Normally, I am bit of a tomboy when it comes to things like jewelery, clothes and shoes. Maybe it’s because I had two older brothers, or maybe it was the 10 years living in Alaska, but I generally require things to be practical first and foremost…
That’s why my new one-of-a-kind art-to-wear pieces are so much fun for me… they are just for the sheer joy of it!
I discovered Jessica Sirois’ unusual silk and silver pendants at the Westport Young Woman’s League Creative Arts Festival when I returned in November, 2007.
I have been wearing mine every day since…
Then, imagine my joy when I received these coordinating, light-weight & cheerful, recycled paper earrings from Melissa Lanitis Gregory, just for participating in her recent Virtual Open Studio!
Thanks so much, Melissa for hand-picking just the right pair, as I have worn these paper delights every day since Christmas…
I reckon a little hand-made bling can delight even the tomboys among us… especially in winter when the landscape could use a shot of color and cheer.
So, thank you, Jessica and Melissa, for following your creative muses and making these treats I treasure. I feel more cheerful when I wear your work!
Carrie, I love it! Thank you for your nice words and the great photo. It’s really cool to see the earrings ON you. Glad to be able to provide that shot of color and cheer! I looked at Jessica’s work too; very unusual and lovely.
I posted a link to your photos on the blog…I like the new one you added; earrings braving the elements!
Yes, I decided another photo would illustrate better how lovely these earrings are in all settings…
Paper is wonderful for it’s light weight, and it’s lack of conductivity… not cold against the skin, even outdoors in a blizzard.
Thanks again, Melissa.