2/21/10

tactile bedouin beauty from LaTouchables

 something most wonderful arrived in the mail...
the package came all the way from germany and sat for some days in the bookstore below us and then on the table-- waiting for me to open it. i was dying to but wanted to wait until i had a free moment to document the ceremonial opening.




























knowing dawn from LaTouchables on etsy,  i knew i would enjoy opening this box. i love her work. i love it's earthiness, its energy, the color and the detail that dawn works into her pieces. i know that she often buys handmade buttons from other etsy shops and i know she sources special textiles ( often vintage or antique) in order to give her pieces depth and character.  along with her wonderful bags of all shapes and sizes, dawn has been adding inspired neck pieces and cuffs with titles like "queen sinai" and "wild bedouin lily" that transport the mind instantly to distant parts of the globe-- a wonderful fantasy of time and travel...
the beautiful cuff i ordered and that i'm wearing right now ( soooo comfy) is made from vintage bedouin fabric of gorgeous cross stitch patterning on a satin black background, and softest wide whale corduroy in striking but fitting contrast. the stitch work, mix of materials, the exposed edges, the choice of the large earthy button and red yarn "x"-- and single dash of brilliant turquoise leather  for the closure-- all come together as if they were destined to.  i feel like a desert princess!
 opening the box was a gift in and of itself--everything was wrapped and packaged with an artist's eye for color and texture.-- the experience was that of opening something much anticipated and finding it even more wonderful and exciting than imagined.  i'm one happy girl... and i thank you dawn for all of your sweet and thoughtful extras --- i will cherish and enjoy everything-- and i slept in my cuff -- it's so comfortable i forgot to take it off!!

18 comments:

  1. it's so beautiful - all of it: the box, the card, the lovely cuff.... awesome. Mail is excellent isn't it?!

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  2. Absolutely gorgeous! What eye candy!

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  3. You are one lucky woman! It's gorgeous and your description makes me want to purchase one for myself! I love the direction Dawn's work has taken and her titles add even more mystique.

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  4. i had such a hard time deciding which piece i liked best--they each have so much character..

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  5. Kathi, I totally enjoyed your photo-collage and descriptions--you make everything in your blog a treat to read! Thank you from the bottom of my heart for featuring me, and thank you Ina, Holly, and Kendra!!!

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  6. Oh you lucky gorl to own one of Dawn's works of art. I have a freefall bag by her, the best bag ever!

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  7. You lucky girl, such a treat!!!

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  8. would love to receive such a package in the mail also ! Dawn's work is so unique !!

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  9. Kathi what a beautiful exciting moment it must have been to open this delicate´s from Dawn.Her
    shop is full of treasuries. Thanks for sharing this in your gorgeous mosaic.

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  10. I imagine Dawn would be able to make the most beautiful things even out of nothing! And this new line of cuffs and bracelets is so admirable! You, Kathi honored her and her work so lovely with your blog post, I very much enjoyed it and I thank your for that.
    I am happy to have wonderful Dawn as my friend!

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  11. oh! i would be so happy too, this is sooo beautiful and so well packaged! a real treasury!
    xoxo!

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  12. Oh, lucky you congrats to have buy that one,
    it is sooo Beautiful!
    I love Dawns creations,
    for me she is one of the really rare Talented Artists!!!

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  13. Dawn is a genious - she makes miracle to those fabrics!

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  14. Dawn's creations are beautiful. You selected a gorgeous bracelet. I am sure it was difficult since all her work is so gorgeous!

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  15. she is one of my favorite seller-designer in etsy....JUST MY STYLE

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  16. wonderful to see dawns work en route so to speak and its final destination to you and here in this blog post. i've always loved how dawn shows us materials she has gotten and then days later, weeks later we see them in actual pieces. very cool and good for you for owning one now!

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  17. I had a similar experience with the cuff that I bought from Dawn too. Her work is beyond compare and her eye for texture, shape and color combinations is uncanny and deliciously eclectic. I have long been and will always remain an ardent fan of her work. Thank you for this lovely post, Kathi.

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  18. it's clear that dawn has a great number of friends and devoted fans of her work! thanks to everyone for stopping in and leaving your supportive comments!

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