Wear your longing

wear your pothos
wear your pothos 

I have been guilty of sifting through the cheap 2 for 1 selections of jewelry in the depths of a random bin at forever 21. Through my search and suffering of the blaring techno-pop music from the  store speakers I may find something worthy of a few wears before it inevitably falls apart but nothing compares to the hand-made, unique designs of the few pieces of jewelry I own made by designers I know.

One such designer I recently befriended is Amanda Espy. Not only is this chick rad because she dances like a champ and carries on great conversation over drinks but because she has developed a unique combination of art and psychology fused into her jewelry line known as POTHOS.

Pothos is Greek for ‘longing’. Is Amanda Greek? nope, but she was inspired by a former Greek lover who quite literally inspired her to go for her goals and in that her longing is fulfilled in many ways by creating beautiful pieces of wearable art. Now that is the start of a good story.

Amanda has a background in fine arts as a trained pattern maker and seamstress as well as having a psychology degree. She works as a therapist counseling 7-10 people at a time and her focus is to help people access their creative process and in turn Amanda herself accesses her creative process and the result is Pothos.

The unique shapes and brass and silver creatures you will find in her designs are given life from a variety of inspiration she finds from from inquisitive research of  Native American culture, ancient gods, artifacts, the studies of Carl Jung and basically, in her own words, ‘humanity’.

This piece is my favorite. It wraps around the back. Very sexy.

This piece is my favorite. It wraps around the back. Very sexy.
Soon you will see me with the ring. Brass Apollo ring. Amazing.

Brass Apollo ring

I visited Amanda at her studio as she prepared her displays (that she made herself) for an upcoming event she will showcase her treasures at called Create Fixate,  November 9th 2013. She is also working on a special order of wedding rings which she is personalizing for the lucky couple by using actual pieces of the land they will live on in the band.

If you want to see more of her designs, make a custom order or you simply just want to adorn your body with something original, sexy and made with real integrity and quality then you should check out Pothos. ShopPothosNow

Setting up the Pothos display for Create Fixate

snake vertebrae
snake vertebrae

 “I have a huge passion for art and psychology so this is my artistic process. It is my love” -Amanda Espy

I like Pothos and you should  like it too. www.pothosjewelry.com

Published by LikeOurLikes

I have a passion for all things creative, original and unique. I’m usually the first one who wants to own something my friend made by hand. I myself try to create original art by pursuing my dreams of singing and song writing as best I can. From simple writers block to various life obligations my focus on this varies but one constant throughout my journey is my support of fellow artists I encounter. When I am moved or impressed by people who create or do amazing things I have a deep need help them and share their talents. From hosting events and booking talent to buying all the jewelry and clothing I can afford made by the hands of people I adore I found my niche. I’m embracing my knack for promoting all things that excite me, all things l love to hear, wear, see, eat or experience. I have taken to blogging to further share my awesome taste in friends and their creations. It’s what I like and you should like it too.

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