Luscious Metals ~ Luscious Light

July 11, 2014

Workshop Series

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We’re excited to announce the beginning of a series of cool workshops where we collaborate with amazing women from our community and combine what they know: Reiki, yoga, food, beauty, music etc. with what we know: art. All of the workshops will have components of inner-work, self healing and integration through art.

This is exciting for me because as many of you know, alongside developing my business into a lifestyle brand where we make and sell intentional jewelry, (jewelry that is specifically meant to empower and have meaning to it’s wearer), Ive also been training and working as a Certified Life Coach. In trying to find a cohesive way to integrate my art and jewelry design background with my interest in helping people (women specifically) re-discover themselves, I decided that a great way to begin the process was to begin hosting workshops where both of my passions could be supported and developed while also promoting other healers in my community. It feels like a win-win.

The First one is Called Your Inner Sexual Goddess and is being held in Boulder Colorado on July 19 from 10am-2pm. I will be co- teaching this one with Janet Raftis of Totem Guidance. Janet is a Reiki practitioner among other things and I’m super excited to get to work with her! If you’re in the Boulder-Denver area, come join us! If not, the plan is to eventually do workshops around the country so if you’re someone who is interested in collaborating with me to produce a workshop in your city, email us at customerservice@lusciousmetals.com.

October 15, 2013

Host a Trunk Show

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We are currently booking Luscious Metals trunk shows for the holiday season. Maybe you’d like to host one? If you live in the Denver/Boulder/Front Range (ish-y) area, and are considering having your girlfriends over for something holiday-esque or you work in an office that could use an exciting lunch hour activity or you just need an excuse to have a party and show off your cool taste in handmade earrings, rings, bracelets and necklaces and the fact that you know (or will know, after you’ve had us at your party) some fun jewelry designers, then let’s talk trunk shows!

Here’s how it works:

1. You decide to host a party (gathering, trunk show, exhibit, office shin-dig, whatever)
2. You invite your friends
3. We show up with jewelry, displays and everything else that we need to create a pop-up store.

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What’s in it for you?

1. We specially price the pieces we sell at your trunk show. The pieces we bring to show and sell are typically marked down between 20% and 30% so you can promise your guests quite the deal!*

2. We bring pieces from collections that you can find online as well as well as a number of one-of-a-kind pieces. We tend to have a lot of pieces in stock that never go on the website because that’s one of our favorite ways to work.

3. When you host the trunk show, you receive an automatic $125 credit towards any jewelry we bring and for every $500 your friends purchase, you receive another $50 in credit.

4. The jewelry you and your friends choose will be available the night of the show, cash (or cc) and carry. Unless you order something custom, please expect to be taking home your goodies that very night!

*If you are a retail store and are considering hosting us at a trunk show, our policies on discounting pieces and jewelry credits in exchange for sales vary a little so please email us at customerservice[at]lusciousmetals.com and we can email you our wholesale/consignment policies as they relate to in-store trunk shows.

If you want to host a show- email me at natha@lusciousmetals.com and we can discuss dates!

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

March 20, 2013

Purrrrrrple

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Purple is the color of royalty and it came to be so because the pigment used to create the color purple (derived from a sea snail called the spiny dye-murex) was so arduous to source that only the very rich could afford to purchase fabric of that color. The process of making the dye was long, difficult and expensive. Thousands of the tiny snails had to be found, their shells cracked, the snail removed. Mountains of empty shells have been found at the ancient sites of Sidon and Tyre. The snails were left to soak, then a tiny gland was removed and the juice extracted and put in a basin, which was placed in the sunlight. There a remarkable transformation took place. In the sunlight the juice turned white, then yellow-green, then green, then violet, then a red which turned darker and darker. The process had to be stopped at exactly the right time to obtain the desired color, which could range from a bright crimson to a dark purple, the color of dried blood. Then either wool, linen or silk would be dyed. The exact hue varied between crimson and violet, but it was always rich, bright and lasting (Anne Varichon, Couleurs-pigments dans les mains des peuples, p. 135)

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When I think of purple, I think of lilacs and grape soda and morning glories, and it does remind me of princesses. When I was a girl, I would always fantasize about being a princess in long purple velvet gowns, riding my unicorn, picking juicy grapes off of twisted vines, waiting for a prince to come distract me. Purple represents pure fantasy for me, but there’s a softness too. It’s a comforting color. I mentioned in an earlier post that I often think of people as embodying a color and my oldest daughter is a purple girl. I’m not sure why but it’s something I’ve seen in her, before she was born even…there’s a richness and royalty to her countenance, an effortlessness; she just doesn’t seem to struggle the way some of us do and that, in a nutshell is what purple represents to me.

