Each year as the holidays draw near, I panic. It’s not the time crunch or the stress of too many activities that causes this feeling, it’s trying to find Christmas gifts for my nieces. They’ve outgrown the stage when the hottest toy is all they desire. I spend hours browsing websites and stores to find a gift they will use, a unique gift, personalized to their taste. I don’t want to give them something all their friends will have or they could find off the rack. I want something they will treasure, something they will use for years to come, something that can become a family heirloom, passed down to their children. This year I have found the perfect solution; a handmade gift from NOVICA.
Because of their love for horses, I decided on these Good Luck Horseshoes, a pair of Sterling Silver horseshoe earrings designed in Thailand by Rudklow “Aoy” Patanaanunwong. Ms. Patanaanunwong believes it is her duty to preserve the ancient art form of silver work, shows attention to detail, providing both polished and oxidized finishes for contrast, and carving out intricate nuances typical of all horseshoes.
The earrings arrived in a lovely patterned bag, which can be used to hold trinkets and other special items. Dangling from a delicate silver thread, these earrings are designed to be dressed up or down. They could be styled for casual chic, with jeans and a t-shirt, perfect for a trip to the rodeo, worn with a skirt and blouse to the office or styled with a cute dress for a Holiday party.
After browsing Aoy’s pieces, I found the Sterling Silver link necklace, Vitality. I’ve put it on my wish list for myself. Maybe I’ll find it under the tree for myself on Christmas morning. I’m sure I’ve been on the nice list this year!