I asked Melanie a little bit about her handmade business:
"My little addiction is my little one-woman shop where I can sell my quality, handcrafted rings, earrings, necklaces and bracelets. I like to make simple, feminine designs with a hint of vintage elegance & a modern edge...hopefully offering a little something for everyone! Most of my designs feature high quality silver, some gold fill (more to come), brass, freshwater pearls & quality gemstones all at affordable prices."
1. eternity necklace // 2. little pearl necklace // 3. hammered initial ring // 4. stacking bump ring
And her dreams for it...
"My dream for myself & my shop is really to just continue being able to make & sell things that I love while taking care of my family. (My mom has been quadriplegic since late 2004 & I have been helping my dad care for her & my now 14yr old niece since the day Mom was injured & making/selling my jewelry has not only given my an incredible creative outlet, but also keeps me from feeling the need to get a job outside of the home. Win win!)"
Melanie is giving one reader a pair of her new Pebble Disc Studs. They're made entirely of argentium silver, a fine silver similar to sterling but more tarnish resistant. (gorgeous, right?)
and say hi to Melanie on twitter // facebook // etsy
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