We’re on our last week of 7 weeks of Rainbows Celebration and that means…Amethyst earrings are up for grabs!! This is the last pair we’re giving away and amethyst seems to be a collective favorite in the stone department. Enter below to win and don’t forget to check out our Facebook page for daily doses of color…
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March 12, 2013

Blue like the sky

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Blue is the most popular color in the world. Did you know that? Because blue is the color of the sky and water, the human mind perceives it as “a constant” and therefore the color blue is seen as trustworthy, dependable, and committed. Overuse it though, and it becomes cold and uncaring. Have you ever been in a room with blue walls that feels cold? I know I have. I will admit that blue has never been one of my favorites; I love a gorgeous azure sky and the multifaceted turquoise and teal of the sea fills me with awe, but I’m picky when it comes to the shades of blue that I really like. I guess, for me– most blues seem stodgy and boring. No powder or periwinkle or electric blue for this girl. Even as I write this I’m staring at my blue Microsoft screen and thinking how dull and drab it is. Bottom line, you probably won’t ever find me painting my walls blue. Now, this isn’t to say that I can’t appreciate certain shades of blue, especially shades of blue that have a lot of green in them — dark teal, Indian ink and cobalt? Yes please, especially in clothing. Go figure.

Blue is the least “gender specific” color, having equal appeal to both men and women. Owls are the only birds that can see the color blue (how did they figure that out?), mosquitoes are twice as attracted to blue as they are to any other color (note to self), people are often more productive in blue rooms (maybe I should paint my walls blue).

Physically, the color blue cools, calms and sedates and aids intuition. I guess I can see why it’s such a popular color. There are some very comforting things about the good old color blue. It’s like the steadfast old dog that comes out to greet you every day when you come home. Solid, dependable and predictable.

Speaking of blue–this week we have blue chalcedony earrings up for grabs. Oddly enough, after all my nay-saying about the color blue–I laugh because I realize that the blue earrings are the ones I stole from the collection and have been wearing for 5 weeks now! Maybe I have no idea what I’m talking about when it comes to blue–I think I DO like it. A lot! (Don’t worry, the ones I send the winner will be brand new because I am keeping my pair for myself). Don’t forget to check out the facebook page too for daily doses of blue and cool facts too.
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February 20, 2013

Yellow Girl

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I’ve been gazing at yellow images for a few weeks now and I never realized how much I love this color. I think if happy was a color, it would be yellow. For as long as I can remember, I’ve had this implicit sense of relationship between people and colors. To me, every person seems to have a color of their own and one of my favorite people on the planet is yellow. Even before my youngest daughter was born I thought of her as a yellow baby. I can’t explain why, but I just knew that this child was going to vibrate the color yellow, and I was right. She is happy and energetic and fiery and she even has blonde hair.

Yellow just makes me feel good. It’s the color of the sun and warmth and lemons and butter. It’s smiley faces and Big Bird and brick roads and submarines. It’s daisies, daffodils and falling leaves and gold. I’m waxing poetic about yellow at this point, I know. Actually I’m pretty sure I’m downright gushing but as I look around my house and my world, I see so much of this beautiful color. When I take a minute to tune into my connotations around it, I realize that I can’t think of a single negative yellow association.

Speaking of shiny happy yellow, we have a pair of golden citrine earrings we’re giving away this week. Enter below to win. Also, we’re posting daily yellow love on our facebook page so be sure to check us out there too!

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February 11, 2013

Orange Juicy


For my 22nd birthday party, I held an Orange Party. Everyone had to wear the color orange and it was one of my favorite birthdays ever. We didn’t have a cake like this because we were all young and when you’re young, details like providing food at parties tends to just slip through the cracks. We did have some orange vodka there though I think, so we were on theme in that respect.

Anyway, back to my old lover; the color orange. There are so many shades of orange, and unlike a few other colors I could name (like pink. Ahem, dusty rose and mauve) I have never met a shade of orange I didn’t like. If orange was a temperature, it would be both warm and hot. If it were a flavor, it would be tangy and juicy. Orange can be sweet and spicy and anything that’s orange just tastes really good! At least in my opinion. Orange is a chameleon color. It changes so easily from warm to cool on the color wheel, and it all depends on what shades you use it with (this actually stands true for every color but especially for orange). Let’s say you have a fruit bowl filled with tangerines cherries and lemons. The colors would make a hot palette. Check out how warm this orange is compared to the next one:

Next to it, you have a desert offering of blueberry ice cream, cantaloupe and some fresh basil, this combination of shades creates a decidedly cooler palette, See?

Orange sapphires and aquamarine will cool you down, carnelian and garnets will warm you up. See how this works? Speaking of gemstones, we’re still in the middle of our 7 Weeks of Rainbows celebration
and that means we’re giving away a pair of shimmering gemstone earrings every week. This week, we have some hot faceted carnelian earrings up for grabs. The entry form is below and don’t forget–we are posting daily doses of color on our Facebook page. We have beautiful images, cool facts about colors and more. Join us!

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