18.11.11

Mr. Lentz Interview + Giveaway of a Moss Necklace


Meet Mr. Lentz, aka Evan Lentz.  He makes the most awesome nature inspired jewelry, belts, home goods and more and sells them both on his website and on Etsy.  I have a pretty amazing Mr. Lentz necklace that is made from a piece of antler!  So cool.  Scroll down to learn more about Evan, his beautiful creations, and enter to win one of his natural wood and moss necklaces!



Evan:
"I am a modern cowboy of wood design, jewelry concoction, and creation of devices and inspiration meant to share with others. My goal is to inspire others to inspire others and my journey began 7 months ago while on a road trip through the Redwood Forests of the Pacific Northwest. I realized that I was working 12 hours a day in front of a computer screen with nothing physical or tangible to show for it at the end of the day. Walking amongst the mossy giants in the forest lead me on a path of realization...one that has in turn completely reshaped my life. I now spend most days dreaming up new jewelry designs, concocting a new bike device, and challenging my abilities by constantly learning new things. Right now I am studying the craft of leather working. I plan to continue my self-inspiring nature and moss theme throughout my work. I think the best part of what I am doing right now is knowing that I am making things that are putting smiles on my customers faces as far away as Russia, Japan, Australia and even North Dakota ;)"



1. When did photography become a passion for you, and how did it turn into a profession? 
While I have always loved photography, I realized about two years ago that I really enjoyed photographing people awash in light. Show me the most beautiful landscape in the world, and I will instead search out someone to get a few candid shots of. Photography never really turned into a profession for me. I dabbled in weddings...blechhh! Now I use this skill solely for myself and my designs. I love photographing models wearing my jewelry!


2. When did you start wood working and why do you enjoy working with wood? 
I started working with wood completely on accident in the winter of 2010. I had a photography showing in town and I needed to come up with about 30 frames in less than two weeks. I spent day and night in the freezing garage surrounded by large snow banks...and when I was all done - just in time for the show - I realized that I used the wrong type of glue and had to re-do everything a different way. That was a wonderful lesson to learn early on. You are going to make mistakes, that is a given - it's how you deal with them that will show your true character. I love working with wood and the only reason I have is that it just makes sense to me.


3. What was the inspiration for your jewelry line? 
The Redwood Forests of Northern California inspired the majority of my mossy jewelry line. The Beast Series came about after several trips to San Francisco and checking out the local 'hip' taxidermy shops that were selling all kinds of incredible art. 


4. Are there any artistic mediums that you haven't tried yet that you are eager to get into? 
Right now I am Gung-ho about leatherworking, specifically over the shoulder bags and different purse designs. I recently invested in a bunch of leather tools...so pumped!


5. Anything else you'd like to tell us? 
If you ever read anywhere online that I am a rabbit breeder, it was true...by accident when I was 5 years old. I had rabbits as pets, and as rabbits do - they bred. At first it wasn't a big deal, around 8 babies a month. I would catch them all, take care of them - then sell them in front of the local grocery store for $5. After a few months though, I noticed that I wasn't quite catching all of them and they had started to interbreed and create separate colonies throughout my backyard. By a certain point it kinda got out of hand and I would spend hours after school trying to round them up. There were too many to sell, so I had to make weekly visits to a local golf course and dump them over the fence!

Mr.  Lentz is giving away this beautiful natural wood and moss pedant necklace to one lucky winner on my blog!  I kind of wish I could keep this for myself :)

TO ENTER:
1st entry:  visit the Mr. Lentz shop and leave a comment here letting me know your favorite item!
2nd entry:  follow Mr. Lentz on Facebook and leave a second comment here.
3rd entry:  sign up for Mr. Lentz's bi-monthy newsletter and leave a 3rd comment here.

This giveaway ends on Nov 25th.



And the winner of the Shredded Scarf Giveaway is Amelia from Sweet Disposition!

135 comments:

Kate said...

This is hard.. I favorited his shop because I simply want it all! I'm a huge fan of the Moss and Wood Belt Buckle, but first I'd need to get a belt that can attach to it! ;D

Kate
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Kate said...

Liked him on facebook as well! What a cool guy!

Kate
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Kate said...

Aaaand, signed up for the newsletter :)

Kate
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Lolo said...

I really like the 'Natural Wood and Red Rooster Feather Necklace 02'!

Lolo said...

I've become a fan over on facebook too :)

Castle Fashion said...

This ring is beautiful: http://www.mrlentz.com/shopping/?product=rabbit-fur-ring-143 It would have to be this one...


