Luscious Metals ~ Luscious Light

March 6, 2014

RAW: Natural Born Artists

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Imagine this: 30 or so bad-ass artists setting up booths in one of downtown Boulder’s hip clubs. Nude paintings, abstract paintings, steam-punk jewelry, gemstone necklaces and rings, wood burning demo’s, a short film, clothing designers, silk-screeners and 2 incredible fashion shows. We had the pleasure of being part of this amazing show last week! RAW was unlike any show we’ve ever done. A huge shout out and thank you to Johnnie Kuhn who was the head of the show. He seriously pulled off quite a feat. It’s no small task to plan and execute a huge event like this one.
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The nightclub scene was high energy but the crowd was beautifully curated. People were interested, talkative and curious. One of my favorite parts were the 2 fashion shows. These indie designers really showed up! They designed clothes and orchestrated such beautiful performances. The hair and makeup artists also did an outstanding job. Their models were true examples of “real life beauty” which I talk a lot about here at Luscious Metals. I love it when women get opportunities to showcase their inner and outer beauty in artistic and creative (and non conforming) ways.
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The visual artists showed up with their beautiful art as well. Every time I do one of these shows, I see hard evidence that despite the lack of funding for art in the schools these days, there are still so many highly creative people out there that are creating art anyway. I got to chat with a handful of artists and it was such a pleasure. It’s always so fun to get to talk to our peers in the indie art community to exchange ideas and discuss potential collaborations! All in all, it was a fabulous show.


Summer Fox Fine Art, Moonshine Burns Wood, and Old Crow Art Cache

“RAW:natural born artists is an independent arts organization, for artists, by artists. We’re an international community made up of creative individuals across the globe. Our mission is to provide independent artists within the first 10 years of their career with the tools, resources and exposure needed to inspire and cultivate creativity. We welcome all genres of art including independent film, fashion, music, visual art, performing art, hairstylists, makeup artists and more. We encourage the creative success of the many visionaries and storytellers of our generation.
RAW currently operates in nearly 60 cities across the United States, Australia, Canada and, now London”

January 27, 2014

Reasons we’re beautiful that have nothing to do with the way we look

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Last fall, we decided to host a celebration giveaway where we asked all of our customers and fans to send in photos of themselves wearing rings and necklaces and bracelets all made by Luscious Metals Jewelry. We had an incredible response! We called it the Real Life Beauty Celebration. We just wanted to honor women for being beautiful. Not beautiful because they were young or thin or had smooth skin, but beautiful because they were bakers and teachers and mothers and artists and friends. Beauty is something that develops as a result of who we are, not what we look like. It seems like today more than ever, there’s such disparity between that truth and the lie that says that in order to be considered beautiful, we must conform to specific standards. We just wanted to do our part to help dispel the myth that says that thin, young (and wealthy!) was the fastest track toward beauty. Because it isn’t.
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To see the photo collection in its entirety, check out our instagram account and also our facebook page.

January 22, 2014

You’re wearing THAT?

What Not To Wear
I went to have lunch with my daughter today who’s in elementary school and while were were eating, I noticed a boy wearing a T-shirt that had the word Rancid scrawled across it in big red words that were (presumably) meant to look like dripping blood. I know clothing like this is fashionable in certain circles but it always makes me cringe to see people actually wearing them. It seems to be mostly young men that I’ve seen wearing shirts that say things like “loser” and “rancid” and of course there are quite a few death metal bands that have names like “Carcass” and “Venom” (I’m serious!) and true to form, they print brutal and bloody images alongside their names on their concert T shirts and then people buy them. And actually wear them. Like I said, I cringe for the men who wear these words and images so close to their skin. Not just because I find them to be aesthetically distasteful (I’m sorry- I do) but because I’m fully aware of the effect that words have on water and we ourselves are 60% water. I cant help but assume that on some level, wearing dis-empowering words so closely to our bodies would make us feel…dis-empowered. I found this great short video demonstrating some of the experiments of Dr. Masuro Emoto who was able to scientifically prove that kind and loving words affected water quite differently than mean and hateful words.

Wearing Words of Beauty Instead
As many of you know, this is the very idea behind the jewelry that we design. Almost all of our pieces include space to add a word or a name because if wearing sweet and loving words against our skin can help change the water chemistry in our bodies for the better, well, that’s a win win. Wearing pretty things makes us feel good; they garner us compliments (which also make us feel good) and as we now know, help to raise our consciousness (which also feels good). So here’s the way I like to look at it: if we make it our goal to feel good most of the time then every little step we take to facilitate this gets us closer to that goal. Ditch the downer words and don the delightful ones. Makes sense to me.
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You can find these pieces and many more like it on our website lusciousmetals.com. From left to right: Hammered Nuggets, Spellbound Ring, My Love Necklace.

November 2, 2012

Angel Wing Giveaway!


Both man and Mother Nature seem to be at odds with the idea of peace and tranquility right now don’t they? In my home state of Colorado alone we’ve had devastating fires, a nightmarish shooting spree and a heart sickening abduction. Now we’re watching as the east coast struggles to pick up the pieces left from the damage that super-storm Sandy wrought. To top it all off, across the country we’ve been inundated for weeks now with political mudslinging and we’re all becoming more aware of where we as individuals stand on issues like human rights, genetically modified food and the vast disparity between the rich and the poor. Phew!

I believe that the best balm for soothing ourselves around senseless tragedy and devastating natural disaster is the idea of people coming together, depending on each other and also calling on divine energy to guide us and help us emerge stronger and with more effective tools for creating peace and harmony. So with this idea in mind, I’ve decided to gift 3 lucky people one of our Angel Wing Necklaces to wear around their neck as a reminder that we all have angels and guides nearby to help answer our questions, ease our fears and help us make good decisions. It’s my way of sending some support out into the world. If you’ve read my artist statement on LusciousMetals.com, you’ll know that I am a firm believer in the law of attraction (like attracts like), which means that if we wear little talismans that represent strength, wisdom, support (or whatever the case may be) that we bring those qualities to ourselves as a result. So, if you’d like to enter to win your own talisman, you can do so RIGHT HERE. There is also a free shipping code there for you if the idea of a ‘power amulet’ sounds like a good one to you– we have many different necklaces, rings and bracelets (that are fully customizable!) on Luscious Metals.com that are designed specifically with this intention. The contest ends Nov. 14 so be speedy and share with your friends too! Until then, hang in there and be well…

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