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Two Pairs of Golden Earrings Two Winners.

Honor thy mother.

Mother’s day is nearing and perhaps the question most are asking themselves, what is a special enough gift to give the person who gave them life? Lucky for me, my 50 something, artist mother has come to visit our studio this week and tried on just about everything in sight, handpicking a collection sure to warm a fun-loving, free-spirited, mother’s heart. She left the studio wearing and owning quite the assortment of adornments.

Her picks meld together to form this year’s Golden Plume Mother’s Day Collection to help those looking for the perfect, unique gift suited for a myriad of fantastically wonderful mothers.  To ice the cake we are offering free shipping on any item from this mother curated collection (enter code goldenmother on our etsy site at checkout).

Mother’s Day Collection :

The Amethyst Gold Wire Wrapped Necklace looks fantastic on all our beautiful mothers. 

Womens Personalized Blonde Leather & Gold bracelet is a perfect way to show mom your love. Customize it with initials, dates and beyond!

For the hip artist moms out there who have everything, Gold Painted Round Ceramic Bead Stud Earrings

The Round Cracked Clear Natural Crystal Necklace is for the most elegant of mother's on their day out in the sun or to a picnic in the park.

These Amazonite Dangle Earrings would be gorgeous on any mother!

Rose Quartz Ball Romance Necklace makes a perfect gift from dad.

This Green Prehnite and Purple Lepidolite Healing Necklace makes a special one of kind gift for your earthy nature loving mommas.

The Turquoise and Bronze Feather Necklace is for the fun loving young moms looking for a tres chic adornment.

Personalized Hand Stamped Tag Necklace. Another fantastic personalized adornment. Many a mom has owned this necklace stating her love for her children.

Click images to see more photos and for prices. Click here to view more Golden Plume items for your mom. Orders must be received by May 6th to allow for creating and shipping time. All credit cards accepted via paypal on our site, follow links above to shop. 

Moral of the story. Honor thy mother.

Handmade Thursday: Spotlight on Spontaneous Reality

Happy handmade Thursday! For the third week of our Featured Handmade Artist series we ask you to spread your wings and fly. Meet Spontaneous Reality, a free-spirited, positive energy, folksy, handmade adornment collection. Think feathers, headpieces and good vibes. We interviewed the infectiously positive being, Nicole about her inspiration, creations and beyond. Here’s what Nicole had to say:

Tell us a bit about your shop and your style?

Spontaneous Reality creates naturalistic adornment for free-spirited folk. Collections consist of bespoke headpieces with natural earth crystals, mystical capes and other treasures added spontaneously. Every single piece is individually hand crafted using natural elements, found objects & collected vintage treasures, carefully fused together. Due to the spontaneous nature of creation, no two pieces are the exactly the same. Making each piece a amulet specifically for the free-spirited wearer.
Spontaneous Reality’s adornments communicate through style, the essence of a free spirit…”My treasures engage the wearer to dance, play & dream, by connecting with the earth through magical adornment, in awareness that we are all free spirits, together dancing under one sky”.

How did you get started on your super cool handmade journey?

During 2009, a transformational time in my life, where I discovered the beauty in every moment and devoted my life & creations to flow freely from my heart, thus Spontaneous Reality was born. I manifest adornment from my heart for free spirited folk, what I create evolves as I do. In the beginning I was creating custom headpieces for myself & friends, and by the end of that year I was selling in markets, festivals & boutiques around London. The first collection consisted of hand dyed silk bohemian headbands, my style has remained true to the label but processes of creation has been refined over the years. This year I’m focusing on designing goddess headpieces to empower all feminine energies to shine.

What are your favorite materials to use?

Individually crafting each piece through my own hands is an important & magical process for me. Being a creator constantly in motion, traveling is part of my nature. This process allows me to collect & find amazing pieces to fuse into my creations. Treasures mainly consist of recycled, natural and vintage objects which all carry a resonance of the place & time they came from. Using environmentally friendly materials to design is more than a job for me, it is a way of life! Living simply and in tune with nature is the essence of being for me, which translates to everything I create.

What inspires you?

All manner of beings in the natural world are my main inspiration for creation. Spending time in the forest or near a water source and deeply connecting opens up a world of possibilities. Travel also is an amazing source of inspiration for me, adventuring into the unknown, meeting amazing people & hearing wonderful stories, learning folk craft traditions, expanding my awareness by deeply connecting to places which leaves a lasting effect on me.

What are your favorite pieces from your collection?

I believe it would have to be the brass goddess headpieces. I’ve had the vision to create them for a while, and I’m so happy to see them manifested. The process is my favorite part. Drawing the designs onto metal, then sawing the brass, hammering the metal is like massaging style into it, then weaving sparkles, feathers and crystals to finish each piece. It’s still such a magical process to see raw materials be transformed before your eyes, I love it.

What else makes you tick?

 I’m a deeply spiritual person, so when working with all materials I gently offer appreciation to their essence before hand. It’s sort of a ritual process of my work. I charge all the crystals under different moon phases before I work & send them to customers. In this way I try to evoke a magical quality to everything I create.

Something people don’t know about me as an artists is…I collect plant seeds from around the world. I’ve been collecting for more than a year now, and I’m completely addicted to it!

Connect with Nicole and her wonderful creations here: – Web – Shop – Facebook – Twitter – Studio Blog

Golden Plume Giveaway!