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Castle Fashion said...

I've also liked his page on Facebook as Yasmeen Fahmy


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Castle Fashion said...

And I've subscribed to the newlsetter :) thanks for hosting.


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Hannah Clare said...

Love the shop. The wood and moss rings are my favourite.

shelbyisrad said...

wowzers! i didn't think it'd be so hard to choose! i looove it all!

shelbyisrad said...

I liked his facebook page!!

shelbyisrad said...

And i'm now subscribed to his newsletter

nova said...

Those rings are out of this world. I LOVE this stuff! Who knew moss and wood could look so rad? I guess my favorite thing would be the moss and wood briefcase, it's so bad-ass!

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Lexy said...

Oh wow! Such gorgeous items! I love the Wood and Moss Ring Planter #001! Fingers extra super crossed!

 Amy said...

Oh I love everything of his, but I've always always wanted one of the moss rings. This one in particular: http://www.etsy.com/listing/76782030/all-natural-wood-ring-with-moss-embedded

It's all SO gorgeous.

 Amy said...

I liked on facebook!

Amymarie said...

oh man so hard to pic a fave but I love the all natural wood and moss ring - I would wear it all of the time.

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Amymarie said...

I follow on facebook now!
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Amymarie said...

I am also signed up for the email list
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beth said...

i love the square wood and moss pendant! everything in his shop is wonderful.

beth said...

liked on fb :)

beth said...

signed up for his emails too

Alyssa said...

Wow, this stuff is awesome! I dig the belt buckles (however, I rarely wear a belt), and love the Wood and moss necklace with exposed roots.
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Alyssa said...

Liked him on FB. alyssadawn3@gmail.com

erinkathleen said...

It is very hard to choose a favorite! Everything is stunning. But, I think my favorite piece is the
Natural Wood and Red Rooster Feather Necklace.

Thanks for the awesome giveaway! And lovely interview!

erinkathleen said...

I liked him on facebook!

erinkathleen said...

I also subscribed to his newsletter - excited to get updates from this amazing guy!

kayla said...

http://www.etsy.com/listing/76551502/all-natural-wood-and-metal-ring-with?ref=cat_gallery_19

My fave ring. So natural and beautiful. Great wood work!

thedemuremuse.com said...

All of his work is so beautiful! I think my favourite is the moss necklace, but a close second would be the Piece of a Tree pendant.

Alexandra said...

I LOVE the wood briefcase with moss! And the moss and metal necklack. I am dying.

Also, followed him on Facebook!

Alissa said...

The Moss necklace is perfection!!
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Kate said...

I am in love with his red rooster feather and elk hair necklaces. I'm also digging the turkey quill ring. GREAT collection!

Kate said...

I also gladly signed up for his newsletter, thanks!

Arlie said...

um... this is a sexy giveaway! the jewelry AND the maker. haha. i love the natural tree necklace :)

Anna Zimmerman said...

I love the moss rings! So pretty. :-) Thanks Moorea.

Tara said...

I love the natural moss pendant. So basic, so beautiful!

Tara said...

And now I follow on Facebook. YAY!

Tara said...

AND I just signed up for the newsletter. woohoo!

*jen said...

I love the necklace with the red chicken feathers.

The Shue's said...

Wow! Hlthis jewelry is so beautiful! I love the organic beautiful layout of everything! Jennshue31@gmail.com

The Shue's said...

I just liked you on fb too! Jennshue31@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

i do NOT want to be entered in the contest. But what the HECK is the point of telling us that rabbit story? WTF?

Marisa said...

The moss rings are so unique and pretty! I'd love to win such a beautiful necklace!

kimbercrafts said...

Wow, I am blown away by his work - so amazing! I am particularly smitten with Natural Wood and Red Rooster Feather Necklace.

Megan said...

I love the moss rings.. They are awesome!

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Megan said...

Liked on facebook!

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Megan said...

Gladly subscribed to his newsletter!

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Little Lo Hood said...

I am also a big fan of the moss rings! Thanks for a great giveaway! :) -Lo

lohood8@gmail.com

Little Lo Hood said...

Also liked on facebook! :) -Lo

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Anonymous said...

Hi there! My name is Jesse Moran. I favorited his shop! thanks for the opportunity to win one of his great pieces!
moranjl@dublin.com

Anonymous said...

Jesse Moran again. I favorited his fb page too!
moranjl@dublin.com

kate said...

