Sunday, January 16, 2011

Earthenwood Design Team

 Melanie Brooks of Earthenwood Studio invited a few of her beady friends to participate in her newly formed design team! I'm one of the lucky designers chosen to work with her and boy, am I in some good company!  Here's the list of jewelry designers for this month:

Andrew Thornton
Gaea Cannaday
Denise Yezbak Moore
Erin Prais-Hintz 
Erin Siegel
Heather Powers
Lorelei Eurto
 Lori Anderson
Jean Yates
Marie Dodd 
Lauren from Laurel Moon
Kristie from Colliebug and Company
 This month's theme is "Cabin Fever" and Melanie sent us each the components above from her "lumber" series. When I first saw some of her components from this line, I thought of wood boards or planks that you would use to build a child's playhouse or...a tree house! I always wished for a tree house to play in when I was little. Heck, I still want that tree house, LOL! I finally decided to live out my childhood fantasy and I made myself a tree house bracelet! Melanie's work often looks as though it is from the fantasy realm. I love the whimsical nature her pieces bring to jewelry designs.

 "Tree House" by Erin Siegel
 I used dark green waxed linen cord to string some tree agate rounds (which was very appropriate, I just love stuff like that!), varying shades of pressed glass leaves, wood beads and copper. I hope you like my design and I hope Melanie likes it, too! Maybe I can still get that tree house if I can get my husband to build one for our daughter, Nora some day and I'll get to play in it, too!...or at least live vicariously through her...but for now I will enjoy my bracelet.


  1. Love the tree house, I see children playing in it surrounded by all that is good and green.

  2. So cute! Can I come over for a tea party when you get your treehouse?!

  3. Love your bracelet very playful.

  4. I love the bracelet, makes me think of happy things and spring :-).

  5. I love this bracelet, it is full of wimsy and it is just plain cute! I always wanted a tree house too, none of our trees were ever big I would like a house with a court yard in the center of the house with a nice big tree growing in it, I guess that would be a tree house in a way

  6. Our son had a great tree house and we spent lots of time up in it. Your bracelet is wonderful. You have a fantastic creative flare! Love it!

  7. This is just bursting with love, life and creativity!

  8. I don't even wear bracelets but I would wear this bracelet! It's so cool!

  9. I never had a tree house, but when I was small I had a play house, an old milk shed on our farm, with windows and a door and everything! The roosters and the chickens always surrounded it, and one day a rooster pinned my sister against the little house. We were scared of the rooster and screamed until my mom came out a shooed it away! Love the bracelet

  10. Gorgeous, love the bright glass leafs with the browns.

  11. I love that your inspiration was a treehouse Erin! It completely shines through in the finished piece! It's just lovely!


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