Thank you Melanie!!

Who says you can’t make real friends on Facebook!  I’ve certainly have made a few.  One of these is a great lady named Melanie.

Earrings for Melanie

Earrings for Melanie

As I mentioned in an earlier post, we have a little land in upstate NY where we hope to build a home someday. It has nothing on it but meadow, trees and a beautiful stream. Progress is slow and money is tight so anything we can do to move things along feels like we’re getting closer.

Our beautiful piece of the earth with no driveway, electric, septic,well or house

Our beautiful piece of the earth with no driveway, electric, septic,well or house

On a recent visit to our lot we were wonderfully surprised by a visit from Melanie, a fascinating lady I had come to know through Facebook.  Our initial contact was through a phone call to her regarding our concerns about fracking in NY.   We found her on Facebook and she’s not far from out lot!!!

Not only did she stop by our camper unexpectedly when we went camping, she took some chairs out of her car and hung out with us.  That was truly awesome!  We had no address, no house, nothing!  She must have had some psychic connection, homing device, or something 🙂

I realize this post is longer than I usually write so I’ll try and wrap it up.

We recently had the Dept of Highways build an entrance for a driveway on our land so we can drive our camper up the top of the hill.  Because we actually live over 250 miles away, we couldn’t run up there to check it out.  I asked Melanie to please look at it and take photos if she was driving through the area.  She did, and we are overwhelmed with gratitude 😀

The "driveway" entrance

The “driveway” entrance

Not knowing how else to thank her, I made her the silver earrings at the top of this page.  I liked them so much I made a similar pair for myself (or for sale, haven’t decided yet).

Another pair of silver earring for me or for sale

Another pair of silver earring for me or for sale

About zoraidabros

I'm Zoraida and I design and create handmade, one of a kind jewelry. My work is inspired by the art of ancient world cultures that have endured the shifting trends of fashion. I prefer to work in copper and semi precious gemstones but also appreciate fine lamp work beads, wood and other artistically crafted materials. Please visit my studio at and my website at
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17 Responses to Thank you Melanie!!

  1. Shinrin Art says:

    Great story and great post! The earrings are beautiful! Actually, it’s 272 miles, 7hr drive with the RV 😉

  2. Barbara Colberg says:

    What a great story!!! It truly is a small world, isn’t it? Your site is gorgeous. My husband and I recently moved back to NJ from living in NE Pa for 15 years. It is so beautiful up there. We came back because I have a granddaughter now and now that we are older I wanted to be close to my son. But who knows what tomorrow will bring, so now we’re torn whether we should move back to Pa or stay in NJ? Go figure.
    Your earrings are gorgeous, as usual!!!!

    • zoraidabros says:

      Thanks so much for the compliments, Barbara. It must be awful to have to make a choice like that. I’m lucky not to be in that situation, my daughter lives at home with us. Good luck with whatever you do and wherever you live. I’m sure all will turn out well eventually 🙂

  3. Diane says:

    Fabulous story. You may like mine that is a bit similar. I belong to a disabled artist group online. A woman named Jenny and I had messaged in the group a couple of times. Then when we had an art challenge, we were partners. Now she is one of my very closest closest friends. It turned out that we had way more in common than our disability and art. We either talk on the phone or text every single day. I can talk to her about things that I don’t feel comfortable talking about with anyone else. She lives a 7 hours drive away from me. I am very excited that in 2 1/2 weeks I am going to visit her!! We also plan on collaborating on jewelry pieces in the near future. Yes, it is true that you can make real friends online!

  4. Diane says:

    oh, and I love the earrings too!

  5. zoraidabros says:

    Thank you, Diane 😀

  6. zoraidabros says:

    That is wonderful, Diane!! It’s really great to finally meet someone you’ve “known” online for a while. I’m sure you will have a wonderful time getting together in person, like kindred souls reuniting. Let me know how it goes 😀

  7. Diane Smith says:

    Zoraida ~ What a great story! Your property is gorgeous & now you already have a friendly neighbor! All thanks to Facebook! That’s great! You are such a generous soul & your earrings as a ‘thank you’ are beautiful! You & Melanie are both blessed! My fingers are crossed that both of you will be able to keep fracking far away!

  8. zoraidabros says:

    Thanks so much, Diane. I’ve met some great people like you on Facebook after all.

  9. Catherine owensby says:

    Beautiful area and earrings. Thank you for sharing!

  10. zoraidabros says:

    Thank you Catherine 🙂

  11. Maureen says:

    Thank you for sharing such a lovely part of life . You sound very happy i wish you lots of love. Earrings are beautifull too.

  12. zoraidabros says:

    Thank you for the comment and the compliments, Maureen 😀

  13. donnaellisart says:

    what a cool story! great earrings, too!

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