November FOBL Artist Showcase


Melody Erickson Designs

Melody Erickson brings her design talents to The Brentwood Library artist showcase this month. Specializing in apparel and jewelry, Erickson’s designs are made to “Show off the real you,” and incite compassion for the environment and the animals who provide the materials.


What makes Melody Erickson Designs compassionate is a great story. It all started when Erickson took scraps of leather from a shoe factory she used to work for. The discarded leather was set to be thrown out, likely dumped in a landfill. Melody rescued these scraps and has transformed them into a variety of accessories. Today, ME Designs prides itself on using every piece of fabric possible. Once a piece is made, smaller scraps are then used to create jewelry and other small accessories.

“I want to honor the spirit of the animals who ‘donated’
the materials for the pieces I create.”

If that wasn’t enough awesome uniqueness, Melody also “sources” guitar strings from a local music store for necklaces, bags, and other items she creates. As Erickson put it, you never know whose guitar that string may have came from. How can you not love Music City?

Learn more about Melody Erickson Designs at

Presented by Friends of The Brentwood Library:

Each month, The Brentwood Library hosts two local artists on the Friends of the Brentwood Library (FOBL) Gallery Wall and Showcase Display. The next time you pay us a visit, take a few extra moments to pause and savor these artists’ creations.