I am so excited to launch this collection. I have always created jewelry around the idea of making wearable amulets. I understand the importance of what we wear and how even our jewelry can impact us. Before I wrote this post, I went through my files and read through a handful of interviews that I've done through the years. I was looking specifically for the question "What inspires you?" I found that while my answers have varied, they have all been very similarly focused on the idea of producing pieces that have deep, long lasting meaning.
What inspires you in your jewellery designs? "I am inspired largely by what is happening in my life but more specifically I am inspired by words. Language is such a lovely thing, the way you can convey a certain feeling with just a word or two. Almost all of my pieces have at least one word if not many to invoke some sort of resonance with their eventual owners". --Style Eyes Blog
"We discussed trendy statement jewelry. Natha believes in more than a statement piece and rather a statement collection." "It's not about a specific piece. I think every woman needs a little collection of jewelry that are absolute treasures to her. We all need a few pieces that brings back lovely memories of an era in our lives or remind us of that one time, or that one man. A piece that we can always put on to help us feel beautiful and confident." --About.com SD: Where do you turn for inspiration for your designs? NP: I love colors. I am also really influenced by words, passion, and magical imagery. I envision my jewelry pieces becoming treasured objects and amulets for their owners so I try to tell open ended stories through the use of words, colors and shapes. I want these elements to enchant you and resonate personally so when you wear your piece, it has specific meaning to you as well as giving you something pretty to wear and look at. --Indiepublic
So this collection, called Divine ~ Align is very in keeping with that emphasis. A section of the press release for this collection reads: "In keeping with our mission to empower women in every-day ways, we’ve designed our new collection Divine ~ Align. We’ve created pieces that are full of symbolism and meaning and we encourage you, our beautiful customer to fully customize your purchase by choosing your words, details and stone colors. We want the jewelry we make for you to function as a power piece; an amulet to signify and support where you are in your life. This line is simple, clean and artful. Every piece is highly significant in relation to the ideas of following your path, finding yourself and looking inward; all relevant themes for women in our culture today".
Check out the collection and see what you think. Every piece is beautiful and we put deep thought into the specific symbolism and healing properties of each shape and stone we've included. The word that keeps coming into my head around this collection is Celebration. I'm celebrating a new collection, new additions to my business, and a brand new excitement around the idea of consciously creating my life and helping other women do the same. Stay tuned to the blog because I have some great posts coming up and we will be hosting a celebratory giveaway soon too.
Thank you all as always for your support,