Several months ago, I met the talented husband and wife team behind Spectrum and Riffle Vision. Carlton and Julia pack an amazing creative punch and I'm so happy to make introductions for those of you who have never had the privilege of knowing about them! (By the way, these two created the trailer for my sister Barb's recently released book, Furniture Makeovers!) Today, Julia is offering a beautiful Him + Her giveaway to one very lucky reader.
I asked Julia to share a little bit about the process behind Spectrum and here's what she told me-- I started Spectrum about two years ago in a wood shed. My husband, a photographer and art teacher, delved into his latest project of building a press out of an old treadmill, while I stood and watched. If you know me, then you know I don't like to stand still. Surrounded by machines and wood scraps, I put my hands to work on an experiment that turned into something bigger and more beautiful than I expected. I've always loved working with my hands and creating things from scratch. I try to follow this simple little rule for Spectrum and my every day life: Make things from hand and heart, threaded with authenticity and with a passion for beauty and quality. I work primarily with woods such as rosewood, pine, oak and padauk, but sometimes include leather, clay and concrete. I like to start with raw materials, faceting and forming them with my hands. Cutting, sanding, painting -- I handcraft everything, right down to the packaging.
I just recently added a men's line to Spectrum and am excited to expand with new products. If you like to get your Sweetheart unique gifts for Valentine's Day check out Spectrum's shop! Use Coupon Code LOVE for 20% off your purchase. Thank you, Julia! And good luck in entering, readers and friends! A winner will be announced and contacted on Thursday, February 6th!
About the giveaway pieces
For Her // Brass Heart Studs + Natural Hand Faceted Wooden Necklace (available in gold or natural) Each bead is hand faceted by me and each one is unique. This necklace is one of my best sellers because of its natural beauty and the fact that it pairs well with almost everything. The chain is brass and 20" long.
For Him // Navy + White Polkadot Bow Tie, handmade from a cotton material. It's a regular size and will fit a 14-18" neck or a small or medium shirt // Cedar Sachet, handmade from up-cycled fabric and filled with cedar shavings. Perfect for a dresser drawer and making your clothes smell woodsy // Rosewood Cufflinks, handcrafted from a dark rosewood. Perfect for the man that likes to dress it up.
TO ENTER // Visit Spectrum and share, by commenting below, what your favorite find is and, tell me, are you ready for Spring yet? (smile and both hands raised over here!) Ready, set, enter away!