Living in a day where more and more people are addicted to pharmaceuticals, there is also such a strong movement of people moving towards natural healing and away from allopathic medicine. My recent love of herbal healing and essential oils has led me creating these OOAK handmade essential oil and tincture bottles. Handcrafted with Sterling Silver and natural stones, perfect to take your remedies on the go and keep them close to your heart. Look for some listed in my etsy shop at www.etsy.com/shop/NoelkeMetalArts
Homemade Apothecary Using Upcycled Material
~ my husband and little girl made me this beauty for Christmas. The back piece is an antique bed frame, he then made the bottom cabinet from reclaimed wood. The 1800s marble top has been laying in our yard for a few years getting dirty, waiting to become something special. They succeeded in making something very special.
The lovely Jamie Kidd of the blogging jay and jay.nicole.jewelry wearing my Indian head nickel ring. Other amazing artisans and designers include, free people,
Inverness and crane, mermaid by handmade, and Tysa designs.
Photo shoot with Andrea Whitt of blog, http://www.bohobunnie.com wearing my labradorite feather ring. Andrea is also known as the fiddle and pedal steel player for Shania Twain. Be sure to check out her beautiful blog.
Shannon Noelke Metal Arts* Eclectic Bling Jewelry* Billi Blues* Bohemian Bunnie* Victoria Emerson Designs* MGRA Swimwear* Photo by Victorz Photography
Into the Mystic
Shannon Noelke Metal Arts* Genuine June Designs* Flea Market Girl* Pachamama Bohemian* Photog by Jan Adrian Scopes
Shannon Noelke Metal Arts* Mal Wingo Starr Jewelry* Photo by Ashley Marie
The lovely Bohemian Goddess Laura Mazurek of Bohemian Collective wearing Shannon Noelke Metal Arts Buffalo Nickel Ring. Be sure to follow The Bohemain Collective and keep up with all of their beautiful lookbooks http://bohocollective.com/
Wild Fire Crop Top - Raga // Bralette - Free People // Jeans - Pylo // Necklace - Jay Nicole // Large Turquoise Cuff - Red Rabbit // Small Turquoise cuff + Feather Band Ring + Oval Turquoise Ring - Bella & Chloe // Small Round Turquoise Ring - Cultivated Dreams // Buffalo Nickel Ring -Shannon Noelke // Large Scalloped Turquoise Ring - Jennakoo
We tend to think of ourselves, the parents as the teachers and sometimes forget that our children are also our teachers. Its amazing the things you learn everyday from the littles. While having breakfast a few mornings ago, on my 41st birthday, I was having a conversation with my husband about life ,I didnt really think my 5 year old, Stella, was paying attention, but suddenly she leaned over to me and in a quiet voice she said, momma, if you dont follow your dreams, they will never come true!
That being said, I will continue following my passion in full force and hope you do the same.
One night ,2 years ago, I decided to look up airstreams on craigslist, etc, just for the hell of it, not thinking we would EVER find a deal, not to mention, we had no money to even deal with. Not thinking much more about it, i went to bed. My husband on the other hand, couldnt turn his brain off, his wheels were turning all night.
The next day, Robert, (my husband), a blacksmith,was at another blacksmith friends shop, and a friend of a friend was there. Robert began talking about airstreams and whatdya know, the friend of the friend says, I have one I will sell you right now for x amount of dollars. (he had 2 and only place to store one) He called me and I without hesitating, said, we want it, we can make that happen.
Shes been sitting in our yard for 2 years, not having the money to spend on her, until last week I said, lets at least put some paint on the walls, get the ball rolling.We dont have to renovate all at once, just a little bit here and there. soooooooo, here are afew pictures of before and where we are now. We painted the walls white, laid new plywood on the floor, cut out and painted new dividers a dark gray then did a little decorating. Keep in mind, we still need to work on plumbing and electrical, need appliances, and in a few weeks we will lay wood laminate on the floors, but shes at least ready for a camping trip which we will take this weekend. Over the next few months I will continue doing updates on the process. Im super excited about this journey I am beginning with my lil family. what is one of your dreams and what are you doing to make it happen? feel free to share, would love to hear from you.
Some of my favorite tunes at the moment. Be sure to follow this playlist of some new and old, folk, roots, bluegrass, newgrass, old time, some sensual, some raw, but never to be disappointed.
Elephant Revival has quickly become one of my favorite bands to date. I like to refer to their sound as Gypsy Soul Grass with elements of gypsy, celtic, americana and folk. check out this awesome song Rogue River, Live at Red Rocks.
Photo taken from " www.thebluegrasssituation.com " photographer unknown by me, please feel free to let me know so i may credit them. http://www.thebluegrasssituation.com/read/watch-elephant-revival-rogue-river