What could be inside the fascinating brown box? Why, I'll show you...
THIS. In all it's amazing glory.
As I mentioned in my last post, the fantastical people at Craft and Culture were kind enough to lend me some of their incredible items to wear during NYFW. I really love the idea behind Craft and Culture because it focuses on showcasing and highlighting new designers of all kinds. The talent that they have on their website is stunning and I highly recommend that you check them out. This necklace is from &c. by Meghann Sommers, and I fell in love with it the very moment I saw it. The quartz cluster is HUGE and it totally claims the title of being the heaviest necklace I have every had the pleasure of wearing. I really need to be careful when I'm wearing it. That thing could be used as a weapon. The crystal is enormous, cloud-like, beautiful, and a fantastic centerpiece for an outfit. I love how natural it looks-- like it was plucked straight from some mind-blowingly incredible mine and placed on a chain to be worn as art. You can read more about it here. Something I didn't realize until after it was sent to me is that this necklace is one of a kind. So, basically I have the only one. I don't mean 'well, duh, every crystal is different." I mean, I have the only one of this style. That makes me feel rather special.
The second necklace is this stunning little gem from Elizabeth Patterson. I loooove this one, you guys. It's light, it's a great accent to so many outfits, and the color and tone are gorgeous. You can read more about it here. Something about this piece is really personal to me, due to the fact that it was hand crafted, and Elizabeth's initials are stamped into it. That little detail really means a lot to me, because I think today we have lost that connection between artist and buyer. The quartz is a little jagged, giving it that 'perfectly-imperfect' feel. It's a really beautiful stone, and you can see right through it. This is also a 'one-of-a-kind-I-have-the-only-one-in-the-world-gee-I-feel-super-cool' piece.
Can you see the initials?
Huge thanks to Craft and Culture, &c., and Elizabeth Patterson for being kind enough to let me borrow these wearable works of art. I'm so excited wear them this week! I'm planning to work the &c. necklace into my outfit today, and I can't wait to show you the result.
PS. Craft and Culture, &c. and Elizabeth Patterson all have pretty rad blogs (see here for CC, here for &c., and here for EP)