Cara-mel

Handmade Jewellery

BANGLES
BANGLES
How to order your customised piece Perhaps you’ve seen something on a movie, or want to order something with a sentimental meaning. Maybe you need jewellery to match an outfit, or for a special occasion. I love the challenge of interpreting your idea into a hand-crafted piece just for you. Send me some details (pictures of what you’d like / colour preference/ your budget) and I’ll send you an estimate (cost and time). Please be realistic with your budget (you can’t expect to pay R20 for an item where the material costs more than that and takes me 3 hours to make). I cannot replicate an item – I will use your picture as an idea and my intuition to create something similar. I will usually need a week or 2 to work on an item (unless the creative juices kick in immediately and I have lots of free time) Please bear in mind I work a full day job and work evenings on other projects. Email me on melanie@cara-mel.co.za for quotes or orders.
EARINGS
EARINGS
How to order your customised piece Perhaps you’ve seen something on a movie, or want to order something with a sentimental meaning. Maybe you need jewellery to match an outfit, or for a special occasion. I love the challenge of interpreting your idea into a hand-crafted piece just for you. Send me some details (pictures of what you’d like / colour preference/ your budget) and I’ll send you an estimate (cost and time). Please be realistic with your budget (you can’t expect to pay R20 for an item where the material costs more than that and takes me 3 hours to make). I cannot replicate an item – I will use your picture as an idea and my intuition to create something similar. I will usually need a week or 2 to work on an item (unless the creative juices kick in immediately and I have lots of free time) Please bear in mind I work a full day job and work evenings on other projects. Email me on melanie@cara-mel.co.za for quotes or orders.
NECKLACES
NECKLACES
How to order your customised piece Perhaps you’ve seen something on a movie, or want to order something with a sentimental meaning. Maybe you need jewellery to match an outfit, or for a special occasion. I love the challenge of interpreting your idea into a hand-crafted piece just for you. Send me some details (pictures of what you’d like / colour preference/ your budget) and I’ll send you an estimate (cost and time). Please be realistic with your budget (you can’t expect to pay R20 for an item where the material costs more than that and takes me 3 hours to make). I cannot replicate an item – I will use your picture as an idea and my intuition to create something similar. I will usually need a week or 2 to work on an item (unless the creative juices kick in immediately and I have lots of free time) Please bear in mind I work a full day job and work evenings on other projects. Email me on melanie@cara-mel.co.za for quotes or orders.
BAREFUL SANDALS
BAREFUL SANDALS
How to order your customised piece Perhaps you’ve seen something on a movie, or want to order something with a sentimental meaning. Maybe you need jewellery to match an outfit, or for a special occasion. I love the challenge of interpreting your idea into a hand-crafted piece just for you. Send me some details (pictures of what you’d like / colour preference/ your budget) and I’ll send you an estimate (cost and time). Please be realistic with your budget (you can’t expect to pay R20 for an item where the material costs more than that and takes me 3 hours to make). I cannot replicate an item – I will use your picture as an idea and my intuition to create something similar. I will usually need a week or 2 to work on an item (unless the creative juices kick in immediately and I have lots of free time) Please bear in mind I work a full day job and work evenings on other projects. Email me on melanie@cara-mel.co.za for quotes or orders.
HAIR ACCESSORIES
HAIR ACCESSORIES
How to order your customised piece Perhaps you’ve seen something on a movie, or want to order something with a sentimental meaning. Maybe you need jewellery to match an outfit, or for a special occasion. I love the challenge of interpreting your idea into a hand-crafted piece just for you. Send me some details (pictures of what you’d like / colour preference/ your budget) and I’ll send you an estimate (cost and time). Please be realistic with your budget (you can’t expect to pay R20 for an item where the material costs more than that and takes me 3 hours to make). I cannot replicate an item – I will use your picture as an idea and my intuition to create something similar. I will usually need a week or 2 to work on an item (unless the creative juices kick in immediately and I have lots of free time) Please bear in mind I work a full day job and work evenings on other projects. Email me on melanie@cara-mel.co.za for quotes or orders.
CLASSES
CLASSES
I can do classes by arrangement (weekends only as I work during the week). Prices worked out according to area and class structure/ items to be made etc. Gauteng area.
Dream Catchers
Dream Catchers

Good dreams are sure to come along if you hang a dream catcher above your bed. In Native American culture, dream catchers are handmade crafts that consist of a round hoop (often made of willow wood) woven with a loose web of yarn and decorated with beads and feathers hanging below the hoop.

Dream catchers got their start in the Ojibwa (Chippewa) Nation. Over time, though, they caught on with most other Native American peoples. Today, they often serve as a symbol of Native American culture in general.

Dream catchers were hung above the beds of sleeping children to protect them from bad dreams and evil spirits. Legends held that the spider web design of the dream catcher would allow good dreams to pass through and float down the hanging beads and feathers to sleeping children.

Bad dreams, however, would be caught in the web. As the first rays of the morning light hit the dream catcher, the bad dreams would disappear. Children sleeping under a dream catcher would thus be protected from nightmares.