Monday, June 02, 2008

what i want today: prismera jewelry

isn't that just stunning? i came across the artist, laura su, via decor8 (holly, the author of that fantastic site, is so my hero!), and as soon as i saw laura's work, i knew i had to share.

laura draws each piece herself, has them cut into the metal (stainless steel, because of its durability and eco-friendly status), then finishes each piece by hand. in this day and age of everything being mass-produced, it makes me so happy to buy something that's almost entirely handmade (hence the etsy obsession...).

my favorite is her 'flora and folium' collection, which she has just released in yellow gold (it was previously only available in sterling). her dogwood earrings are exactly what i've been searching for - the perfect daytime gold earring. i love the organic detail, and the size is just perfect to make them noticeable without being over the top. and at $50 (or $40 for stainless steel), they're all but impossible to pass up.

if you're looking for more of a statement piece, don't miss her mimosa earrings, which would be absolutely stunning for a night out.

laura even offers custom work, so if there's a flower that's particularly special to you (maybe those cherry blossoms from your wedding bouquet), drop her a line, and she can create something perfect. how amazing would a gift that special be?

oh and, as long as you're browsing, don't miss the gorgeous 'gilded flora' collection - laura just marked the entire collection 45% off! that means you can score that gorgeous beauty above for less than $50! most pieces from this collection are one of a kind, though, so move quickly, ladies!