Today I wanted to share with you one of my recent finds on Etsy – the Valerie Tyler Collections jewelry shop! Valerie Tyler is a designer and creator of handmade jewelry. What immediately attracted me to Valerie’s jewelry was her incorporation of natural elements and symbolism, fused together to form rustic, memorable pieces. Here’s a little bit about Valerie and her jewelry-making process:
“Valerie strives to create jewelry for those who have a love of travel and culture, for women desiring to express a free spirited nature, and to promote a positive attitude.”
“The jewelry combines bohemian style and geometric forms. Techniques used in creation include fold-forming, forging, riveting, chasing, stamping and oxidation to achieve a rustic, almost vintage inspired style.”
Below are two delicate, rustic rings from her collection. I love how each one of them holds a deeper meaning for me – one through its inspirational symbolism, and the other through a reminder of someone special. 🙂
The Chevron Solstice Ring (left) is a layered ring that’s symbolic of “climbing mountain peaks and successfully reaching the summit and basking in sunlight”. It’s a wonderful little inspirational piece! Valerie uses hammer and flame to give this ring a distressed, rustic look. (It has a sort of ancient, Game of Thrones kinda feel to it, don’t you think?)
The Personalized Two Heart Initial Ring (right) is a super cute two heart ring that can be personalized to hold two initials, either your own, or those of someone close to you. It’s delicate and charming, and has a slightly vintage feel to it. Makes a great gift for a friend, girlfriend, wife, or mother!
And now for a very special Giveaway!
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(Ends Oct. 16th 11:59 p.m EST. Open to U.S residents only.)
Update: Congratulations to Kasey Katherine, the winner of this giveaway!
And a special thanks to everyone who participated!