You've Been Noted is hands down a hidden force behind Atlanta's creative scene, doing their part to connect local artists, small business owners, and organizations in the most unique avenues. They are the best hosts and I've had the pleasure of collaborating with them already a handful of times over the past 3 years. Every year, You've Been Noted organizes a curated market, The Ballog, in a new, unique location around the city. This year's installment was at the gorgeous Serenbe Farms, a quiet, insanely gorgeous, nestled community just outside Atlanta. I have always wanted an excuse to visit Serenbe, and was beyond ecstatic to hear The Ballog was hosted on their grounds this year. The market was one for the books: getting to hang and chat with new and old creative friends, eat delicious crepes, sell jewels to the most gracious customers, and be a part of a thriving, supportive community (my favorite part). Check out more gorgeous snapshots of the evening by Minoo Bassery here.
Porcupine pendants for the people! These pendants are one piece I adore creating just as much as I love wearing it. Each porcupine quill is natural and ethically harvested; the quills fall right off the porcupines at local farms and are collected, cleaned, and turned into pendants. The gradients vary drastically from quill to quill; some are solid black, others have 5 stripes of black, white, and occasionally shades of brown scattered throughout. The quills are very lightweight and airy, making them extremely easy to wear. Be ready for a conversation starter, most folks will truly not believe these beauties come from real porcupines!
Excited to share a new summer design and more shots from our fun shoot with You've Been Noted! I love when designs and colors scream summer (my favorite season!) and the new Pavo Necklace, available in turquoise and bright multi-color, is the epitome of summer dreams. The beads and V design create a statement silhouette, but the pendant is extremely lightweight as well. Lightweight is key for me in the summer, and this is the ultimate bright pendant for those long days. Once the days finally cool down this Fall, this piece will be ideal for layering, and she'll surely remind you of your summer adventures.
America + Atlanta + necklaces + vintage -- that sums up our most recent photo shoot extremely well. I had the pleasure of spending an afternoon last week with a whole slew of talented local creatives for a very fun + unexpectedly patriotic photo shoot. Of course, the giant flag has made me even more excited to celebrate July 4th this weekend -- beer, beach, patriotism (what else could you ask for in a holiday?). This dual-citizen is ready for her adopted favorite holiday.
Well, my love for pendant necklaces is totally reaching that unhealthy level with this new collection, and I'm so ok with it! I'm ecstatic to release 40 new pieces today inspired by the bright blue (hello, turquoise!) of the ocean, the deep red accents sprinkled in the buildings, and the crisp clean white lines of Greece! Initially, I was designing this collection for Fall, but realized the bright colors and texture that emerged were perfect for Summer, so silly me decided to launch this collection about two months earlier than planned so we could all enjoy these pieces this summer!
I had the distinct pleasure of collaborating not once, but twice (!) to take some amazing product and styled shots of these precious jewels, so be sure to grab a cup of coffee, take a break from work and flip through the product listings and our newest lookbook. I am so grateful to everyone who made this collection possible (wait, that started to sound like an Oscar speech) -- . Anyways! Sharing new pieces is one of my favorite parts of my business and I so hope you find something to accompany you on your summer adventures the next few months! I'll leave you with a few of my favorite photos from our shoot with You've Been Noted!
I'd love to hear which piece is your favorite!