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Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Our New Earth Angel...



Melody Elizabeth Doyel creates the most divine jewelry and accessories in her Ohio studio...Extremely talented, this gem of an artist has -- a perhaps unparalleled -- vision for re-purposing textiles and trims into fab fashion treasures that are wrought with a great attention to detail and evident skill. Likewise she brings new shape to castoff metal bits and findings...

Melody has been sewing since she was a little girl; it’s clear she’s had a long love affair with fabric and old textiles. Her pieces blend a great sense of proportion and functionality with the whims of color, a flash of metal and a bit of her beloved bling. I am captivated but her imaginative and oh so lovely designs.







I am particularly smitten with her totes and purses and I have been carrying an olive green needlepoint one (see it above on chair in my kitchen) every day for almost 3 months...I have my eye out for one for the summer in lighter colors...
But this one is my new fave...

I adore the little details she manages to include in her work...contrasting and textural interior linings, how she uses old skeleton keys as zipper pulls and how she finishes her work with an aplomb for fashionable yet functional styling that is never too much or too decorated but balanced and eye-catching at the same time...




And she doesn't just do purses, oh no! She concocts an amazing array of wearable and fanciful baubles -- earrings, bracelets, necklaces and head bands too! We are waiting on a large batch set to arrive next week but in the meantime I have decided I adore these earrings that we featured at the Spring Soiree...




As you can see, her jewelry and wearable art pieces range from the dainty and diminutive to the large and fab; all are done with a nod to her imitable style and savvy flair for the textured and the bold.



And....Here she is at work in her studio...

Thanks Melody for this wonderful chance to work with you...I am super excited to see what you'll be sending for our event at the "HUDSON super MARKET" on June 12th...

(Note: if you want to see more of her work, go to the site and/or email us to be advised of her new arrivals…)
Have a super day
xxoo Jen O'Connor
Earth Angels

4 comments:

jennifer lanne said...

I am the proud, fashionable owner of a few of Melodys pieces!
I just live for the compliments I get from my bag and earrings...
Keep on sewing Melody....I'm addicted for sure

Home and Heart said...

GORGEOUS!!

nancyweth said...

Serious talent here! TFS.

The Blackwood Cottage said...

Very Cool!
Machelle

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