When I saw the Moss rings I thought, oh those are nice and then the I saw that belt with the branches. How beautiful! What a variety of work he shares.

That's my favorite item, up there with this pendant.

kate said...

I liked Mr. Lentz on facebook.

kate said...

I subscribed to the newsletter.

Jonathan & Ashley Post in New Zealand!!! said...

My favorite item is the moss pendant necklace. :)

my email address is buchha@spu.edu

thanks!
~ashley

Jonathan & Ashley Post in New Zealand!!! said...

"liked" him

~ashley

Jonathan & Ashley Post in New Zealand!!! said...

signed up for his bi-monthly newsletter!
~ashley

charlieandlu said...

Oh, those are intriguing pieces. My favorite is the Natural Wood Pendant Vase Necklace.
Alanna
charlieandlu @ gmail dot com

charlieandlu said...

"Liked" Mr. Lentz on Facebook.
Alanna
charlieandlu @ gmail dot com

charlieandlu said...

I signed up for the newsletter!
Alanna
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averie said...

Ah! All of Mr Lentz's stuff is amazing! I think my favorite is the "All Natural Wood & Moss Pendant"!!!

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averie said...

"Liked" Mr Lentz on Facebook!

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Anonymous said...

I shopped around for a good while and fell in love with loads of Mr. Lentz pieces, if I had to narrow it down 'All Natural Wood and moss necklace with exposed roots' would be pretty high on the list.
Found his etsy and added it to favorites!
Jessica
Cacommon@aol.com

Anonymous said...

Liked Mr. Lentz on the facebook!
Jessica
Cacommon@aol.com

Anonymous said...

signed up for the newsletter. I look forward to seeing more from Mr Lentz!
Jessica
Cacommon@aol.com

Irene said...

Hi! This is my favourite item! http://www.etsy.com/listing/78059691/natural-wood-and-red-rooster-feather?favorite_listing_id=78059691&&show_panel=true

Liked Mr. Lentz on Facebook and signed up for the newsletter.

i hope i have luck! :)

lauren@spicedplate said...

I would LOVE to own any of the moss necklaces...what a treasure! http://www.etsy.com/listing/76550427/all-natural-wood-and-moss-necklace-with is one of my favorites

lauren@spicedplate said...

I've added mrlentz.com on my facebook page!

Trish said...

This is so cool! This shop was already one of my etsy favorites. I really hope I win!

My favorite is the tree necklace.

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Grace said...

What unique pieces. I like them all, but if I had to chose a fave, I think I'd say the "All Natural Wood & Moss Pendant".

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Lindsay C said...

I love the rings! They are so cute!

Lindsay C said...

Liked him on Facebook :)

sarah{thegreendandelion} said...

oh my gosh...i love the rings! i want one! :)

sarah{thegreendandelion} said...

i liked him on facebook!

Ashlee said...

I LOVE the natural wood and moss ring with the moss covered by a ceiling of wood. (this one: http://www.etsy.com/listing/76782602/all-natural-wood-and-moss-ring) It's going on my wishlist!

Ashlee said...

I like his facebook page, too.

Ashlee said...

Aaaaaand will be receiving his newsletter!

Gray Skies said...

I pretty much love everything he makes! But if I had to choose, I think my favorite would be the natural moss pendant necklace.

E :-) said...

Liked him on facebook! That is awesome jewelry!

Hi I'm Liz! said...

My favorite item is the all natural wood and moss pendant with exposed roots!

Hi I'm Liz! said...

I am a follower on facebook!

Hi I'm Liz! said...

I subscribed to the mailing list!

Em said...

I love this necklace: http://www.etsy.com/listing/75488405/natural-moss-pendant-necklace !!

Thanks for the lovely giveaway :)

TopHat said...

I absolutely love the wood and moss briefcase!

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Amber said...

I love the Moss Wood and Tree Branch Belt Buckle 004
Thank you for the giveaway :)
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Berendina Dykema said...

My favorite item is the All Natural Tree Necklace Made with real moss necklace.Beautiful and unique.

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Berendina Dykema said...

Following Mr. Lentz on Facebook under Berendina Dykema.

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drambliukas said...

all things are just amazing, but maybe the most beautiful is All Natural Wood and Moss Ring. :)

drambliukas said...

i follow you on facebook.:) as Da ki.

BohemianSin said...

