Beautiful jewelry doesn't grow on gilded trees, nor does it wash up on sandy shores along with shells, polished pebbles and translucent sea glass. But it was easy to believe that that was the case at the media preview for Sancha Tatlock's eponymous line, Sancha. Using materials like raw aquamarine, geodes, pyrite, brass, gold fill and fair trade beads, her resort 2012 collection--which was inspired by the sea--effortlessly evokes the raw beauty of nature.
The collection of burnished copper pieces that Sancha produced as part of the Love Love project is just as lovely. The teardrop-shaped pendants all bear "Love Love" stamps and are finished with a special wax produced by the British Museum to maintain that warm coppery glow. Those who buy a Love Love piece for themselves (or for loved ones this Valentine's Day, as I suggested in this post) can feel good about their purchase for another reason: partial proceeds from each piece sold go to Oxfam Canada and their relief efforts for the East African drought.
Visit Sancha's website for more information about each collection and where to buy her designs.