Nagare...is to Flow with Life
It's in the details...that something that will set you apart. I believe that accessories are essential to this end; they take you to the place that reveals your style, your beauty, your sense of independence. That place where life flows within.
Nagare is accessories. Jewelry to adorn with earrings that drip "beautiful", necklaces that behold the eyes, and bracelets that you'll want to stack up your arms. And then there is the Knit Wear; a celebration of color and texture, reflecting journeys to the unknown...wraps to envelope and embrace, handbags with lots of room for lipstick and rouge, and then of course scarves, hats, and finger-less gloves that ever so subtly accentuate your individual style and add a little attitude.
Nagare is a Japanese word defined literally as flowing water but often interpreted poetically as in this case with the meaning "to flow with life"...Described as water falling from the heavens into the earth,spreading to the rivers and oceans then rising up again, to the stars and heavens, reborn...continually flowing with life. I find my jewelry and accessories take on a life of their own and when creating my pieces they trickle, rush, and flow into organic shapes, earthly treasures displaying the warmth and colors from nature oftensparkle like the stars, each one-of-a-kind.
One-of-a-kind is just that, and the collections in the Nagare Boutique cannot be duplicated. Each accessory is unique and offered here as well as live in my shop at Crafted in the Port of Los Angeles. Therefore, if you find something you like... do not wait too long to decide. And please know, I confess that I'm working on keeping my site current but there are many more pieces available in my brick and mortar shop. Contact me and I can send you info and photos of my newest pieces.
Peggy Sue Forrester, Nagare Boutique
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Peggy Forrester is a California native, born and raised in the South Bay area of Los Angeles.
A child in the hippie age of the 60's, a blooming beach girl in the 70's, a fashion adventurer in the lost decade of the 80's, a newly wed romantic in the 90's, and aging into royalty with the turn of the century; Now in the 2010's, Peggy is a self proclaimed Bohemian, a product of her past and in a constant state of metamorphosis.
With her background in fashion, photography, and jewelry and knitwear design, Peggy has opened her Nagare shop with an emphasis on accessories. Her first jewelry making endeavor was in 1974, sophomore year of high school. Peggy was a "beach girl" back then and sold sea shell earrings and necklaces at the "The Happening", at a craft fair sponsored by her school.
Peggy lives with her husband, college sweetheart Ronnie Marsh along with their darling yellow Labrador Sassy, their rescued pet cats Archie, Kato, Cisco, Dora, Rocket, Crazy Legs, and Baby as well as 20 or so feral cats that they care for in the back 40 of their yard.