Welcome! I'm Melissa Gross, a dynamic and interactive teacher and speaker called to lead and encourage Christian women in their walk with the Lord through classes, workshops and retreats incorporating Bible study, devotionals, illustrated Bible journaling, paper crafting and mixed media projects that merge faith and art bringing God’s Word to life so you can find renewed excitement to dive into the Word, use your creative gifts, and apply the Truth as you draw closer to the Lord and serve Him in your everyday life. This site is where I share my everyday adventures, Bible Journaling pages, scrapbook layouts, handmade cards, and other crafty projects, as well as information on my upcoming workshops and events. I also post photos, ramble about books I'm reading, stuff I'm organizing, and other FUN bits & pieces of my wonderful life.

Friday, July 13, 2012

Jewelry in Granbury

At the beginning of the summer, Robbie and I took a quick trip to Granbury, Texas, where we enjoyed a very relaxing weekend. One of our favorite things to do when we travel to small cities is to wander around the downtown shops. The square in Granbury has quite a few wonderful shops. In the Artefactz shop, we met Cynthia James, an artist and jewelry designer. Here's a photo of me with Cynthia, and I'm wearing my new earrings that she designed.

Honestly, it was difficult to pick a pair of earrings because there were so many beautiful ones to choose from.

Along with other jewelry pieces created by Cynthia.

However, Robbie's favorites were her abstract multi-media sculptures. If he didn't already have every available wall space filled in his collectibles room, I believe he would have brought one of these home.

It's so much fun to find treasures when we are traveling, and even more fun when we get to meet the artist behind the lovely creations we find. You can see more of Cynthia's work here.

Have you discovered any fascinating stores or purchased a one-of-a-kind item on your travels this summer?


Ellyn said...

beautiful earrings! How fun. Today is shopping day. I'll let you know!

Maria Ontiveros said...

These are lovely - I often buy earrings as souvenirs because they are so easy to pack.

Elizabeth said...

Love the abstract multi-media sculptures, and the earrings are quite nice, too. I enjoy small town shops because they offer iems that are very different from your usual chain stores.

Alison said...

Pretty earrings..but I really like the multi-media pieces!
Alison xx

Karen said...

I'm also a fan of the multi-media pieces. They are stunning. I frequently buy jewelry when we travel. Whenever I wear it I remember the place where I bought it.