I've admired her work from afar and watched her star rise over the last few years (click here to read the write up on her work in Garden & Gun magazine's 2012 Made in the South Awards feature) so I was excited to finally connect.
When we sat down we talked a little bit about what our favorite types of jewelry are and what types of things we collect. That chat quickly turned to a conversation about the fact that most Southern women that we know collect at least one particular type of jewelry (gold bracelets, charms, watch fobs, cocktail rings, etc.) and we agreed that receiving a new piece to add to a collection each year on Valentine's Day was a very thoughtful gift idea.
It sure beats a cheap box of chocolate!
I happen to collect gold bracelets and cuffs, so I was drawn to her lover's knot bangle (below). Here's to hoping for something beautiful and handmade by Christina this year and every year.
Hint, hint Cupid...