Sunday, April 10, 2016

white owl jewelry sale

Psst! It's spring time and it's sale time.
Although today in Michigan it's looking a lot more like winter,
the warm weather is coming.
We are still celebrating with our little SALE.

Get 15% off with coupon code SPRING2016

(coupon code is good on our website and etsy shop too)



Sunday, April 3, 2016

by special request

Custom ombre Muse bridesmaid necklaces


One of the nice things about having a handmade business
is that we can often take special requests.
Sometimes it is as simple as a custom color and sometimes it
ends up being a special collaboration.

Some of our recent custom color requests for our Muse lace necklace have got us inspired.
These came out so beautifully
we're considering adding these colors to the shop.





Friday, April 1, 2016

paloma fringed choker

We have been working on some new pieces,
and there will be some boho inspired fringed pieces coming to the shop.

The Paloma necklace is an extra wide dramatically fringed choker
that we are really into this spring.
And *bonus*, if you are really feeling the need for fringe, it's got a bracelet made to match.

Get 15% off  with coupon code SPRING2016


also available in our etsy shop
rasa black fringed cuff here




Wednesday, March 30, 2016

easter

Easter morning I got the best surprise-
My neighbor gifted us a beautiful bouquet of pussywillow branches tied in ribbons.
Of course pussywillow branches are a popular spring decoration,
but they are also widely used in Palm Sunday customs and Easter decor.



Traditional German Easter postcard





I love the soft velvety gray/purple blooms, (called catkins).



Suddenly the house feels like spring, and I love walking past these beauties every day.

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

pysanky

I'm not really an Easter/spring decor kind of girl,
but once a year I like to bring out our heirloom Pysanky.
Intricately painted by my great uncle William Hanischuk, they are so
beautiful and so delicate.

Here's a little fascinating background of Pysanky, (from trusty Wikipedia)

"A pysanka (Ukrainian: писанка, plural: pysanky) is a Ukrainian Easter egg, decorated with traditional Ukrainian folk designs using a wax-resist (batik) method. The word pysanka comes from the verb pysaty, "to write", as the designs are not painted on, but written with beeswax.
As in many ancient cultures, Ukrainians worshipped a sun god (Dazhboh).[citation needed] The sun was important - it warmed the earth and thus was a source of all life. Eggs decorated with nature symbols became an integral part of spring rituals, serving as benevolent talismans.
In pre-Christian times, Dazhboh was one of the main deities in the Slavic pantheon;[citation needed] birds were the sun god's chosen creations, for they were the only ones who could get near him. Humans could not catch the birds, but they did manage to obtain the eggs the birds laid. Thus, the eggs were magical objects, a source of life. The egg was also honored during rite-of-Spring festivals––it represented the rebirth of the earth. The long, hard winter was over; the earth burst forth and was reborn just as the egg miraculously burst forth with life. The egg therefore, was believed to have special powers.[3] "
So we are very lucky to have these beautiful,
and possibly benevolent magical objects passed down to us.
Once a year we take them out and admire them,
and I secretly stress out about breaking them before they are put away again
for another year.

Monday, October 19, 2015

boho chic

lots of bohemian flourishes coming  soon...
tassels, pom pons and extra embellishments
are coming to the shop for autumn.








Thursday, October 1, 2015

modern love

it's amazing how versatile lace jewelry can be.
although it's not what most people would think of right away,
it can be quite modern, or minimal, or geometric...






it's fun to surprise ourselves with the unexpected directions that our designs
can take with a little experimentation.

check out the  white owl shopwww.whiteowljewelry.com for more modern lace jewelry