I am so excited about featuring Mapleton Drive today, that I can’t even wait to show you these creative and beautiful pieces! Go ahead! Take a look and get excited, too!
Kelly Wheat is the woman with the vision behind Mapleton Drive. With a background in the talent business and penchant for devouring fashion magazines, Kelly started creating her own jewelry pieces. That’s right – jewelry! Kelly’s decorative boxes are what brought me to Mapleton Drive, but then I realized that her awesome sense of style extends into beautiful necklaces, earrings, bracelets, and even hair accessories!
Isn’t everything amazing? I love Kelly’s use of natural elements juxtaposed with bright colors. So feminine, yet edgy.
I asked Kelly a few questions, and here’s what she had to say:
Pursuing Vintage: How did you get started creating such beautiful things?
Kelly Wheat: I started a year ago with my Etsy site, selling jewelry. Pushed by family and friends…. almost a dare really.
Pursuing Vintage: How did you bridge that into decor?
Kelly Wheat: I am addicted to fashion mags and have spent thousands of hours (and probably dollars) to reach the following conclusion: fashion, jewelry and home decor are all interconnected. Home decor trends start on the runway. It shares or even steals ideas, textures and fabrics from the fashion world. Here is an example. One day I just followed my creative fashion sense with a goal of creating something functional and cool to hide those ugly remote controls piled upon my coffee table. My solution: a decorative lacquer box with a natural flair. Bye Bye clickers!
Pursuing Vintage: What a great solution! So, I have to ask – why geodes?
Kelly Wheat: I love all elements of nature. Rocks and shells fascinate me by their beauty… I love them!
Here is Kelly’s remote box. Stunning!
Are you smitten with Kelly and Mapleton Drive? I know I am! I think I’ll be hinting to my husband that he can start Christmas shopping for me here (Honey, that’s your hint– just click on any photo above and order it for me!).
Now run on over to Mapleton Drive on Etsy and see all of the great jewelry and decor!~Kristen