Alex Monroe Sense of Nature Launch Party Invite with image of jewelry and painted hands, lips and nose

Sense of Nature Launch Party

Hand-carved quirky charms depict miniature body parts and ornate sacred heart motifs to form medallions. Alongside these fun elements, the senses are celebrated through intricate engravings symbolizing touch, sight, sound, scent and taste.
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"In an ever-changing world, we feel the increasing importance of staying connected to our natural environment."

Please join us for the US Launch Party of Alex Monroe's Newest Collection Sense of Nature & corresponding Weekend Trunk Show  at Gold Bug, 38 E Holly Street

WHAT: The US Launch Party of Alex Monroe's Newest Collection Sense of Nature & corresponding Weekend Trunk Show

WHERE: Gold Bug, 38 E Holly Street WHEN: Launch Party on Friday, June 7th from 4-8pm & Weekend Trunk Show June 7, 8, 9.

WHY: Indulge the senses and mingle with kindred spirits: Admire jewelry on limited display from London and enjoy the chance to win prizes from the artist's studio while enjoying chocolates and champagne.

The visual inspiration for the Sense of Nature collection came from Alex’s long-standing fascination with Milagros or Ex-Voto - metallic folk tokens used as religious offerings in Mexico, Latin America and Italy. Hand-carved quirky charms depict miniature body parts and ornate sacred heart motifs to form medallions. Alongside these fun elements, the senses are celebrated through intricate engravings symbolizing touch, sight, sound, scent and taste.

Visit Gold Bug between the hours of 4-8pm on Friday, June 7 for the United States Launch Party of the Sense of Nature Collection. To celebrate, we will be indulging the senses with an immersive natural environment: SMELL the flowers that cover the room, TASTE the chocolate truffles from a local Pasadena maker, TOUCH the jewels that lay before you, HEAR the laughter of kindred spirits about you and the birdsong in the air, SEE the shimmering of light. The evening is about the sensation of being alive! Come dressed to impress :)

Also that weekend, June 7th, 8th and 9th shop from a visiting Trunk Show of Alex Monroe’s classic jewelry line. After the weekend, the trunk will be returned to Alex Monroe’s London studio and a smaller selection of classic pieces will remain at Gold Bug along with the entire Sense of Nature collection.

About the Artist: Jeweler Alex Monroe grew up in the 1970’s Suffolk countryside in an old, crumbling house surrounded by wild, tangled nature. He enjoyed a childhood rich with freedom and imagination - roaming through fields, forests and rivers and constantly crafting all sorts of interesting (and sometimes mildly dangerous) tools and inventions to accompany him on his adventures! Training at the School of Art, Architecture and Design in London, Alex unexpectedly turned his hand to the craft of jewellery - and released his first collection in 1987 to critical acclaim. His intention was to produce excellent quality pieces, originally designed, made by hand and well priced. This was jewellery made to be worn, made to be loved and made to be treasured - values which remain unchanged to this day!

*Customers that spend $250 in-store during the event will be entered to win a piece of greater value from the Sense of Nature collection, an Alex Monroe brass bottle topper or an Alex Monroe Tea.

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