MHART - TREASURED COINS COLLECTION
Hey Cat lovers! Join us in Los Angeles this February with #catsonglass by @freshstep for an Interactive pop up exhibit featuring live cats. 🙌🏽 I have designed unique cat-ear rings that will be for sale at the event! A portion of the proceeds will benefit spcaLA.
One of the first designs, for MHART was a porcupine quill adorned with a hand carved skull head on top. This pendant is still in the collection today. One of my favorite necklaces, I in fact wear it every day.
Among many of the natural materials I use throughout the collection, porcupine quills are one of my favorites. Each quill is unique in its own way; in shape, color, and size.
Porcupines quills are released by contact with them, or they may drop out when the porcupine shakes its body. New quills grow to replace lost ones. From ancient times, it was believed that porcupines could throw their quills at an enemy, but this has long been refuted.
Every few months I collect new quills to restock, and carefully clean, sanitize, and shed down the tips so the quill is not sharp for the wearer.
Every quill is unique in its own way, if you are purchasing one of MHART Quill necklaces and would like to see the quills I have available, please feel free to email me and I can send you images of current inventory. (email: firstname.lastname@example.org)
Its that time again, to design the next collection. I am smiling ear to ear :) This is my favorite moment.
I wake up at 6 am, to make myself an iced espresso and lock myself and my french bull dog in my studio for the day :)
The early mornings are the most creative time of day for me. My mind is empty and ready to start fresh with new ideas. I am constantly designing and creating new product this way - it will take weeks until a collection is finalized. Each morning there is a new idea and it is executed. I believe there is no excuse for me to hold back and not develop an idea, I want to design and create everything that comes to mind, it is when I am finalizing the full collection that I do my edit. I then work as a stylist to pull the right designs together and create a beautiful flow for the season.
As you know MHART is inspired by my travels from exotic destinations around the world to a tribe hand weaving baskets for every day use. It is this artisan work that is always inspiring to me. I want the jewelry I create to be loved and worn every day, as it is something you need rather then want.
Discover some of my favorite pieces in the collection
It is believed that Lapis can bring the wearer inner peace and enhance their memory. When hand making each MHART piece of jewelry it is important that there is meaning behind each hand crafted design. Our Lapis Lazuli pieces are one of our most loved treasures in the line.
ONE OF OUR BEST SELLING BEADED NECKLACES, THE TREASURE BEAD NECKLACE. NOW AVAILABLE IN A VARIETY OF COLORS, IS HANDCRAFTED USING MATTE STAINED GLASS BEADS AND 18K GOLD PLATED BRASS BEADS HAND CUT IN INDIA.
MHART FASHION JEWELRY
Behind the scenes from our Spring 2018 Photo shoot
Photographer: Molly Repetti
Model: Danique Blaauwendraad
Hair + Makeup: Arpita Brahmbhatt
Shop our favorite styles right now, on sale now at Saks Fifth Avenue. This past month we collaborated with Saks to offer some of our best hand crafted styles! You can shop the collection now in store and online!
Click to shop: here
- Photographer: Molly Repetti
- Model: Maiya Genovesi
- Hair: Arpita Brahmbhatt
- Make-up: Arpita Brahmbhatt
- Stylist: Michael Hartney
Shop MHART mens collection, now available in store at INITIAL HONG KONG. - founded in 2000, the initial boutique is "the unusual experience begins upon entering the store... the faint aroma of peach and French music as background for the distinctive clothing and personalized mix and match service.
Create the perfect layered look with our Fashion Jewelry selection in store at The Stonework in Astoria Queens.