In spirit of kicking the week off right we’d like to announce our Golden Triangle Earrings Giveaway right here! As you know last week this special pair was worn in a national McDonald’s commercial for their new Lemonades. To celebrate we are creating two pairs for two lucky winners! These hand cut and hammered 5 inch bronze triangle earrings are kind of the most fun thing ever to wear out on the town! We wish you all luck!  The two winners will be announced here next week on Wednesday May 2nd. The winners will receive their pair in the mail!


Three ways to enter (the more ways you enter the more chances you have to win!):

– Like us on Facebook (make sure to write on our page that you are entering our giveaway)

– Follow us on Twitter (tweet to us about the giveaway)!/GoldenPlumeLA

– Favorite our Etsy Shop on Etsy by clicking the heart below our shop banner (comment here to let us know)

The more ways you enter the more times your name will be entered into the drawing to be picked to win, so enter all three ways to win your fab tab handmade earrings! Follow our blog to be sure to get the news of the winners or check back here next Wednesday to see if your name was drawn!

GOOD LUCK! To quote the hunger games ( yes loving it)  “may the odds be ever in your favor.”

And the winner is…….

As you know the Skullptress giveaway for their fabulous Crystal Coyote Ring has been running here for the last week! Thanks to all that participated! We are pleased to announce the lucky winner below (drum roll please!):

 Natilia Kw 

Congratulations Natilia!!!! You will be receiving this fab giveaway:


For the runners-up out there, don’t despair, Golden Plume will be running a giveaway for two lucky winners to win a pair of our handmade Golden Triangle Earrings (they appeared in an upcoming McDonald’s commercial). The winners will receive a pair shipped right to your front door :). Check back on our blog starting Monday to ENTER TO WIN!


Earth Day, Art & Love = a good weekend

Earth day is such a wonderful time to remember the place we all live. Using natural and local materials in all my designs is how I try to give back to the earth, honoring her creations! There are so many local, eco, handmade goodies out there, in your neck of the woods. Do the economy and the environment a favor this weekend and buy from a local artisan in honor of all that is good on the earth= art & love!

Laura is wearing our GP Aspire Throwback Pendant and Earrings and Ring.

Golden Plume on National McDonald’s Commercial

How fitting Golden Plume would make it onto a golden arches commercial!?! Recently our Handmade Golden Triangle Art Deco Earrings made it on to a National McDonald’s commercial shoot and will be seen soon around the country! We will be showing you screen grabs once the commercial airs! It was filmed yesterday here in sunny Los Angeles. Great times! To celebrate we are offering free shipping on all items in our Etsy Shop. Click here to visit.

Skullptress Giveaway!

Attention my handmade accessory lovers, Golden Plume has teamed up with Skullptress, a fellow handmade and  super special shop, to offer a very special giveaway! (see bottom of post to enter to win). 

As a fellow free-spirited designer I absolutely love Skullptress’s design and positive free-spirited essence. Based in Big Sur, California you can really feel the wonderful northern California energy radiate from the designer, Natalie Madison’s pieces. This is why it excites me to introduce you to Skullptress. Here is what Natalie had to say about her line:

Skullptress is born of pure passion. The designs reflect an exploration into the balance of opposites; light & dark, sacred & mundane, metal to feather, crystal to chain. The jewelry deeply accentuates one’s femininity and grace.

Blessing and sageing the crystals and materials, the mystery shapes the jewelry into bold priestess-like statements mixed with the intention that each piece of jewelry will inspire healing, self-love and personal empowerment. 

I am fortunate to have always lived on the coast, growing up in the mists of forests, fog, ocean sounds and spray. I am inspired by this place where extremes collide, this crashing liquid surf against solid cliffs of rock and stone, bright sun and shadows. These dynamic forces, the textures and impressions created, compel me to create unique pieces of wearable art that express the unique dynamic forces in each of us. 

In each sacred soul, their lives a precious personal expression. Life offers us the opportunity to reveal this essence. Skullptress jewelry is a force for this process. Bringing to life and giving rise to that which is unique and exquisite in each of us.

For more on Skullptress visit:

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Now for the fun! GIVEAWAY! 

To Celebrate Skullptress being featured on here on Golden Plume (+ the onset of Festival Season!!) Skullptress is giving away one of their Crystal Coyote Rings!
It’s a gorgeous ring made with a coyote tooth amulet, varying length chain fringe detail & a rainbow crystal.

To enter simply:
*Follow Skullptress on twitter here:!/Skullptress

*Like Skullptress on facebook here:

*Comment below with your e-mail

* & If you’re not a fan of Golden Plume already, Like us on Facebook and Follow on Twitter for additional chances to win. Mention the Skullptress giveaway when you stop by!

The winner will be announced right here on our blog next Thursday  4/19! Plenty of chances to be entered. Good luck to all! 

Who doesn’t like to learn new interesting techniques especially when its in a warm sunny place like Carlsbad, California! We stumbled across this amazing workshop where students will learn the basics of letterpress, silver smithing, screen printing and pop art painting. Lunch is provided both days! If you are in the area you should definitely check it out !

More info can be found here:

Stones and Gold, Gem Show Creations

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Last week, I wrote about my wonderful experience at the Santa Monica Gem Show. With row after row of endless gem stone beauty, you can imagine it was quite exciting to purchase and return home with a plethora of design material for the newest Golden Plume pieces. I took the past few days to dream up and create some really fun and magical necklaces that make me so excited to wear! Here are a few pieces I completed using the gem and mineral finds from last week. Hope you enjoy!


Pictured here

Purple Crazy Lace Agate Illusion Necklace and Amethyst Gold Wire Wrapped Necklace Long


Gold Wrapped Pyrite Mirrorball Necklace


For all the latest Golden Plume Creations visit our website or our etsy shop.

Happy Geming!