Designer Rachel Vanatta attended Savannah College of Art and Design and graduated Cum Laude in 2003 with a bachelors of fine art in Metalwork and Jewelry Design. After dabbling and experimenting post-graduation with numerous metals, materials, and techniques, Rachel found her niche and formed her jewelry company, Nectar Jewelry, in 2005. Originally from northern Ohio, she now resides outside Atlanta, GA with her husband, daughter, and dog. "The goal I aim to communicate though my jewelry is that simple beauty surrounds us; that even the tiniest, seemingly insignificant creations hold an integral part to our planet. Too much attention is paid to dishonesty and anger in society, and I feel if people are reminded of how breathtaking the simple things are, then hope for a better, more loving world can be found. Whether it be a knobby twig, a reflection in a lake, or a mature dandelion, ready to release it's seeds, there is a natural wonder. Many of us cannot consistently be present in surroundings that hold these virtues, but we can carry, or wear, a small reminder with us throughout the day to help us smile, one to decorate our own body; to feel connected to a greater whole."
Beautifully crafted from copper, a material with an astrological symbol of balance, kindness, and love, this bangle was handmade by artist Rachel Vanatta. Inspired by the halo of light that appears to form around a planet when viewed from a distance, this bold design is highlighted by a rich patina and freeform shape. Pair with other bracelets for an organic focal point or wear on its own for a boldly celestial statement. Handmade in Georgia.
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