Monday, August 31, 2009

Nicholas Landon Jewelry Review and a Giveaway!

Today's review comes from one of the awesome Ten Days of Giveaways sponsors: Nicholas Landon Jewelry!

Now ever since I was a little girl I remembered playing dressing up and always wearing my mother's pearls! I guess I just loved the milky lustre of each pearl and although I'm much taller now..okay I can't lie...a little bit taller now, my love for pearls hasn't changed. That's why I was so happy to find Nicholas Landon Jewelry, because they take peals and add edge to it!

Here is a description from their Etsy shop:

"Unique treasures of Pearl and Leather Jewelry featuring hand selected and hand drilled excellent quality pearls, cut and hand rolled fine natural or vegetable dyed leather, traditional, old-fashioned sailors knots and glimmering sterling silver are handmade just for you! Creating uncompromised quality pearl and leather jewelry at affordable prices is our goal…we want you to be proud and inspired to wear your unique Nicholas Landon pearls should be worn...always!"

Mickey who is the creative talent behind Nicholas Landon Jewelry is so sweet and easy to work with! She has always been the creative type, even as a little girl! Mickey made candles and decorated cakes with a neighbor, learned to crochet and attempted to sew with her mother, learned to tie knots, develop photography and work metal with my sailor father...whew she was one busy little girl! I guess it comes as no surprise that she eventually became a jewelry designer! Mickey truly does have her hands full because not only does she have two sons but she has two goats, two dogs, a miniature donkey and four cats!

Mickey can't take all the credit for the work, because her two sons, which she named the shop after help make each and every design, making this truly a family effort!I really love how they pair so many of their pearls with leather. There is something so modern with pairing the elegance of a classic like pearl with the edgy and modern leather. A very modern combination.

The item that I am reviewing is the Pearls on 70 inches of vegetable dyed black leather! Twenty cream freshwater pearls are chosen especially for your necklace and strung on a vegetable dyed black leather lace. . What I love about this necklace is that the pearls are not tied down so that they can be freely adjusted up and down the leather in order to create your own custom look! You can wear this is so many ways: a larit; choker; bracelet; belt; or eve a headpeice! All pearls are of the finest quality and they are perfectly rounded and each pearl is drilled by hand! That is a lot of work considering that they have to drill it just the right size in order for the pearl to not only stay in place but to be movable as well. The leather rope ends are not tied together to allow for customization and each end is finished with two barrel shaped accent pearls for a total of 22 luscious peals! This irresistible combination of pearls and leather is feminine, chic and ultra savvy and now that it is on leather, it can be worn anywhere...even at the beach and in the water! Like fine wine, the more you wear your pearl and leather jewelry, the better it gets! Le Lasso will arrived tucked inside a kraft box tied with ribbon ready for gift giving which i love since it's so convenient!

I was so pleased to open up my package because Mickey included a very special card in which she wrote me some amazing and very sweet things! And no she did not just send me the card because I'm doing a review, she actually sends each and every customer a card that is handwritten with as much love as she puts into her designs! Before I opened the box I could already feel the heaviness of the piece! I was very amazed by the quality of the product and i was quite surprised at just how heavy it was! I really didn't expect it! I really love how the pearls can be easily adjusted along the leather cord in order to place the pearls the way you want it to look. I have worn in so many ways already: a long necklace, a choker, a bracelet, a belt and even wore it as a headband! It's that adjustable! I just love staring at the lovely lustre of each pearl when I'm bored!

Mickey has so many amazing items in store for you at Nicholas Landon Jewelry! My favorite pieces have to be: Pearl and Leather Bracelet...Le Grand Fleur; Stormy Weather...Black pearls and turquoise on natural leather; Pearl and Leather Bracelet...Le Grand Fleur; Silver Moons Choker and Earrings

(The lovely peice I got to review, and the same peice that you can win!!)

And if you love the peice that I was so lucky to review you are in luck because Mickey is so wonderful to offer one lucky blog reader the exact same necklace that I got!! You have to enter over at this post please!!!

1 comment:

Mickey (Michel) Johnson said...

...thanks so much for the review and for hosting a give away for us. i wanted to also pass along that today, friday, september 4th, we are having a free earring friday! thanks again to all for their comments and to you for hosting us over at Nicholas Landon Jewelry. have a great weedend! xo, mickey