Welcome to Ditty Drops Blog, I'm Meredith Schwab owner and designer. Ditty Drops Design was formed in 2011 with the vision of bringing my passion for design, fine art, and fashion into the everyday lives of people throughout the world. The Ditty Drops jewelry collections are wearable pieces of art, some are bold statement pieces, others subtle everyday pieces, but each design strives to welcome art into the everyday realm, unintimidatingly and beautifully.
inspiration for Ditty Drops was the direct result of two amazing fateful
moments in my life, one being an impulsive move to Berlin, Germany in
the Fall of 2010, and the second being the chance meeting of the love of
my life in a hostel my first week in Berlin. I gave three months to
Berlin, painting and drawing frantically, sneaking some graffiti (when
in Rome), hanging out in lots of pop up cafes and bars, shopping some
amazing thrift.... some AMAZING thrift, and all the while missing Tom.
in New York, I continued with the body of work I had started in Berlin
(you can see some of that work here: www.meredithkschwab.com) but I
needed a 'real job'. I began working for a fashion designer, having a
spattering of responsibilities mostly heading up his brands social
networking. This extraordinary opportunity gave me an alternative view
to living creatively that I could never have gotten in the fine art
world, I was inspired. My thoughts swam back to the geometric perspex
jewelry in Berlin that was inspiring my current paintings and
drawings... why couldn't I make jewelry? Well the answer was... I could.
was to start an online business, one that would allow me to continue to
create and thrive artistically, and would also allow me to be free to
travel the world. Through Etsy I am able to have all my loves in my
life, Tom, Art, and traveling.
At the moment I am in New York
running Ditty Drops, participating in markets and fairs regularly. Tom
and I are traveling to Italy in August for two weeks, Rome and Sardinia
(ro-man-tic!), and I am hoping to have an extended stay of a month or so
in Amsterdam before returning to England in the Fall.