Monday, May 23, 2011

Bees and Blossoms

Modern Vintage is probably the hottest rising jewelry trend these days. Mixing old items or vintage-inspired components with new beads that still give a design a feeling of an era gone by. Although, I understand the appeal of vintage items (and hunting for them), I'm not that into actual old things myself. I do however, like modern, vintage-inspired jewelry! There's a feminine, romantic feeling to vintage jewelry that really appeals to me. I don't think I've met a jewelry style I didn't like, so I had to give it a try. Here's my take on modern vintage style: A sweet Spring charm bracelet called Bees & Blossoms.
Bees & Blossoms

I wanted the multiple strands of Ceylon seed beads to look like strands of tiny strung pearls. I used an antique brass filigree button for the closure. I love the sweetness of these antique brass charms that dance around the entire bracelet. Of course, the design would not be complete without this flower stoneware art bead by Golem Design Studio. I want to thank for the supplies and the inspiration to make this piece. Enjoy!

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Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Mother's Day and Baby Babbles

On Sunday, I had my first OFFICIAL Mother's Day! Yay! (Last year I was pregnant) Here's me and my 6 month old daughter, Nora.

I had a wonderful mother's day. We had a delicious brunch at this restaurant, Finz in Salem, MA. Yum!

Here we are again. Nora's in her pretty pink dress from earlier in the day. She looked so sweet! Through spit-ups and diaper changes this outfit didn't last long, though. lol! Welcome to motherhood, Erin.

I'll leave you with this cute video of Nora talking in her baby babbles(and other funny things she does.) Enjoy! :)

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Springtime Frills

The beauty of Spring is truly amazing! I'm captivated by it every year. The weather is warm, the birds are chirping and the flowers and trees are in bloom. There are bursts of color everywhere and the air feels light and uplifting. It has me feeling energized and wanting to create things, like this bracelet I'm calling Springtime Frills. I stayed up way too late last night in the studio, but I couldn't help myself. I was feeling inspired by these Spring components from Earthenwood Studio.

Springtime Frills
Birds nest charm and new crackle egg component by 

Are you feeling that Spring fever yet?
You can find Melanie's new crackle egg components for a limited time at her Etsy Shop and bird nest charms on her website.