It's time for a giveaway, y'all! Woo!
A couple of months ago I was invited to a fashion show at Veracruz to introduce a couple of new DC designers. Everything was spectacular, but I was really drawn to the jewelry. This isn't surprising given how many accessories I own. This jewelry was different than anything I've seen, particularly because of the materials. Everything looked earthy...but not hippie.
Natala Covert, the designer behind the unique jewelry, invited me to come to her Takoma Park studio for a visit recently.
Having grown up in the area, Natala took some time to travel after getting her BFA in Crafts from the University of Arts in Philadelphia in 2009. She was so tired of metal working by then, she thought she'd never make jewelry again...until she ran out of money and found that making necklaces, while not her favorite at the time, was an easy, quick way to make a few bucks to fund her next plane ticket.
During her travels, she came across a curiosities shop where a woman was selling bobcat bones. Natala says she's always been drawn to skeletons -- not in a creepy way, but from an artistic point of view -- she's always appreciated the shape, look and feel of them. She bought up all the bones she could and began covering parts of them with goldleaf, which sparked the theme of her debut line this past fall.
I have three pieces of jewelry to give to three C&S readers!!!
I've got six ways for you to enter, and you've got a week to do it! Check below for entry instructions. I'll announce three winners March 12th.
WINNERS UPDATE 3/12/14:
Debbie Jackson - Tourmaline Earrings
Rian Kistner - Bone Necklace
Sharon Sullivan - Black Onyx Ring
Congratulations! Thanks for entering!