Thursday, July 8, 2010
Naturaleza Organic Jewelry + Earring Giveaway (Win A Pair Of Sterling Silver + Seed Earrings)
Moran Fuerte Ring - recycled sterling and organic wood band
From the very first time I browsed the naturalezanica shop on etsy I immediately fell in love their jewelry. The simple elegance of the designs combined with the beautiful hues and patterns of nature are a perfect and beautiful pairing. I don't really ever purchase mass produced jewelry because most conventional, mass marketed pieces look either too gaudy, too cheap or (to be blunt) too ugly. On the opposite end of the spectrum are the independently created and designed pieces created by Naturaleza Organic Jewelry which are absolutely stunning!
Naturaleza Organic Jewelry (naturalezanica on ebay) is completely designed and handmade by Kentucky residents, Amy and Marlon Obando Solano. Marlon grew up in rural Nicaragua where he learned to work with and create using natural forest materials. Now he and Amy combine ancestral Nicaraguan adornment techniques with modern design elements to make beautiful, unique pieces of jewelry. Each piece the duo creates is made of sustainable, hand collected raw materials such as seeds, nuts and wood along with 100% recycled sterling silver. Naturaleza Organic Jewelry also does not use varnish or dye on their pieces, instead polishing them with organic sesame oil, allowing the vibrant colors and patterns of nature to shine through.
Naturaleza Organic Jewelry would make a wonderful anniversary or birthday gift, the perfect wedding or engagement bands, or just something to add to your personal collection. Some of my favorite pieces from Marlon & Amy's portfolio (along with the rings pictured above) can be seen below:
Asi Nacascolo - sustainable nacascolo wood with recycled sterling silver inlay
Turquoise Lados Rings - Custom designed ring set with turquoise inlay and unity symbol.
Lados Lapis Azul and Coyol Ring - Coyol seed, lapiz azul and recycled sterling.
Naciendo - handcarved nacascolo necklace with recycled sterling leaf inlay
Nambaro Circle Earrings - sustainable cocobolo wood earrings
**all photos in this post property of Naturaleza Organic Jewelry**
I contacted Marlon and Amy personally and they very generously offered to giveaway a pair of their Seed Squiggle Earrings (brown carbon seed and recycled sterling, $32 value) to one of my readers!
*To enter all you need to do is visit:
naturalezanica shop on etsy
or Naturaleza al Descubierto on flickr
and tell me a piece that wasn't listed here that you would love to own (or give) or something you learned about them or their jewelry.
For one extra entry each you can:
* "Like" Naturaleza al Descubierto - organic jewelry by Marlon Obando Solano on Facebook and leave your name (if you'd like, you can also say hello on their wall & let them know you like their work)
* Post this giveaway in your blog and leave a link to your post
* Tweet about the giveaway and leave a link to your tweet (you may tweet once per day)
Please leave a separate comment for each entry! Also make sure to leave your email address in one of your comments or have your email address visible in your profile.
This giveaway will end on August 8, 2010 at 11:59 PM PST. Open to anyone, anywhere in the world (international readers welcome)!
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