Gabriella, Laura Flavin @ Modern Bird: sterling silver
Over the last three months I have been participating in a Compassionate Communication workshop. If you drink the NVC Kool Aid, then you already know about giraffe and jackal language (more on this subject in a later post, so stay tuned). Well, I've never been too terribly interested in giraffes, I mean they're beautiful and everything, but I tend to be drawn to carnivores. All of a sudden I'm seeking out my inner giraffe, and I just know there is a new pendant design waiting to emerge.
Why even come up with a new design when I find that my Etsy friend Modern Bird has the most adorable giraffe necklace for sale called Gabriella? Laura uses age old metalsmithing techniques to create hand-sawned and textured designs. Moreover, she is fond of some of my favorite artists: Klee, Calder, and Miro. Her wonderful sense of shape and simplicity reflects the same kind of filtering these artists pursued.
Her work is handmade, stylish and well priced for the holiday season!