Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Beads by Aree

Hey gang, how's your week going so far? I'm off to LA later on today, but I wanted to leave you with a little Hump Day inspiration. A couple of weeks ago a FAB brand landed at Twelve 24 Boutique. Beads by Aree is a collection of hand crafted accessories created by Areeyal Godwin. The self taught jewelry artisan began creating pieces during her sophomore year of high school. As the years passed by, she honed her talents and launched her inaugural collection in 2011 called "Love for the Congo".  Inspired by the Lynn Nottage's Pulitzer Prize winning play "RUINED",  Aree created earrings and donated a portion of the proceeds to humanitarian organization Women for Women

Fast forward a year later, Beads By Aree jumped on my radar. I fell in love with the creative genius that is Areeyal Godwin at the opening night fashion show of the first Style Bloggers of Color Conference. Her pieces adorned the models and were absolutely breathtaking.  The piece that immediately caught my eye were the most amazing peacock plumes encased in golden coils. I knew immediately that I had to have them. After a little bit of stalking and a whole lot of groveling, I was able to call those beautiful earrings mine.

Aree rocking the the Peacock Broomstick earrings

The simplicity of her designs yet the complex range of emotions the pieces evoke when you experience them is almost overwhelming. What I love most about Beads By Aree is the spirit and love that goes into each piece. While some artist pour their heart and soul onto a blank canvas, Aree breathes life into otherwise innocuous items and paints the the human spirit.

Me rocking Beads by Aree "Spike Swirl" earrings & "Huge Swirl" ring available at Twelve 24 Boutique

Thanks to my friends at Twelve 24 Boutique, you can experience Beads by Aree with a special capsule collection they will be carrying in the store. I encourage all of you to pop by the boutique and experience Beads By Aree. Because of the uniqueness of her pieces, quantities are limited. Be the first of your friends to rock her amazing designs, I promise you won't be disappointed. 


<3 Parker S. 

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