update / this giveaway is closed and the winner is wendy at wild morning. wendy, please email me for details! congrats!
ok, isn’t this jewelry lovely?! i was gifted this pair of necklaces from luca jewelry from the husband at this beginning of this month for my birthday. i called it a combination anniversary, birthday and double push present since it has been a while since i chose something truly special for a gift. this is not to say i haven’t received presents, it’s just, this was extra meaningful for me.
i have had these personalized gold-fill necklaces favourited in my etsy for the longest time! i just never got around to buying. or communicating my wants specifically with my primary gift giver. bless his heart, he sometimes needs things spelt out for him. i’m ok with that. i’m a particular person with particular tastes and this way makes life a little easier on all of us.
one piece of advice i read somewhere and am a huge proponent of is to check out someones pinterest when deciding what to buy them. for a few reasons. one, almost everyone is on pinterest, and two, they are pinning things they like. basically, your wife, girlfriend, bestie, business partner, etc is telling you exactly what they want! it’s not rocket science here folks, but that to me is a win win! simplified, no-brainer gift-giving, happier gift-receivers, and more outside of the box gifts for all! lol. i told you, i’m a proponent of this. now i just have to put it into action. ps. feel free to check out my pinterest for you know, any ideas at all. wink wink.
ok, back to this lovely shop and its gorgeous, minimalist-chic custom jewelry. you can find luca jewelry on etsy and let me tell you, it was such a pleasure communicating with my new favourite shop girl, geeta! she is major talent and super hardworking.
since i am in the middle stages of opening my shop i am now obsessed with doing “research” online. i am so interested in the women behind all of my favourite boutiques. who they are, what inspires them and advice they may have for me at this phase or anyone else who has similar goals. and in addition to all that brain-picking i wanted to know ten things about her. random things, things the typical shopper may not know. so here’s the deal with that. she has been crazy busy lately with all of her orders and the possibility of a new studio (!!!) that she couldn’t get back to me in time. it’s all good, i’ll get the lowdown soon. once her studio space is set up, i plan to do tour on here and continue the feature then.
for now, here are a few things about geeta that i now know -
1. she has been running luca jewelry since 2012, and had another jewelry line before that,
2. but it has been a concept percolating in her creative mind for a lifetime.
3. she studied fashion (like me!) at central st. martins (that’s london’s top school for post sec fashion education)
4. she has worked as a designer with the likes of hussein chalayan, donna karan, and narcisco rodriguez.
5. she is british born, currently living in the states.
6. she has two daughters (again, like me!) who she devoted 10 years of her life to before launching her jewelry line.
she is so inspiring to me and….. generous to you! today you can win a $60 gift card to her shop!!
i know the month of march is officially over, but i’m taking a few more days over here with this giveaway party because our typical schedule has been thrown for a loop a bit. still figuring out that balance!
i really love this forever bracelet and the moi et toi necklace. and the heart and tiny star charm necklaces…. all of her jewelry is handmade and designed, cut, and finished in her studio using traditional metalsmithing techniques. her pieces are classic, modern and dainty. perfect for layering and everyday wear. i’m so excited for the winner of this one!
daani received a necklace similar to this with her name on it for her first birthday from her fui and its such a beautiful keepsake. i am going to need to get one for nini so they can match.
so, i’m so glad we finally pulled the trigger and got them. if i’m nice, i may even gift them to my girls when they are older. maybe not though. haha.
some photos are courtesy of luca jewelry.
here’s how to enter this giveaway