Valentine's Day is swiftly approaching, and I'm feeling inspired by deep jewel-tones, folk woodcut prints, botanical accessories, romantic flowing silk textiles, and the craftsmanship of talented artisans from around the world! Today, I wanted to style a Valentine's inspiration photoshoot featuring one of my favorite artisans: Silvan Arts.
In this Valentine's photoshoot for Silvan Arts, we featured Anne Marie Bottcher's beautiful handiwork, as well as other wonderful handmade Valentine-themed items by talented artisans on Etsy. At Luminous Creative Studio, we have a passion for showcasing and supporting the incredible work of small art businesses all year long!
New Hampshire-based shop owner and creator Anne Marie Bottcher has a remarkable eye for detail and impeccably elegant taste. She creates stunning one-of-a-kind botanical jewelry from recycled silver and gorgeous gemstones like labradorite, peridot, amethyst, and garnet. She also creates pendants, rings, and bracelets inspired by medieval cathedrals and beautiful organic Art Nouveau details (everything I love!)
In this photoshoot, we featured her work with a stunning heart-shaped ivy necklace with moonstone that glimmers with an otherworldly glow. I adore Silvan Art's jewelry and wear it daily, as it feels so wonderful to wear.
The floral hairpiece traveled all the way from Austria, handmade by Slovak brand Magaela Accessories! As someone with Slovakian heritage, I adore these beautiful hairpieces. This red and purple floral piece was specifically chosen for this photoshoot to compliment the rich, jewel-toned color scheme of deep plum and carnelian red.
Silvan Art's jewelry is handmade with recycled hand-sculpted sterling silver. It feels so luxurious to wear a piece of art jewelry that has been sculpted - all of Anne Marie's pieces have a wonderful feeling about them. I love being able to wear a one-of-a-kind treasure from the garden by wearing Silvan Arts: a delightful collaboration of artist + nature.
I have found that these oxidized rainbow moonstone drop earrings by Etsy seller Blissaria compliment all my Silvan Arts moonstone pieces perfectly, and I often wear the two together! I wear these moonstone earrings almost daily - love them!
Makeup was done by Luminous Creative Studio, featuring lipsticks and foundation by cruelty-free, all natural, vegan indie cosmetics line Etherealle, featuring deep red lipstick shade Carnelian custom blended with a little deep purple Delphyne (my favorite!) The eyeshadow was the "Natural Love" palette of colors by Too-Faced, which is a wonderfully versatile shimmering romantic color palette. Both the Etherealle lipsticks and Too-Faced palette can be easily worn for every day, or amped up with buildable colors for extra drama.
"My heart leaps" is a beautiful woodcut print card by UK-based artist and Etsy seller CeliaHart and features two leaping hares in a twiggy heart with birds and primroses. This artwork is inspired by the hares racing over the fields in spring-time near her studio in the Suffolk countryside.
Whether you are looking for a unique one-of-a-kind gift for your love this Valentine's Day or simply wish to treat a friend, relative, or yourself, you will certainly find the perfect gift to please everyone at Silvan Arts!