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eco lotus loveliness

may day's shower of flowers will soon be upon us so it seems the perfect time to share a charming twist on floral accompaniments for springtime. mililani designer anela ota established lei chartru, her small line of "curious finds", after being bestowed with a box of upholstery remnants to play with. nel cheerfully accepted the crafty challenge and eventually happened upon a subtle yet gorgeous formula of upcycling the leather castoffs into a fresh and flirty accessories collection.

the leather loveliness is carefully constructed and embossed with delicate designs and embellished with swarovski crystals creating an unexpected dose of ooh la la combined with a hint of modern sensibility. the lightweight looks are a fetching holiday for fatigued earlobes while leather blossom clips are a sweet upgrade to your favorite outfit, handbag or hairdo.

you can find the eco lotus collection along with handmade paper bouquets and naughty and nice convo pebbles stocked exclusively in nel's etsy shop with complimentary shipping on all orders placed by june 1st.

oahu readers also have a chance to meet nel during this weekend's mililani town association's mother's day craft fair:

p.s. nel happily accepts custom orders and offers complimentary consultations if you need a design whim brought to life.

Reader Comments (1)

Wow, I really love her Etsy shop! I love how she screen prints on leather, it's something I haven't seen yet.

Friday, April 30, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKat

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