I just found an amazing blog called Un Jardin de Hilo (A Garden of Thread). All of her designs are so beautiful! She speaks my language; I simply adore all of her jewelry designs and her love of lace. I hope to make something even half as beautiful as one of her pieces someday.
Also, I am thinking about changing my blog title and my design name...I don't like Melmaria nearly as much as I used to. It doesn't flow. I would like to grasp my Italian roots and pull up something authentic and rustic for my name, but what? I am currently researching...any ideas you may have are welcome!