Luscious Metals ~ Luscious Light

September 26, 2013

What is Beautiful?

Natha and Whitney
Natha and Whitney modeling pieces from Divine ~ Align
If you’ve ever flipped through and looked at the pieces on our website, you’ve seen that we don’t hire professional fashion models to wear our jewelry. In fact, I’m the one in quite a few of the pictures wearing the jewelry and the rest of the women are all my friends. Why? Because this is real-life! Real-life women are just as beautiful as paid models and real-life women are the ones who buy our jewelry. Moms, career women, grandmas, college students, 20-somethings etc all buy and wear our jewelry and believe me, they’re all beautiful in their own stunning ways. I know, because I’ve met quite a few of them. We live in a culture that somehow makes it okay to discount women if they don’t hold up to a certain standard in terms of looks. Apparently we’re all supposed to be thin and have long hair and big eyes and big breasts. And we get extra credit if we look perpetually young. And driving a cool car helps. And wearing expensive clothing makes us more valuable too. Here’s the thing: that’s crazy. I have 2 daughters and I will do anything within my power to mitigate the messages that the media wants them to believe as fact; that beauty is something singular and specific. I have never ever, and I mean EVER berated myself for being fat, ugly, saggy, tired-looking or old in front of my girls. I don’t talk about how other people are fat or unattractive. I just don’t do it. I’m not going to send them out into the world thinking that their value (or anybody else’s) rests solely on what they look like. That’s not a message that they’ll ever get from me. They are vibrant, intelligent little girls and they are beautiful and powerful from the inside out, not the other way around.
Eve and Kells
My daughters (who aren’t wearing jewelry because they lose jewelry very quickly!)

This is also why I use my friends as my models. Because these women are beautiful and smart and kind and caring and loving. They have regular lives and do every day things and they are beautiful. They are beautiful because of who they are and what they say and the way they laugh and the mistakes they make. We all are.
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Beth wearing the Slinky Slice Earrings

We wanted to do something to celebrate all of you beautiful women who wear our jewelry so we’re asking you (yes you!) to send us photos of yourself out and about, living your every day lives and wearing our jewelry. We will be posting them on our Facebook Page as they come in. You can email them to us at customerservice(at)lusciousmetals.com to us or send them in a text message 303.8(seven)5.859(two) We can’t wait to see all of your BEAUTIFUL faces!!

~Natha

September 21, 2013

Green Friday

I love love love getting featured in Etsy Treasuries. And green is my favorite color. And I also own the green Spellbound Ring that’s featured here because I fell in love with it and couldn’t bear to sell it. So how’s that for a Friday triple score?
Thank you Madeartshop!

‘A Time to Dream’ by madeartshop

Enjoy!


Bamboo Scarf / Light Olive G…
$24

vintage kitchen tin / large …
$55.25

Ombré Ceramic Planter – Cer…
$22

Louisa – irredescent chiffon…
$428

Stained Glass Chevron Elemen…
$95

Rainbow Mystic Quartz Neckla…
$95

Ring Bearer Pillow Alternati…
$28

OOAK Farmhouse Hackberry Woo…
$100

Mountain Violet Hand-Knit Wr…
$30

Clear Chunky Crystal Quartz …
$2

Miniature Forest Plant Kit F…
$55

Spellbound Ring
$214

Sale – Tree Of Life Pendant …
$21

s a m p l e – perfume serum …
$4

Sweet Vintage 80s Victorian …
$12

Succulent Pod

$15

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September 12, 2013

The Divine ~ Align Collection

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I am so excited to launch this collection. I have always created jewelry around the idea of making wearable amulets. I understand the importance of what we wear and how even our jewelry can impact us. Before I wrote this post, I went through my files and read through a handful of interviews that I’ve done through the years. I was looking specifically for the question “What inspires you?” I found that while my answers have varied, they have all been very similarly focused on the idea of producing pieces that have deep, long lasting meaning.

What inspires you in your jewellery designs?
“I am inspired largely by what is happening in my life but more specifically I am inspired by words. Language is such a lovely thing, the way you can convey a certain feeling with just a word or two. Almost all of my pieces have at least one word if not many to invoke some sort of resonance with their eventual owners”. —Style Eyes Blog

We discussed trendy statement jewelry. Natha believes in more than a statement piece and rather a statement collection.
“It’s not about a specific piece. I think every woman needs a little collection of jewelry that are absolute treasures to her. We all need a few pieces that brings back lovely memories of an era in our lives or remind us of that one time, or that one man. A piece that we can always put on to help us feel beautiful and confident.” –About.com

SD: Where do you turn for inspiration for your designs?

NP: I love colors. I am also really influenced by words, passion, and magical imagery. I envision my jewelry pieces becoming treasured objects and amulets for their owners so I try to tell open ended stories through the use of words, colors and shapes. I want these elements to enchant you and resonate personally so when you wear your piece, it has specific meaning to you as well as giving you something pretty to wear and look at. —Indiepublic

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So this collection, called Divine ~ Align is very in keeping with that emphasis. A section of the press release for this collection reads: “In keeping with our mission to empower women in every-day ways, we’ve designed our new collection Divine ~ Align. We’ve created pieces that are full of symbolism and meaning and we encourage you, our beautiful customer to fully customize your purchase by choosing your words, details and stone colors. We want the jewelry we make for you to function as a power piece; an amulet to signify and support where you are in your life. This line is simple, clean and artful. Every piece is highly significant in relation to the ideas of following your path, finding yourself and looking inward; all relevant themes for women in our culture today”.
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Check out the collection and see what you think. Every piece is beautiful and we put deep thought into the specific symbolism and healing properties of each shape and stone we’ve included. The word that keeps coming into my head around this collection is Celebration. I’m celebrating a new collection, new additions to my business, and a brand new excitement around the idea of consciously creating my life and helping other women do the same. Stay tuned to the blog because I have some great posts coming up and we will be hosting a celebratory giveaway soon too.

Thank you all as always for your support,

~Natha

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