Eco-friendly Tagua Jewelry Collection

On my recent trip to South America I was able to travel to Ecuador for the first time, home of the Tagua nut. I was excited to be able to hand pick my materials. They take the eco-friendly Tagua nut, slice it, polish it and dye it so many beautiful colors it was very hard to choose. It was quite a trek, nine hour bus ride from the border of Peru. So much lush green scenery, my husband and I love traveling by land through South America. Once I was back home I was very anxious to start creating, all the wonderful colors were very inspiring. Once I started I couldn't stop, more and more ideas came as I worked with these materials. Lots of long earrings and necklaces in vibrant colors and unique organic shapes.

I finally had to stop and start putting items in to my shop. All these colors and shapes are perfect for Spring and Summer. I'll be sharing more items from the collection and get started on new summer designs. I love working with Tagua nuts and other Amazon seeds, the amazing colors and organic shapes are just part of the reason. The fact that these materials are eco-friendly was one of the main reasons I decided to focus on creating collections with these elements. If you would like to know more about Tagua nuts click here. To see the entire collection visit my shop :


Lucy Snowe Photography


Lucy Snowe is a photographer from the Pacific Northwest. Many of her works have a beautiful dreamy feel, especially the winter horse and Audrey Hepburn inspired photographs with their soft blue gray color palette. But what originally drew me to her shop was the photo below of " Pinky Novak ", a very different look and feel. Lucy explains, "This lovely little dog belongs to my fashion designer friend Cynthia. I think Pinky looks exactly like Kim Novak in a technicolor Hitchcock movie sitting in this beautiful aqua chair." I am a Hitchcock and classic movie fan and totally agree !

.  visit  Lucy Snowe Photography  to browse the many different styles and options .


Lima Mas Arriba - Evelyn Merino Reyna

Peruvian photographer Evelyn Merino Reyna's "Lima Más Arriba". A beautiful collection of photographs taken from the skies above Lima, Peru over the course of 6 years. She spent more than 300 hours of flight in different light glider like aircrafts some motorized and some not. This video can best appreciated when watched on full screen and with sound, the photographs are synchronized to music.





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