Shannon Berrey

Bubble necklace

Tuesday, February 12, 2013


Hi friends! It's been a little while since we've met here. My weekend was spent planning and creating for a big reception that is happening tonight for a really special lady. It's going to be a very bittersweet evening and I am excited to show you pictures in the next few days. Since I am knee deep in party planning and I have family driving in to attend, today I wanted to revisit a piece of jewelry that is so special to me. A few years ago, I did a post on glass artist Melissa Schmidt's etsy store, and I thought Valentines week would be a great time to spotlight her bubble necklaces once again.



I selected precious images of my kids, my pets, and my family and emailed them to Melissa. She turned every image into little pieces of slide film. The transparent images are then captured in a glass bubble that she creates. They are delicate and subtle and when they catch a little light, the images come to life.






They are not the easiset to photograph with all of their tranparency and little bubbles and glassy handmade goodness. But, they really are stunning and everytime I wear it, people ask me about it. I love having my own little scrapbook around my neck.

I hope to be back soon! Hope you are enjoying your week!


Love Inspired: almost noelle

Monday, February 04, 2013


February has snuck in and I thought we would celebrate the month of hugs and kisses this week with all things



With wedding season just around the corner, this is a pretty spectacular gift for the lucky couple. Artist Lauryn Nashli of the etsy shop almost noelle, is an artist who uses a photo you email her of your wedding or engagement and turns it into an illustration. She hand draws the image on a wacom bamboo tablet {want one!} and she can add names, a date, or a poem, if desired. Sizes vary from 5x7 to a 16x20, and they are incredibly affordable.  







Jump over to her etsy site and get your name on her waiting list!!!



 {**I'm sure you know this--but 'almost noelle' won't be written across your illustration, this is just Lauryn protecting her pretties}


Learn to respect the smallest of details

Tuesday, January 15, 2013


 I have had the pleasure of painting many murals over the last several decades. It's so refreshing to get to work on such large scale projects. But, it sure does take a toll on your body. I have never been more sore than when rolling home after 10 hours of painting above my head, on a ladder. Multiply that by a week and you have successfully accrued many hours on the heating pad and several visits to PT. That's why I am so impressed with people like the wall dogs who do this every day. They are passionate and devoted and entirely talented. Take a look at them creating a sign for the Etsy Holiday Shop.  



 I could watch artists create all day. And their comment at the end of the video-- 'learn to respect the smallest of details' is such a true statement. It applies to all creative fields and really does set apart the good from the best

{video via etsy}


Sweet hostess gifts: Oh Little Rabbit

Friday, November 30, 2012

 With the holiday party invites starting to roll in, it has me thinking of hostess gift ideas. I found some of the sweetest handmade tea towels and napkins over at Oh Little Rabbit. I love the sweet look of hand printed textiles and I also love giving something that is hand made. These organic cotton flour sack towels are screen printed with original hand drawn images using quality fabric inks that stand up to the everyday wear and tear of your kitchen.   






If you want to really impress your hostess, check out these creative ways to present your tea towel.


 Simply My Kitchen gives a step-by step on how to use a tea towel to wrap a loaf of bread.

Martha shows how to wrap up a jam bread package.


Or use a tea towel to wrap around a bottle of wine with a pretty ribbon.

If your hostess is a foodie, how about wrapping it around a favorite cookbook.



Or, if she has a green thumb, wrap the tea towel around a plant container with some twine. 



To see all of the textiles from Oh Little Rabbit, visit their store here. 


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