Avant Garde Photo Shoot

In my experience, a true artist is one that is not only a master of his or her craft but also someone who has a grand vision, the ability to encompass a complete story and incorporate it in a relevant way into their finished product. (Yes, I went to art school- can't you tell!?)

I was asked to participate in a photo shoot (independent of Luscious Metals) and had the total pleasure of working with 3 such artists a few weeks ago and I was really impressed. These women knew what they were doing and the end results are lovely.

Sally Walker of Alchemy Mineral Blends is part fine artist part make artist- and pure entertainment. She has some of the most amusing stories you'll ever hear and the best part is that they're all true.

Jamie Radford of Twig Salon and Spa put ten million tangles in my hair and I'd let her do it again anytime!

When she was finished painting me (it took over 2 hours), Sally told me not to smile or laugh because it was going to mess up the make up but as soon as I showed up to the shoot and met Beth Sanders, not smiling proved to be next to impossible. Not only a phenomenal photographer, she's hysterical.

We worked with a bunch of different costumes and backgrounds, and shot both indoors and out. These are just a few of the finished shots. I mostly wanted to highlight the artists themselves. I also need to thank my loyal assistant Ms. Bethy-Boo Walker for helping me out with the details (procuring chai with a straw, taking prep photos, arriving with rice crackers just in the nick of time- couldn't live with out you Babe...) The production as a whole was a blast~ Thanks for the opportunity ladies!

Luscious Photo Shoot

Erin, Natha and Bree

Our new website is about ready to be launched and we are really excited! New collections, expanded Sweetheart line, new photos and more. We're looking at early March most likely. In the meantime I wanted to post a few of my favorite shots from the photo shoot we did recently with Julia Vandenoever.

Bree in the ever popular cherry Necklace

Julia is an amazing photographer and was so fun to work with! Sally Walker of Alchemy did the makeup and the models were Bree O. and Erin M. Gorgeous ladies if I do say so myself, I'm really pleased with the shots and the jewelry looks great too which really, is the main point right?

Erin in earrings from the Sewn collection (available in March)


In my next life I want to be a rocker chick covered in tattoos which is exactly how the sexy women who work at Vain Salon in Denver rock it. Vain is a great salon but they are also a "unique mix of hair, culture and art" showcasing collections from some really amazing artists. Once a month they throw an extravaganza/ art opening to celebrate each new artist.

We brought one of my favorite collections to Vain in Denver last week. The collection came to fruition after meeting with owner Tina Mckeever, who told me that she liked the Hearts and Wings and Flames Oh My! collection and wanted me to create one along those lines, lots of flames and daggers and maybe a pistol. So...Viola! Ask and you shall receive right? Tina inspired me to make some of my favorite pieces to date.

This is beautiful Sally Walker, who has a mineral makeup line, Alchemy Mineral Blends that she and her partner Breanna Ortola sell through Vain.

Daggers, pistols, flaming heart wings set with scarlet pearls, flush set tourmaline and zircon. Inscriptions reading "Devotion", "Ridin Dirty" and "Forever". An 8 sided star set with a fuchsia vintage rivoli crystal, a juicy silver cherry and many more pieces...Sigh... who could ask for anything more in a collection really?