I met Rachel Leonard through Dr. Megan in the first few months after I moved to Los Angeles. We hit it off right away and later became roommates. Nine years later we are still good friends, have co-founded a book club, and she remains one of my favorite people in LA.
The thing about Rachel is that she is so multi-talented. She's good at everything! It would be sickening if she wasn't so amazing. Her love, though, her passion is jewelry. You can see why. She hand makes these pieces that are drop dead gorgeous. They are worn by celebs and fashionistas all over the city. I have been lucky enough to have acquired a few Rachel Leonard originals, and I get compliments every single time I wear them.
Lucky for you, I'm giving away this gorgeous and delicate necklace to someone this week. I picked it myself, from a bevy of beautiful things, since you know I don't do giveaways for things I don't love. I picked it for the flattering length and the deep purple hue. It would look great with a light summer dress, but will really carry into the fall.
Here's the description from her Etsy Store:
Iolite and Garnet Double Strand Drop Necklace (in gold filled)
This double layer gold filled, Iolite, and Garnet necklace is bold and playful. Two different types of chain (gold filled and hand made wire wrapped), compliment the darker stones and double layers (which move perfectly together). The shorter of the two strands measures approx 22" while the longer strand measures approx 24 1/2". The Iolite drops dangle from the longer strand and measure approx 1/2".
Handmade with love and lots of patience :)
Large lobster claw clasp.
*measurements are taken by unclasping the necklace and creating a straight line by laying it flat - with the clasp on one end and the jump ring on the other.
necklace measures approx. 24 1/2" Retails for $120.
To enter to win the Rachel Leonard necklace, hand picked by the Hollywood Housewife, just leave a comment telling me your biggest life change so far. Was it getting married? Becoming a mother? Leaving for college? I want to hear your stories.
Only one entry per person, please. I'll pick a winner on Friday at midnight and announce it over the weekend. Happy jewelry wearing!
(psst...pass it on!)