22 July 2010

Lunatic Art

Earlier this week I came across a wonderful jewelry designer on Etsy (where else) while I was searching for double finger rings. The accessories line is called Lunatic Art. I was immediately drawn to the natural, hammered look of the jewelry and their unique shapes and designs. The way in which the metal is shaped looks very artistic and organic, perfect for a more casual outfit, while also bringing some edginess to a very sophisticated look. There is a wide selection of earrings and rings all carrying the signature Lunatic Art style. Each piece looks very unique to the line and you would be hard pressed to find in a store. Some of my favorites are the Scratch Duo Ring and the Crop Circle Earrings.

Lunatic art’s founder has a very interesting tale. She started making jewelry throughout her travels as a means to survive and experience the world. Though she is mostly self taught, she also learned to make her jewelry by taking a silversmith course at the “Escuela de Artes Plasticas” in Taxco, Mexico. Currently she lives with her husband and son in Paris, France using her many experiences to create beautiful jewelry. She also works and creates in an art gallery funded by her husband called “Goutte de Terre” where the profits go to finance a project of an ONG working with water access problems. She also recently started selling another line of jewelry on Etsy called Dmetal. The Dmetal jewelry is slightly trendier with chain harnesses and arm jewelry. The pieces would be perfect with a simple dress for a night out on the town.

Lunatic art jewelry is all made from recycled silver. Each piece of jewelry is created with metals from a refiner who refrains from purchasing the metal from mines. The sterling silver she uses is also either recycled or refined in order to avoid new mining. All the pieces are unique, beautiful, and completely eco-friendly.

1 comment:

Lunaticart said...

Thank you soooo much for this awesome post on my work! I couldn't have written better, you've made my day!!!