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Gratitude and the Zodiac

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Over the past half a year, since starting my handmade jewelry company and selling on etsy.com, I have had the great pleasure of creating jewelry for a fantastic variety of customers. Some looking for special gifts for friends and loved ones, others a custom piece to help celebrate their special day, and others just looking for a heartfelt and handmade piece of jewelry for their own collection! All of the positive support for our brand really inspires me to wake up each morning excited to design and create!

As a special thank you for a wonderful year thus far, we want to give our 100th customer a custom Zodiac necklace free with their purchase:

As of right now we are 4 sales away from 100! So very close to you becoming the lucky 100~

Good luck to all and THANK YOU for all the wonderful support of our local handmade shop.

Shop our designs and become our 100th customer here: http://www.etsy.com/shop/GoldenPlumeJewelry

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Crazy about Turquoise

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This last month has been quite exciting! Between our fab.com sale which we sold and created over 70 pieces of jewelry and our creating products for a McDonald’s commercial,celebrities Jenny McCarthy and Nia Peeples and new designs for you, we are putting down the pliers today and resting our little hands for a bit!

This mini timeout has led to some fun reflection and much-needed catch up. Cataloguing all our latest creations, upgrading our packaging design and creating new displays for our market and craft shows have been among this day’s fun tasks. The icing on the cake thou is getting to try on and play with all our TURQUOISE adornments created over the last few months! Turquoise rings, Turquoise necklaces, Turquoise earrings, can we say Turquoise mania! Living near the beach it’s so natural to want to wear such a gorgeous stone but now that it’s summer time I believe everyone could use some Turquoise incorporated into their sun soaked wardrobe! What do you think, to Turquoise or not to Turquoise, that is the question?

To shop our handmade Turquoise adornments click here

Our Fab.com sale is on now!

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Today is the day! Not only is it Mother’s Day (happy day to you all) but we also get the pleasure of announcing our 33-50% 3 day sale on FAB.com the groupon like website for fashion and interior design deals. The sale has been a few months in the works, so we are super giddy to share. Our Turquoise Rings have already sold out but no worries there are still lots of,  “california bling” as fab playfully calls our adornments, left to choose from. Cha Cha Check out the great curated sale by fab.com by clicking here:



Two Pairs of Golden Earrings Two Winners.

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:

spontaneousreality.net – Web

spontaneousreality.etsy.com – Shop

www.facebook.com/pages/Spontaneous-Reality/96316759543 – Facebook

twitter.com/iheartfeathers – Twitter

spontaneousreality.blogspot.com/ – Studio Blog

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.

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:

Website: www.skullptress.com
Etsy: www.etsy.com/shop/SKULLPTRESS
Facebook : www.facebook.com/Skullptress
Twitter: twitter.com/#!/Skullptress

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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:
twitter.com/#!/Skullptress

*Like Skullptress on facebook here:
www.facebook.com/Skullptress

*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!