You put me in such a difficult situation. How could I pick just one?
Hmmm, because i have to i am indicating this one http://www.etsy.com/listing/76551502/all-natural-wood-and-metal-ring-with


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BohemianSin said...

following on fb as moi eugenia

BohemianSin said...

signed up as eugenia19832003

its mee, AISYAH ♥ said...

when I first visited his website, I was like WOAH !
I just simply wants it all,
but seriously I think the one you posted above, it's just my favourite
I LOVE IT, IT'S GORGEOUS ♥

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its mee, AISYAH ♥ said...

Following Mr. Lentz on Facebook under Aisyah Asri .

its mee, AISYAH ♥ said...

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Kairi said...

My favorite item is the Natural Wood and Turkey Quill Ring.
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rosewendy said...

Love the 'Natural Weathered Wood and Moss Briefcase'

Lauren said...

Good Morning Mr. Lentz! I adore your work! My favorite piece is your all natural wood and moss ring :)

Lauren said...

Signed up for your bi-monthly newsletter! Can't wait to start receiving them! I'll let you know the first part of my e-mail so you can double check that I signed up! (imellbie) Have a great Thanksgiving!!

Kelly the Overthinker said...

Very neat stuff! I like the wood and moss pendant here -
http://www.etsy.com/listing/76550900/all-natural-wood-and-moss-pendant

the bike light is really cool too!

Cindy said...

My favorite is the Natural Wood and Red Rooster Feather Necklace 02 - http://www.etsy.com/listing/82770435/natural-wood-and-red-rooster-feather

Thank you Mr. Lentz for giving us the chance to win one of your gorgeous creations. :)

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Cindy said...

I follow Mr. Lentz on Facebook - Cindy A.

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Cindy said...

I signed up for Mr. Lentz's bi-monthy newsletter.

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Jingle said...

I love this Moss and Wood necklace: http://www.etsy.com/listing/76550900/all-natural-wood-and-moss-pendant
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Jingle said...

I like Mr. Lentz on Facebook.

gail said...

fave item: moss rings
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Marija said...

Mr. Lentz sounds like a cool dude, and his jewelry is right up my alley! I especially love the Natural Wood, Moss and Metal Necklace no341.

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Marija said...

I "like" Mr. Lentz on facebook

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Marija said...

I'm subscribed to the newsletter.

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Maegan Morin said...

I like the Natural Wood and Deer Antler Brass Knuckles!!

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Maegan Morin said...

I like Mr. Lentz on facebook (same name)

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Rachel said...

I like the All Natural Metal, Wood and Moss Bracelet

Rachel said...

I liked Mr. Lentz on Facebook

Rachel said...

I signed up for Mr. Lentz newsletter.

Becky from The Tiny Nest said...

I really love the wood and moss pendant that has two little rows of moss on a wooden square. So simple, yet striking!

Becky
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Black Cat said...

My favorite item is the Natural Moss Pendant Necklace. This one specifically: http://www.etsy.com/listing/75488405/natural-moss-pendant-necklace.

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lin3arossa said...

I love the All Natural Wood Pendant Vase Necklace
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Lillea said...

All Natural Tree Necklace Made with real moss


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Aik said...

Love the Natural Wood and Elk Hair Necklace!

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Aik said...

Facebook fan - Aik Chien

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Aik said...

Subscribed to newsletter

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All Wired Up TOO said...

Pick ONE!? Well ok! http://www.etsy.com/listing/82770224/all-natural-wood-and-moss-necklace

All Wired Up TOO said...

facebook fan Dee Hausker~

All Wired Up TOO said...

subscribed to newsletter dee dot hausker at gmail dot com

fisiwoman said...

My fav item is:http://www.etsy.com/listing/77366294/natural-wood-and-turkey-quill-ring

Ana Belén R.M
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Spain

fisiwoman said...

Following on FB (Ana Belén R M)

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Angelica Ng said...

Favourite item: All Natural wood and metal ring with moss!

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Amber G. said...

LOVE the Natural Weathered Wood and Moss Briefcase! Thanks so much for the awesome giveaway from karmakaytlyn@yahoo.com!

Amber G. said...

Following Mr. Lents on FB! Thanks so much for the awesome giveaway from karmakaytlyn@yahoo.com!

Whitney said...

Love this ring:
http://www.etsy.com/listing/76783046/all-natural-wood-and-moss-ring

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Whitney said...

I liked his FB page!

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Maša said...

amazing! my favorite is Natural Wood and Squirrel Fur Ring.

Maša said...

I gladly follow him on fb.

Maša said...

I subscribed to his newsletter.

measuringspoons said...

The pendant is my favorite thing! I'd love to have it!

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