Hi friends! Today I am excited to introduce you to one of my Creative Girl Crushes! Last summer I was hanging out at Collage Collage and fell in love with a necklace that Erin, the owner (another one of my Creative Girl Crushes) was wearing. It was brightly colored, hung on a necklace made out of recycled tshirt, had big, chunky, geometric beads and was a total statement necklace. I loved it. Usually my jewelry choices are more understated (I wear a lot of hand stamped jewelry) but this necklace was divine. This was the type of jewelry that creative gals wear!
I asked Erin where she got it and she told me about a local, Vancouver jewelry designer named Miko who owns Coral + Cloud. The moment I got home I looked up Miko’s shop and started
stalking following her on instagram.
Miko’s instagram feed makes me want to be a better photographer and to live in a whiter, brighter, more colorful world.
A world where craft supplies are always organized and french pastries are readily available.
A world where children are immaculately dressed, perfectly accessorized and keep their rooms tidy… ALWAYS!
A world where beautiful books, sparkling washi and stunning jewelry are plentiful.
Fast forward to a couple of months ago and Karen and I were getting ready for our Hello Creative Family photo shoot. Karen and I had spent the day working with our graphic designer, pulling together the color pallete for the site, discussing the pros and cons of a bunch of different hex colors and brainstorming the concept behind our upcoming photo shoot. I got home from the meeting, opened instagram and saw this:
Beautiful beads in shades of pink and aqua just like the shades that we had spend the day discussing. It was time to make my Creative Girl Crush known! Karen and I had to have matching Coral + Cloud necklaces for our photo shoot!
Miko was kind enough to whip us up two of her pink, blue and grey ombre necklaces with just a few day’s notice. And Karen and I wore them in our photo shoot!
I love Miko’s jewelry so much, and wanted to know more about her and her creative process. Miko was kind enough to answer a few questions about creativity for me to share here on the site.
HCF: Do you have any rituals that get you in the creative mood?
So… Do you have a Creative Girl Crush yet?
Miko is giving away a Coral + Cloud Necklace like the one Karen and I have, to one of our readers! Visit the Coral + Cloud Etsy Shop, tell us your favorite piece of jewelry and enter below!
Contest open to residents of Canada and the United States.