Luscious Metals ~ Luscious Light

October 17, 2009

Meet the studio chapter 2

Filed under: Luscious Metals,meet the studio,metal stamps,Natha Perkins — natha @ 3:16 am

Metal Texture Stamps
We all know that I rarely make a piece that doesn’t have a word (or 5) on it but I am also a huge fan of texture. Last time I introduced you to the mill and the texture in relief that it creates. Today lets talk about inverted texture. All hail the stamp!

This is only a small portion of my wonderful stamp collection. I collect different letter fonts, sizes, numbers, designs, textures- whatever! It doesn’t matter, if it’s a cool stamp, I want it.

This dot texture (above) is one of my favorites, because it just adds a little unexpected interest to any piece.

The above shot has good examples of words and textures that I add to almost every piece.

A close up of a few of the design stamps. I use these less often… I think you have to be careful with some of the design stamps since they will push a piece into predictability if you’re not careful.

August 29, 2009

Fall into Common Threads

Filed under: common threads,Luscious Metals,Natha Perkins — natha @ 11:53 pm

We just brought a new fall collection to Common Threads, one of our favorite stores to sell at. This collection is full of rich, juicy colors and chunky stones with an angel wing or two thrown in. The only problem with selling here is that every time we go in we have to buy something!

July 30, 2009

Louisville! You Won!

Filed under: Luminary,Luscious Metals,Natha Perkins — natha @ 12:03 am

Louisville Colorado just got rated the number one small town in the country to live. Our Luscious Studios are right around the corner from Louisville. If you’ve ever ordered jewelry from us, you might have noticed that it arrives from an L-ville mailing address. We also have a cool little store called Luminary,that sells our jewelry in Old Town. If you’re ever in the neighborhood, stop in and check it out. It’s a gorgeous little store,with lots of local goodies and they have jewelry of ours that can’t be found online. Congratulations Louisville!

July 18, 2009

Sweetheart Mania!

Filed under: Natha Perkins,Shannon,sweetheart necklace — natha @ 8:37 pm

Well it’s July and we are finally able to catch our breath a bit here in the studio. The Parenting Magazine feature had us crazy for months! We produced so many of these pretty little personalized Sweetheart Necklaces that I’ve lost count. I’ve said before that I owe my sanity to my wonderful studio assistant Shannon. Not only can she wire wrap her butt off but she has loads of patience (which I don’t) and shes totally fun to have in the studio. Love you Shannon! Thanks to all of you for supporting us and ordering these necklaces for the moms, sisters, grandmas and friends in your life! Congratulations to Jayme P. who won the necklace from the contest here on the blog and to Denise J. who was the lucky winner from the Parenting website contest. We couldn’t do it without you, our fabulous customers!

The one and only Sweetheart Necklace

Just a few necklaces ready to be shipped out

The lovely Shannon hard at work at the bench

July 5, 2009

Clandestine Chic Interview

Sheena at Clandestine Chic interviewed me few weeks ago. Interviews are so fun because I’m always like “How DO I feel about that? Hmmm, let me think…” This is a great blog to check out. She covers really relevant stuff that is happening in the media, talks about great fashion and also writes about her travels. To read the interview, click here~ Thanks again Sheena!

May 8, 2009

Style Eyes Interview

Filed under: interview,Natha Perkins,style eyes fashion blog — natha @ 4:37 am

Ceri Heathcote has a lovely little corner of the web called Style Eyes Fashion Blog. It’s filled with all sorts of musings on fashion, jewelry, sustainable style and more. There are lots of pretty pictures to look at too, which is one of my favorite reasons for reading blogs of course. She is all the way over in the UK and I always find it fascinating to hear the points of view of women from all over the world. I’m flattered that she likes my jewels too! She also works with, “the ultimate guide for ladies with style”. Ceri interviewed me, check it out, it was so much fun! Thanks Ceri~

January 2, 2009

Happy New Year!

Filed under: happy new year,Luscious Metals,Natha Perkins — natha @ 8:17 pm

I didn’t grow up Southern but I can definitely claim it now and it is a big Southern tradition to eat collard greens, black eyed peas and cornbread on New Years Day. The collards are meant to bring money into your new year, the black eyed peas are for luck and the cornbread is for gold. So that’s what we did, because money, luck and gold are certainly things we can use in 2009! Not to mention that this meal is just really really good! Welcome 2009…

December 29, 2008

My ring collection

Filed under: Luscious Metals,Natha Perkins,rings,www.natha — natha @ 5:41 pm

I used to collect jewelry. My rule was that I couldn’t buy a piece that I could make myself. Now a days I just collect and wear my own jewelry, partly because I just adore it (am I allowed to say that?) but also because I’m my own best advertisement and I like having a personal archive of favorite pieces that I have made in the past. It’s fun to examine old pieces and see how my design and craftsmanship have evolved over the years.
This is about 1/3 of my ring collection. I have included most of my favorites here, rings that I have made and rings that were given to me by my most precious people. I made 8 of these rings (can you spot them?) and there are 5 wedding rings among them (not all mine!!).
By the way, I just started selling my infamous Jewel Rings online in my Smashing Darling Store…Check them out- they’re fabulous!

December 9, 2008

Okay, it's true…I secretly love whimsical

More cool gift ideas! I just stumbled across the sweetest little store on Etsy. Middleburg Folk Art Studio, original papier mache and fabric sculptures by artist Susan Havens-Morris. I am in love with these amazing little papier mache creations! I seriously want about 2/3 of the items in the store, but that pink cupcake….
Oh and Middleburg is Green…all of their papier mache pieces are made from 100% recycled ground newspaper. Not just beautiful smart too.

The Pink Cupcake Box that will be mine soon… I hope

Okay, I’ll take this beautiful poppy garland too!

Ummm…birds and cake- 2 of my favorite things

December 1, 2008

Another amazing gift idea

Filed under: Diffraction,gift ideas,Luscious Metals,Natha Perkins — natha @ 2:53 pm

Wine charms are a fabulous idea for so many reasons. The problem is that each charm is usually so unremarkable that it doesn’t really do a proper job of reminding you which wine glass is yours. “Did I have the red beads or the green?” These delightful charms by Diffraction are so lovely and visually luscious that you might want to employ them to do more jobs around the house than just wine glass guarding… Only $22 for a set of 5. They have more than fruit, leaves and flowers, there is the Chicago series, the Paris series and the silver series as well Order them from Diffraction on

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