Welcome to Summer, friends! I wasn't sure I'd actually be able to pull off any semblance of a "real" collection, since showrooms, markets, trade shows, and travel have been closed these past few months, severely limiting my ability to source materials for the jewelry I love to make. As it turns out (and like so many of us these days) I decided to get creative with the resources I do have, and I've had SO MUCH FUN designing a collection that feels rooted in the traditions of color and craftsmanship here at Elva Fields but also fresh and new - a shift from all of our previous collections, really.
I've rarely been able to create multiples of designs, simply because of the one-of-a-kind nature of the vintage components I typically incorporate, but this time around, I chose beads and materials that are vintage-inspired, but with availability that allows more than one of you to enjoy each design! Yes - all 10 of these Summer styles are small-batch beauties...some created in larger quantities than others, all created with love and joy, and all by hand with heart.
You'll see glass beads from India, knotted nylon cording, hand-tied tassels, fun glass charms in the shape of fruits and veggies, patterned glass beads from Africa, and even a kiddo-craft-turned-favorite-summer-accessory. It all feels so fun and relevant right now!
Thank you for taking the time to see what I've created for you this season, and I hope the designs bring some much-needed uplift and hope to your days. Here's to celebrating life's vibrancy and variety right where we are, friends!
Hello, beautiful friend!I can't wait to share my next collection of handmade goodness with you soon, so I hope you'll sign up to know when it has arrived. In the meantime, be well and keep your chin up! XO, Emily