Shannon Berrey

To: Me .... From: Me

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

I am starting to think about Christmas present ideas. I love searching for the perfect gift for the ones I love. I have been told that I am extremely hard to buy for--not a trait I particularly like about myself.. when I see something I love, and I mean REALLY love, then I sometimes treat myself (please don't think this happens often, we're talking like once a year)  

 Enter Melssa Schmidt... I'm pretty sure an audible gasp happened when I discovered her etsy store.

Tree Terrarium
{tree terrarium}

Melissa is a glass artist, jewelry designer AND interior designer. Can we say TALENTS out the wazoo! 

Love quote necklace
{love quote}

She captures your image in a delicate hand blown bubble and then strings them on sterIing neck wire.

Single custom photo bubble necklace

 You simply email her your picture(s) and she then produces the image on slide
 film--a transparent, subtle image is the result.


This amazing necklace was created for Melissa's mom for her 61st birthday. It illustrates
60+ moments of her mothers life. Can you IMAGINE receiving THIS??????
Last November, after months of stalking her site,  I finally contacted Melissa. 
You can imagine my delight when I saw this pop up on her etsy site:

{that's me, that's me!!} 

After a couple of weeks, it arrived, I didn't open it. {Oh, this part was soooo hard.}
Instead, I wrapped the box and begrudgingly placed it under the tree.
I was just as excited to open presents that morning as my kids!
newspaper gift wrapping

On Christmas morning I finally got to see it.

 my son in his super hero costume, the kids with Gigi, vacation memories, our wedding on the beach...

so many wonderful memories that I cherish...

It's like my own little scrapbook hanging around my neck!  

Want one of your own? Melissa is graciously extending a 15% discount to my readers in her shop until 10/30/10-just mention it in the notes.

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I'm an artist, interior designer, wife and mom. Join me here as I share projects, ramblings, and inspirations.
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