Next up in the "beach week" giveaways, f. is for frank.
I'm lucky to call the lovely and hugely talented ladies behind the line, Shannah and Casey, friends in real-life. I truly love the things they create. It's interesting and wholly unique...really unlike anything else that's out there, which in this era of "sameness" is saying something.
They've offered up one of my favorite pieces from their latest collection -- a gold kiss weight on a rose gold chain.... The charm is cast pewter and plated with a satin gold plated finish. Just leave a comment on this post by Sunday, April 24th at midnight, and I'll announce the winner on Monday.
And now for a few of the things that are inspiring Shannah and Casey of late. Enjoy!
Nature and Nuts... Nature has always been a huge inspiration to our design process. We love texture and organic shape and there is no better place to find those two elements than in nature. While living in Washington, DC, Shannah picked up a hickory nut shell and held on to it for a few years. She found the natural heart shape in it particularly intriguing. When we started designing our newest collection, we cast the nut and decided to design a whole series around it.
Friends... Our friends are always inspiring us in the most unusual ways. Shannah’s friends created these masks out of leather last Halloween and she decided to create something special for their spirit animals!
Peacock... We have been talking about incorporating the peacock somehow in our design for a while. The particular peacock that we ended up using was an image Shannah had used years ago for some pieces she made for some friends. We decided to revisit the image for this collection in order to create a graphic yet fluid design series.
Mad about plaid... Plaid was out in full force this season and it totally inspired our woven series. I knew I had to make something large, square and plaid.
Inspired by random pictures... When designing we sift through tons of catalogs, magazines and blogs to pull out anything that grabs us. The African charms specifically inspired by this picture.