Now for some new Favorite Things...
I am a big fan of this metalsmith from NOLA's two shops: Adorn & Conquer! & Ya betta' supa don't!
She uses metal to make jewelry about the issues and things she's passionate about, and I think that's awesome!
Adorn & Conquer is art for the body, jewelry for activists, and adornment with a message:
Every sale will donation $5-$10 (depending on piece) to the National Audubon Society, to help with the gulf spill oiled animal cleaning.
I had to buy this one, below, yesterday; can't wait for it to arrive!
I have been so distraught about the situation in the gulf with Kemp's Ridley sea turtles...
I love a purchase that will help these amazing creatures...
As a long-time SCUBA diver, I have a long-time love of sea turtles, and encountering them in the wild--on two occasions--has been among my luckiest and favorite moments in life. My sweet fiance even has a tattooed sea turtle on his shoulder! (The first time I saw that on our fourth date at Barton Springs, I knew he was a man after my heart. ;))
Here are some other awesome finds from her shops:
Ya betta' supa don't! has more of her work, lots of it centering on NOLA themes:
I want this one, too!