Our first real review. Thanks to our bud Gloria. We could only imagine how well she would compliment our work. We were right to imagine such splendidness.
“Viv’s birthday gift to me was this GORGEOUS bracelet from Gartha Studios. I love it and I love its creators, my good pals Gary Rawlins and Martha Abraham. Check out their website, all you jewelry lovers out there.”
These painted sweeties are crafted from a solid block of wood. Several layers of milk painted are applied and rubbed between layers to achieve the desired affect. The possibilities are endless. So, do stay tuned to this category for some splendor in the making.
Oh I do love a good magic trick. Thought you should see how the IKATCHA collection comes together. It was a wonderful day in the sun on the deck painting, sanding, rubbing and polishing for some sweet results. Just sent off for tons of new colors. Can’t wait to play with those. I always said one of the most amazing color adventures I ever had was in the hut of a Sari merchant in Madras. I had no idea that so many colors were possible. Although I will never achieve such a spectrum this experience is right up there. With every step the colors take on a new glow, appreciated but never to be repeated. Hmmmm….perhaps that is how I should approach life?….”each experience takes on a new glow, appreciated but never to be repeated”. Meanwhile back to bracelets.
OK, this is all getting a little crazy. Is it allowed for things to be easy? I slaved away for years in my previous life as a fashionista and never had this much fun creating things to adorn ones body. Now, here I am hanging out in the mountains with my barefoot beau chopping away at wood. Each new creation is more magical than the one before. I love the process. I love the results. I heard somewhere that if you do what you love…………..I like the way Stephen King said it, “if you can do it for joy, you can do it forever.”
Gary’s latest little gem just appeared on the scene. In the nick of time I saved it from being doused with another coat of red. Little did he know that he created an amazing Ikat print. I convinced him to oil and polish and here we have it. The first in the IKATcha collection.
These are the most dramatic of our styles. Each piece starts with a simple block of wood that is then hand carved. Once complete it is milk painted with a combination of layers and then sanded to achieve the desired affect. Price is dependent on bracelet style and pattern. $95-$285