Luscious Metals ~ Luscious Light

March 6, 2014

RAW: Natural Born Artists

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.

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.

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 From left to right: Hammered Nuggets, Spellbound Ring, My Love Necklace.

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] 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 and we can discuss dates!

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!

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March 20, 2013


Source: via Theresa on Pinterest

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)

Source: via Holly on Pinterest

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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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, 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 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…

April 1, 2012

Ford Escape Routes

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Ford Motors has a new reality show called Escape Routes and Team Red will be wearing rings by Luscious Metals! The girls chose rings from the Spellbound Collection in gold dipped with the stone “cloud” and had the side inscribed with the word “YOLO” which means…you only live once. Perfectly fitting for these 2 crazy girls who have (willingly!) signed themselves up for what promises to be an exciting, nerve wracking and hopefully profitable venture! Be sure to watch for flashes of sparkle from our rings and be sure to “like” Bre and Tara on facebook!

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