Luscious Metals ~ Luscious Light

October 6, 2011

7 rings, full of grace.

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: , , — Natha @ 5:08 am

I’ve often said that one of my main pleasures in metalsmithing lies in the fact that I get to make amulets. Powerful, meaningful pieces that people hold onto for years to come; and the following story is a perfect example of that.

When I get interesting custom orders I always ask the customer what the story behind the order is. I find that most people are really open about what their pieces are for and I love that. I swear, half the time I get all misty eyed reading the stories because of the amazing symbolism the pieces are bound to have for their wearers. This story of 7 spellbound rings is no different.

“The story behind the rings? :

These rings are going to be given to the young women who are graduating from a leadership school called The Gate Master’s Commission. It’s a one year leadership school for ages 18-25 (and sometimes older). Why we think these students deserve rings? They’ve given all of their time and dedication to completing this intense year of character building and leadership training. It’s been a life changing year for the better for everyone! We (the staff of the school) chose the green stone because green represents grace and new beginnings. On the outside we engraved “Gate MC 2011″ and inside, we engraved each student’s name. We just believe that each one of these girls were given new beginnings this year, and definitely lots of grace”

“So that’s the story.. if you need anything else, let me know! I’m sure we’ll love them when we get them, since we love them SO much on the computer. Thank you, thank you!”

October 1, 2011


Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: , , — Natha @ 6:06 am

There were hay bales draped in crocheted blankets, homemade doughnuts, wood fired pizza and beer. A sensuous french quarter band played well into the evening on Saturday and we enjoyed some foot stompin’ blue grass on Sunday. There were beautifully retro Airstream trailers and hip little campers that just by looks alone made you want to buy something from “their” artists. All of these wonderful things AND row after row of handcrafted belts and oils, jewelry and clothing, room decor and amazing toys for little kiddies. And the weather Gods were in full approval as they allowed all of the festivities to proceed under a crisp blue, perfectly sunshiney (Yes, I just made that word up) sky. What ever am I talking about?? Firefly Gypsy Farm Market! And needless to say, it was a complete success! Thank you all for coming to shop and eat, dance and play.

The next Firefly Market extravaganza will be in december at BMoCA, details to follow!

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