Emily of Elva Fields!
I think my eyes popped out of my head when I opened an e-mail with the subject line – a new fan! – from Emily last week. Emily (in case you don’t already know) is the creative genius behind the absolutely gorgeous line of jewelry – Elva Fields.
I first found her awesomeness in the summer issue of House of Fifty and then again saw her jewelry featured in the September issue of Country Living Magazine.
The truth is though, I’m late to the party as she’s been creating beautiful pieces of jewelry since 2003, and has been featured in countless publications! Add to that, she does it all from the beautiful state I’m blessed to now call home. Yep, her studio is right here in Taylorsville, Kentucky!
Which leads me to the reason for her email. She wanted to let me know that she used my chalkboard panels and chalkboard wall calendar projects (that she found while searching Pinterest) as inspiration for an organization project in her new studio space. Look what she created!
Head here to read her full story. Isn’t it just awesome?! And how yummy do those chalkboard calendar panels look against that exposed brick wall?! Swoon! I love how her project turned out, and I was beyond flattered, humbled, honored that my projects provided the inspiration. That feeling you get when something you made inspires someone else to make something -well, I don’t know what you call that – but it’s a good feeling – it’s why I do this blogging thing.
And the crazier part is, I was just getting ready to email her to tell her what a huge fan I am of hers! I’m a big believer in small business, and I especially love supporting local businesses! But apart from that, I also just really, really love what she creates. To give you a little background, this is directly from Elva Fields site:
Emily scours local and far-flung markets, auctions, and shops for unusual vintage and antique pieces to use in all three of the Elva Fields lines—Elva, June, and Deb—which are named for the artist’s great-grandmother, grandmother, and mother, respectively. The treasured finds are then reconfigured and incorporated in unexpected, timeless designs.
I’ve always loved vintage jewelry, and Emily has a gift. She doesn’t just create beautiful jewelry; each piece is truly a work of art you can wear!
I’m particularly partial to this necklace. Who’s surprised? – it’s red!
I could have featured every single piece here! These are the pieces you hand down to your daughters. The pieces that tell a story. I’m a big fan – can you tell? 😉
And guess what?! She’s graciously offering a 10% off discount code for Our Fifth House readers! Enter EFOFH10 at checkout to receive 10% off your total purchase December 13 – 16, 2012. Add that discount to the free standard shipping already offered and feel good about your purchase knowing a portion of every online purchase is donated to Backpack Buddies of Spencer County, a program providing school-age children in the company’s local rural community of Taylorsville, Kentucky with healthy meals and snacks each weekend of the academic year.