The first time I laced up a baby pearl choker necklace was also the first time I heart the phrase “Ugh, now that’s a hot neck!”. I was sitting in a small coffee shop in Branford, Connecticut meeting Thomas for the first time. I immediately felt excited about his work because his enthusiasm and passion is contagious. (Image via ThomasEdwardd.com)
He is a local artist (OMG you have to see his energy paintings made with Himalayan salt and crystals) and branched out by making chokers that integrate stones and crystals that are historically believed to posses healing properties or symbolize a certain energy. Here’s one of the chokers he made for me…
Did I mention that he’s only 22?
When I asked him what message he was trying to convey in his brand this was his response:
” I specialize in Himalayan Salt Crystal infused painting, purifying any space bringing new energies into a home.
Background- 3 years of nursing and I decided to put that career on hold and follow my heart. After my 22nd birthday I never really drink and was under the influence when everything seemed so clear. Do what makes your heart jump out of your chest. Don’t let anyone tell you NO.. In those moments of clarity I decided to take a leap of faith and go to Boca which somehow after a week in FL I woke up in LA chasing my dream. Not knowing why I was there or what my purpose was BUT was there to experience things I never saw and was open to see what came my way. Everyone is stuck in a society sculpted culture where you think you have to be a certain way at a certain time in life putting all this pressure on yourself when all you have to do is what you love and be in the moment. You probably hear that a lot but by moment I mean so caught up in a passion and what is going on you can’t even think about tomorrow. I was always the type to think about tomorrow and what’s going to happen.. Hello that’s why we have our faith. I’m faithful to know not to worry about the future I’m where I’m suppose to be and without that fear I began to manifest what I put out. I’m getting side track but the point of me saying that is because everyone thinks the moment is thinking about now which it is but it’s simpler then that. It’s waking up and doing what you feel is right. And just doing it … If you put in the universe I’m lazy … Guess what YOU ARE LAZY. I used to call myself the craziest things. Until now! I say what I am and who I’m becoming and what I put out is what you get back. (boomerang effect)
I love people.. kinda a downfall at times because I love everyone and come off as naive but it’s the best part about me. Love is energy and energy is everything. Believe in that inner voice.
That’s what I’m all about and with my new line of chokers and necklaces you can feel that passion too.. I don’t want anyone to wear them because “they look cute” they ALL are so meaningful to me. When you wear my necklace it’s an affirmation to self in what you need to put out more of and to focus your energy centering the core of your mind-body and soul.”
He hand-paints the packaging from recycled materials. The brand is launching monthly subscription boxes. SUCH a great gift idea!
Necklaces are around $20 a piece and he can custom fit them. I literally gasped when I opened the box! You guys…
Many of the chokers are strung on a very thin cord which I love! The more delicate, the better. Others are on a thicker silky cord that feel a bit more sturdy. The long suede wraps can be worn as a necklace or bracelet. If you follow me on Instagram (@FindingSilverLinings), you’ve seen the olive & pearl wrap.
My favorite look is layering the delicate thin bands. I’ve also been rocking these beauties on my Snapchat (FSLsnap).
TEN lucky FSL readers will win their own energy necklace! Enter below! The winners will be posted 11/09/2016 below.