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Etsy artist of the day: LaTouchables

"The Orient Express", a Bracelet-Cuff by LaTouchables
Bohemian chic. Romance. Modern fairytale. Those are words that come to mind when I look at the beautifully crafted cuffs handmade by Dawn of LaTouchables in Germany. With vintage pieces, eclectic mix of prints and names like 'The Other Side of the World", "Olive and Sky" and "Blue Seas", these cuffs invite the potential wearer to dream, to travel, and to create poetry. Read on to learn a little more about the creative process behind Dawn's handmade cuffs.

What are your favorite materials to work with?

I love working with natural fabrics that drape well, contrasting textures, linen, hand-embroidery, leather, beads, buttons, vintage pieces, and color.

Do you feel that your work tells a story?

I suggest a story, but the piece really speaks for itself. It comes to life by being worn and by becoming a part of the experience of the wearer.

"Tall Grass", a Bracelet-Cuff by LaTouchables

Do you have a creative process or special way to garner inspiration?

It's not a thing I can call forth--it's just always there. I have more a problem to stop thinking...still the mind, but when that happens I get into what is referred to as 'flow', and that is when really exciting things happen. Of course it depends a great deal on trial and error, and constant garnering of experiences in and out of the studio.

I'm inspired by everything. I'm constantly being inspired by new discoveries, but it's the legacy of my past, my mother and grandmothers, even my great-grandmothers who grew up in the excitement of the turn-of-the century, flapper-girl days, extreme styles of the 50's and the 60's, as well as my own epoque--fashion-wise, all of this plays a role in my own work.

"Tea Shell", a Bracelet-Cuff by LaTouchables

Do you have a 'muse' or someone you picture in your mind to wear your cuffs when you create them? If so, who would that be?

I hope to hit a universal cord of appeal that provides a feeling of luxury, mystery, beauty and affection in the daily life of a woman.

To see more LaTouchables, visit:
LaTouchables Etsy shop
LaTouchables blog

All photos in this entry are © copyrighted to Dawn of LaTouchables and are published here with her permission.
Posted on May 25, 2010 |

Lovely post!
Thank you so much for sharing!

Great feature, Dawn and Becky. Love Dawn's work and it's great to read more about the creative energy that is involved.

Thank you, Becky, I am honoured to be here!

Dawn's work is fabulous and I so much love the way she photographs them, so much caracter and atmosphere in every shot!

This was just a JOY to read. There is no secret that I have long been a fan of Dawn's work and the way she can paint a poetic picture that captures the spirit of her creations. I think she hit the nail on the head when she referred to the people and things that influence her designs. It is that very unique pattern of her experiences that directs her needle and the results are completely distinct, characteristically LaTouchables, and bohemian chic par excellence!

I love Dawn's work, and I am privileged to own one of her cuffs. It's a fabulous piece that simply feels right at home on my wrist, as if it was made just for me. To me, that's the mark of a true work of art!

Fantastic post Becky. I'm a great admired of Dawns work. To me they are like taking a mytery tour. Enjoyed readign about the work process and the thoughts behnid the item

I've admired Dawn's work (and photography!) for some time now. :)

Dawn's work is beautiful, love the cuffs...so old world vintage chic looking :)

Dawn has exquisite work and it's fun to read a little more about her.
I really appreciate the idea of carrying on a generational art form like textiles - traditionally women's work - but imbuing it with a modernistic take.

She is just great - I hope to meet her in person one day!

My favourite is the Tea Shell cuff: so very feminine and individual.

I admire very much Dawn's work. Her cuffs are magic!
She has a great sense for mixing colors and textures and her pictures of her work are breathtaking.
Bravo and thanks for sharing!

I have stopped at LaTouchable's shop many a time to admire her creations--each one more beautiful than the next. Love how she combines textures, shapes, colors.

Lovely read. She combines different materials in a very delicate way, absolutely beautiful.

Lovely read. She combines different materials in a very delicate way, absolutely beautiful.

hey there becky and dawn-- two of my favorite textile designers/artists on etsy!-- i love the cuffs you selected for the post-- they're perfect examples of dawn's wonderful ability to evoke that sense of mystery and beauty -- and call forth comfort as well.... great stuff!

can see so much creativity Dawn's work, so vibrant and full of life and detail. lovely :)

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