Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Featured Etsian~moodyandsanguine

Melina and I met about 12 + years ago when she was an art student studying painting and I was an English major. She still paints and I write supernatural fiction. We've been best friends and roommates ever since.

The main goal in our lives is to eventually support ourselves through our craft and writing / painting and live in the country (sigh). I started doing chainmaille a bit over a year ago because I really wanted to do something visually creative. I had tons of ideas and no outlet.

Melina has been sewing off and on since she was a child. Her mother is amazingly skilled and taught her everything she knows.

We always wanted to do some kind of business together and this seemed like the perfect opportunity. When work had a Christmas craft sale (yes, we work together too!) it gave us all the motivation we needed to start.

I find a lot of inspiration for my jewelry pieces in my other passion: horror writing. Might seem weird but I spent a lot of time trying to find my 'blood drop' glass beads!

Melina says she finds her inspiration from her head, her mom and everything around her. She creeps people out by staring at their bags to figure out how she can make it better!

Melina's favorite piece so far is her reversible tote

My favorite piece is my vampire necklace.


  1. Hi there!
    Your blog is super cool! I see you have plenty of tutorials. Can I contribute? I just posted one on my blog on how to make a felt and leather bag.


  2. Chainmaille is pretty cool and alot of work but pay soff

  3. Thanks so much for the beautiful feature!!

  4. I've heard it really is lots of work, and time consuming. Imagine making a whole suit! :)
    You're welcome MandD!! :)

  5. I love, love the bracelet! So very cool.

  6. great creative oieces from both of you

  7. OOOOOOOOOO that lace-up cuff bracelet is awesome!!

  8. Both of you are very talented and do beautiful work. Good luck on your dream -- incidentally, mine as well.

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