A new Hatunot Giveaway is starting today and this time we’ve paired up with Shlomit Ofir from Shlomit Ofir Designs to give one of our lucky readers a necklace and earrings set of their choice, for free! The timing couldn’t be better because Shlomit recently launched her new “Colores” collection which we adore.
For a chance to score your wedding day jewelry without the price tag, tell us in the comments of the post what is the one item you must have with you on your wedding day.
The winner of the competition will be chosen from the comments in this post and the post on the Hebrew version on the blog and will be announced next Tuesday, May 28th. In the meantime we invite you to a taste from Shlomit’s latest collection, and an inside look into the inspiration that lies behind it. Shlomit will also be getting married very soon, so feel free to throw in a Mazal Tov!
What was your inspiration for the latest collection?
“My latest collection is called ‘colores’, meaning ‘colors’ in Spanish. The inspiration for it comes from the different cultures and customs of Mexico and South America. As a child, I lived in Mexico while my parents were sent there for work and since then I’ve taken advantage of every opportunity I had to go back to central and South America. I’ve traveled around the world but the artisan crafts in that area are in my view the most beautiful I’ve seen. The new collection integrates my signature style with touches from Mayan and Mexican folklore using beads and colorful strings woven throughout the pieces.”
You have been also designing a Bridal Jewelry Line for quite some time. Does the fact that you will soon be getting married impact your designs?
“Every season I dedicate one series from my collection to brides. I give the designs a lot of thought and am always very excited to see brides wearing my jewelry on their wedding day. This year the excitement was heightened because I could imagine myself wearing the new designs at my own wedding. I don’t think it influenced the designs but this collection was definitely done with a lot more excitement than usual. I haven’t decided which of my designs I will wear at my wedding, I’ll share my choice with you after the event…”