My next collection is inspired by Mermaids. I first fell in love with Mermaids when I saw Splash with Tom Hanks and Daryl Hanna. I fell in love with the idea of spending my days swimming underwater with no clothes. I was enthralled with Daryl Hanna's sparkly tale, and Barbie blond tresses. My obsession was fueled by Disney's reinterpretation of Hans Christian Anderson's fairytale The Little Mermaid. I vividly remember dreaming up actual ways I could become a real mermaid.
In my thirties now, I no longer believe in Mermaids....not really...most of the time. However, I treasure the childlike wonder that allowed me to believe that I could become a mermaid if I just came up with a plan. This collection is dedicated to the child dreamer in all of us who believe that anything is possible.
Maryanna Donnelly is a California native and has been an artist and designer since she was a young girl. Her experiences living in Europe and traveling throughout southeast Asia have deeply impacted her world view, and thus her jewelry designs. Her experience teaching in South Los Angeles also served as food for her artistic story. Maryanna believes that a persons story is the most important thing one can offer, and strives to make her jewelry serve as protection for each unique individuals journey. " I have taken bits and pieces of the people, culture, and stories I have witnessed in my life and created Marylambb. My jewelry is literally a work of love, born of my dreams, conceived of my mind, and finally made with my hands. I believe that times are changing, and that style has become a vital way to express ones individuality and beliefs." Maryanna currently lives and works in Los Angeles, California.
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