I ran across a beautiful product recently that I wanted to share with my readers. Let me say first that I am not generally a fan of jewelry. In fact the only necklace I wear with any frequency is a very hippy Rune necklace that has the symbol for balance on it. But recently I have fallen in love with the simplicity and beauty of the nature inspired necklaces from Monsoon Artisans. They take .999 fine silver (finer then sterling silver) and then carefully sculpt it into the shape of an Arizona Ash leaf, and then burnish and engrave, all by hand. As you can see on their inspiration page, they give you a couple ideas for engraving, such as like rain in the desert and the mesquite seed must break open to grow. Not only are these necklaces lovely but they are the essence of simplicity. I like shiny baubles just like the next girl but I just dont wear them. These necklaces I would wear. I am already thinking about my loved ones who would like one of these necklaces for Christmas.
If you were thinking along the same lines you are in luck. Monsoon Artisans is holding a family tree contest and they are giving away 5 custom necklaces. To enter just submit a statement of 200 words or less about family. What does family mean to you? Who do you consider family? Be sure to include in your submission the inscription you would choose for your necklace (up to 10 words) and five lucky winners will get a free necklace, a $100 dollar value. Enter by October 15th!
Check out these talented Artisans and their lovely nature inspired creations .