Saturday, April 11, 2009

4, 3, 2, 1.....blast off!

Welcome to the first blog post for Rapt in Maille! This is my first time blogging for anything, so it's kind of exciting! I'm getting a little geeked out over it....

My friend Audrey Keller, who does all the photography for my website, recently decided to organize a Women's Entrepreneur Forum at her studio. I attended the second one last week, and there was much discussion about the relevance of blogging, so here
I am! I hope to bring you my experiences designing jewelry, running a business, traveling to art fairs and trade shows to sell my product, and all the exciting ups and downs that go with it. And also maybe some interesting/weird/amazing things I happen to run across just for fun. My big art fair season starts soon, so it's a good time to start a blog - I'm looking forward to documenting my travels, the cool people I always meet, and the funny (and not so funny) things that inevitably happen on the road.

As far as what is going on right now, it's Saturday and I'm about to tag and inventory a bunch of jewelry for City Soles on North Ave, and hopefully also deliver it today - visit the store soon to see some new designs! I'm posting a picture of one of them. I took 3 of the Glam Rosette bracelets, attached the sides, and WA-LA! An exciting new design for lovers of large, tough pieces, which is what I am personally drawn to the most. It really kicks ass on the wrist.

Until next time....


  1. Awesome! We look forward to reading about your adventures :) -Nancy

  2. Very cool, Melissa. Good start to what, I'm sure, will be an interesting blog. I love the bracelet. Your jewelry is awesome.

  3. Gorgeous bracelet. I go to extremes: I either go for extremely delicate micro maille or hard core a$$ kicking pieces like that. Good luck with your new blog!

  4. Bracelet is fab! I want it! Good luck and keep blogging. I have you in my RSS feed so want to see more of your work! Char

  5. Welcome to the blogosphere! Look forward to reading/seeing what you're up to these days. Happy weaving! --Rebeca.

  6. Great blog, Melissa! Looking forward to reading more and checking out your new designs. Mary