New York, N.Y.– September 15, 2010 – The uniqueness of Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead lies in its mythology and message. The essence of the book is about love in many forms – friendship, relationships, patriotism, tradition, and of course, the supernatural. Janet Cadsawan creates jewelry based on ideas and myths, and given her love of vampires, Vampire Academy was the perfect narrative for Cadsawan to fashion into a jewelry collection.
Mead is known for incorporating magic, religious and mythical elements to her books, and in Vampire Academy, she makes them tangible through tattoos, talismans and jewelry. This collection by Cadsawan embodies the revered symbols of the vampires (Moroi) and protectors (Dhampir) that have come to hold their own special meaning for fans of this book. Cadsawan has deftly created pieces that readers will want to wear to keep the story and characters alive.
The Vampire Academy Collection includes pendants, charms, bracelets and earrings made from recycled metals. It is based on descriptions, concepts and characters in Richelle Mead’s Vampire Academy. The collection will be available for purchase on September 24th, 2010 at http://cadsawan.com/collection-buy.shtml.
About Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead
Vampire Academy, published by Razorbill, an imprint of Penguin Young Readers Group, is a #1 international bestselling series, with over 3.5 million copies in print in the U.S. and foreign rights sold into 32 countries. Two races of vampires walk our world. One, the Moroi, are alive and wield elemental magical. The other, the Strigoi, are undead and evil–feeding on the innocent to survive.
About cadsawan jewelry + design www.cadsawan.com
Janet Cadsawan’s philosophy is that jewelry is magic-adorned. She designs one-of-a-kind talismans, fine jewelry and supernatural baubles. Her pieces are showcased in both art galleries and fine jewelry stores. She has had pieces appear on HBO’s True Blood and has also designed pieces for Rachel Caine’s Morganville Vampires. She uses local craftsmen to create her jewelry and only uses recycled metal for her collections. She is a lover of small and large animals, and lives on a farm in Greenwich, CT.