Saturday, May 26, 2012

Nymph Necklace

A new necklace to celebrate the glory of Spring!

Saturday, May 19, 2012

From Art to Jewelry

A lovely client sent me this image: "Tulip Toss" by Shirley Novak. This was the inspiration for her Garden chic wedding. And she asked me to create the bridesmaids necklaces based on it.

I felt super inspired by the beautiful artwork and colors, and the necklaces came up like this:

Most enjoyable work! I love custom orders!

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Los Cabos

I wanted to acknowledge our beautiful vacation in Los Cabos. Wonderful days shared together with an abundance of sunshine, marine energy, delicious food and very inspiring art and crafts.

Great craft shops in the town of San Jose

Fun in the sun

Magic sunrise at 6:30

Stone arch at San Lucas

Artisan glass works

 Mexican Sweet Delish

Find Wally (I mean Mica) in this picture!

And some more craft!

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Every day is Mother's Day

Every day is Mother's Day if you are a mother, but my thoughts today are about inevitably about motherhood.

The amazing experience of being a mother that has taken me far away from my previous self to a new place of more humility, better knowledge of myself, more honesty.

I thought I was some Melina before I had kids and I've learnt so much about myself, my abilities, my strength and limitations when my two boys came to my life.

I now know I'm not the cool, wise one I thought I was, but I've discovered I'm now stronger and a bit less selfish I was before!

The other day a friend was visiting and we went shopping. She insisted on carrying all the weight herself saying: "I'm stronger than you".  I smiled to myself and couldn't help thinking: Oh my girl, you should be in my shoes for one day to really know what strong means! Are you a mother? Then you know the strength it takes!

When I had my first baby I was in shock. The new demands, the lack of rest, the constant needs and cares this little new being required of me. I remember one morning in my kitchen thinking: Oh God! A new morning! How shall I able to make it through an entire new day??

And now 6 years after, that's normal. I'm in superpower mode by default and if I have the chance to rest for an hour it's hard!

I'm deeply thankful for the chance of being a Mother and learning so much everyday.

Happy Mother's Day!

Wednesday, May 9, 2012


Mother Day's is coming.

I've done so many necklaces for moms and grannys. Very sweet.

I used to call "Abuela" to my grandma. And my kids call my mom "Bobe"

Happy Mother's Day to all moms there!

Wednesday, May 2, 2012


Yes, I'm back but I hardly had time to write since we've returned.
I'm learning that Mother's Day is a BUSY time of the year in the jewelry business and I couldn't be happier.

I'm producing orders in a marathon fashion and loving every minute of it.

I thought I'd share some recent work to keep this space alive.

Let me show you a new creation: My Poor Man's Diamond Ring

You know now! Say it with a necklace :)

It's so nice that Blogger lets me show mi pics BIG without much HTML fuss!