I've known Ellen since kindergarten.
The thing that I remember most about her, is not necessarily her kindness, sense of fairness, or her beauty...
but rather the fact that in 5th grade, she won the Spelling Bee.
I occasionally run into her, but living such busy lives, we'd have a quick, but brilliant catch-up,
and like a flash she 'd be gone again.
This time when we caught-up with each other, we had a long sit-down at the diner and she showed me what she's been up to...
How gorgeous are these charm bracelets!!???
...and in some cases, how NAUGHTY are they?!
She fashions them out of vintage Cracker Jack charms and old earrings.
I think it's awesome that she's using her Spelling-Bee-Winning intelligence to create things of beauty... using her powers for good, instead of evil.
The results are so Faboo! It's as though each bracelet is it's own art exhibit!
I have been gently suggesting that she start her own online shop, and hoping it gets through.
Can you guys help me convince her?
Meanwhile, you can find her pieces at this store in Chelsea. Or contact her for more info: hipt79[at]aol.com.