Holiday Marketplace Spotlight: Retrotherapy and Let It Be Yours Jewelry Company

     

Preview Soirée Friday, Dec. 1, 2017, 6 – 9 p.m. Exclusive, ticketed pre-shopping event featuring a party with a silent auction and drinks.

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Nancy Barry, Retrotherapy, Memphis, Tennessee  
When Nancy Barry was a child, she loved to play in her grandmother’s jewelry from the 1930s and ’40s. Nancy’s mother inherited her grandmother’s jewelry, and when her mother became sick, Nancy decided to make something of their combined legacies. Creating new things with her mother’s and grandmother’s jewelry has proven to be the harbinger of better days and nostalgia of times gone past.
 
Nancy recreates unique vintage and antique finds into modern wearable jewelry called Retrotherapy. From casual everyday pieces to statement cuffs, you are sure to find the perfect piece for you or someone on your list! This season you’ll find vintage luxe French silk velvet chokers, sheared mink cuffs, rich gemstones, mixed metals, sterling and, of course, French buckle cuffs and necklaces. Nancy also has antler designs for a cool statement in home decor – “Antlertherapy” as she calls it. She hopes that the jewelry she creates from these pieces can bring for others the same nostalgic feelings that creating them has brought her.
 
Check her work out here: https://www.facebook.com/retro.nancy/
 
 
 
 
 
Sylvia Faulkner, Let It Be Yours Jewelry Company, Aberdeen, Mississippi

Sylvia Faulkner’s true love is design, shape, color and texture, particularly in the making of jewelry. She has found that all the colors and shapes of nature as a macrocosm are reflected in the microcosm of gems, minerals, pearls, stones, leathers and metals that compose her palette. On Sylvia’s best day, she strives to present what, for her, represents everything about the beauty of the natural world in a work of art that is intimate, personal and inspiring for others – something that gives the wearer a connection with and an appreciation for the beauty of the natural world.

When beginning a piece of jewelry, Sylvia’s palette consists of gems, stones, pearls, metals and leathers. The leathers that she uses form the settings for much of her jewelry; they hold the pieces together, provide needed movement and eventually shape to the owner’s body contours and almost become part of their personalities. Every piece of metal she uses are hand cut, hand hammered, hand plated, and hand polished. As much as possible, she recycles metals, giving a second life to a piece of brass or copper tubing. To Sylvia, creating items of jewelry creates a connection, a story that may help the end wearer understand their place in the natural world. 

All of the items Sylvia creates are one of a kind, as unique as the person who will wear them. She believes that a uniquely created piece of jewelry becomes a personal statement for its wearer, a statement that no one else on earth should share. She says, “We are all unique, and we all deserve to have a personal, intimate, daily connection to items that are as unique as we are.” 

 

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Emily Defenbaugh is an intern of HottyToddy.com. She can be reached at eadefenb@go.olemiss.edu.

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