Mella Bella Designs

Unique contemporary and Ukrainian beadwork & mixed media creations, handmade by me! New on-line store now open! Please visit www.mellabelladesigns.ca
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In honour of Vyshyvanka Day - throwback to the 2015 National Ukrainian Festival in Dauphin Manitoba - with the lovely Karen Aniol from the band Zirka wearing my bead embroidered cuff  . #mellabelladesigns  #zirka #vyshyvankaday

In honour of Vyshyvanka Day - throwback to the 2015 National Ukrainian Festival in Dauphin Manitoba - with the lovely Karen Aniol from the band Zirka wearing my bead embroidered cuff .

Happy Canada Day! These patriotic eggs were designed and created by my mother Irene Johnston.  She's featuring them in our booth at the Rotary Arts & Crafts Festival this weekend (part of the Cobourg Waterfront Festival). . #canada150 #eggart #happycanadaday

These patriotic eggs were designed and created by my mother Irene Johnston. She's featuring them in our booth at the Rotary Arts & Crafts Festival this weekend (part of the Cobourg Waterfront Festival).

My etched copper statement necklace - available today at the Oakville Ukrainian Festival and through my on-line shop (http://ift.tt/1MLV9Y0) . #floraljewelry #copperjewelry #necklaceoftheday #shophandmade

My etched copper statement necklace - available today at the Oakville Ukrainian Festival and through my on-line shop (http://ift.tt/1MLV9Y0) . #floraljewelry #copperjewelry #necklaceoftheday #shophandmade

I had a lovely week at the happiest place on earth with some wonderful friends and found some adorable little souvenirs  . #earringsoftheday #mickeymouse #tinkerbell

I had a lovely week at the happiest place on earth with some wonderful friends and found some adorable little souvenirs .

This little beauty made its debut at the Capital Ukrainian Festival last weekend and ended up being a bestseller!  I'll make some more and list them in my shop soon so that you can get one too! . #ringlover #wirewrappedring #redrose #mellabelladesigns

This little beauty made its debut at the Capital Ukrainian Festival last weekend and ended up being a bestseller! I'll make some more and list them in my shop soon so that you can get one too!

It's been a whirlwind weekend at the Capital Ukrainian Festival!  Singing dancing food fun and tons of people!  I always enjoy being here! . #capitalukrainianfestival #mellabelladesigns #proudukrainiancanadian

It's been a whirlwind weekend at the Capital Ukrainian Festival! Singing dancing food fun and tons of people! I always enjoy being here!

Happy weekend everyone!  What exciting plans do you have?  I'm hard at work in the studio getting ready for the Capital Ukrainian Festival next weekend! . #iloveweekends #studiosaturday

Happy weekend everyone! What exciting plans do you have? I'm hard at work in the studio getting ready for the Capital Ukrainian Festival next weekend!

Happy Fri-day!  Did you know that yesterday was National French Fry Day?  We think this is the perfect way to celebrate! . #fridayfun #yummy #ringlover

Did you know that yesterday was National French Fry Day? We think this is the perfect way to celebrate!

The Rotary Arts & Crafts Show is finished but my on-line shop is always open!  http://ift.tt/1MLV9Y0  . #buyhandmade #supportlocalartists #handmadejewelry

I once asked myself what a Ukrainian embroidery pattern would look like etched onto metal. So I learned how to make my vision into a real design. I'm quite in love with how these turned out!

I love the way our booth turned out this year!  It's our final day at the Cobourg Waterfront Festival in tent D of the Rotary Arts & Crafts Show.  There's still time to join in the festivities today! . #canada150 #cobourgwaterfrontfestival #mellabelladesigns #craftshowbooth

I love the way our booth turned out this year! It's our final day at the Cobourg Waterfront Festival in tent D of the Rotary Arts & Crafts Show. There's still time to join in the festivities today!

The Canada 150 celebrations continue at day 2 of the Cobourg Waterfront Festival.  Look at this amazing egg my mom Irene Johnston created to mark this milestone year! . #canada150 #eggart

The Canada 150 celebrations continue at day 2 of the Cobourg Waterfront Festival. Look at this amazing egg my mom Irene Johnston created to mark this milestone year!

Here's another way to wear my wrap bracelet:  as a choker lariat. . #mellabelladesigns #necklaceoftheday #versatile

Here's another way to wear my wrap bracelet: as a choker lariat.

I don't know if I can part with this one... But I might be convinced  . #mellabelladesigns #necklaceoftheday #etchedcopper #perfectpatina

But I might be convinced .

I wore my wrap bracelet as a choker  I love versatile accessories!  I made this one by crocheting thin leather cord with little pearls.  The pearl cluster doubles as a focal and clasp. . #mellabelladesigns #necklaceoftheday #blackisalwaysagoodchoice

I wore my wrap bracelet as a choker I love versatile accessories! I made this one by crocheting thin leather cord with little pearls. The pearl cluster doubles as a focal and clasp.

Seeing poppies in bloom reminds me of my grandparents' garden and makes me miss them even more  . Pysanka credit goes to my talented mother Irene Chromej-Johnston. . #poppy #pysanka #eggart

Seeing poppies in bloom reminds me of my grandparents' garden and makes me miss them even more . Pysanka credit goes to my talented mother Irene Chromej-Johnston.

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