Idaho State Museum – Free Download

Inspired by the spectacular glass dome at the Idaho State Museum, I created a free downloadable coloring book page (see below). Do they look like scales or flower petals to you?

Idaho State Museum Coloring Book Page

Opened in 1910, this stained glass dome was in the center of the Owyhee hotel’s lobby.  The Boise newspaper proclaimed that the Owyhee was the “handsomest hotel in the West.” When the Owyhee underwent renovations in the 1970s, its owners donated the dome to the Idaho State Historical Society. Today, it can be seen in the Idaho State Museum.

Now Available at Utah’s Hogle Zoo

My handcrafted eco-friendly flamingo and elephant necklaces can now be found at the Utah’s Hogle Zoo!

The zoo has reopened with changes made to keep visitors, staff, and animals safe. These changes include timed tickets, special hours, mandatory face coverings, and some closed exhibits. For current information, please visit https://www.hoglezoo.org/zoos-open/

Now Available at the Pittsburgh Zoo

Melissa Lew jewelry is now available at the Pittsburgh Zoo!

They have reopened with the following changes in place:

  • Mobile food ordering
  • Closure of playground areas
  • No tram service
  • Limited capacity within the park
  • Social distancing markers throughout the park
  • Installed plexiglass barriers throughout the park
  • Closure of log ride
  • Closure of zip line
  • Single queuing lines

For tickets and the most up to date information, please visit https://www.pittsburghzoo.org/timed-tickets/.

Now Available at the Denver Zoo

My handcrafted eco-friendly flamingo and elephant necklaces can now be found at the Denver Zoo! 

They have reopened and have made changes to make the experience safer for staff, visitors, and animals.

Want to support their important work, but can’t visit? Please visit https://denverzoo.org/support/ to see how you can help!

Now Available at the Dallas Zoo

As someone who loves animals, I’m so excited that my jewelry is now available in a number of zoos across the country, including the Dallas Zoo!

They are open, but as of today are returning to their initial level of reopening activities. This includes ticket reservations, social distancing via new traffic flows, and outdoor kiosks near the gift shop. For more information, please visit https://www.dallaszoo.com/reopen/.

Happy World Sea Turtle Day!

The ocean is always calling. Even as a child, I had a love for sea life, especially sea turtles and dolphins. 

So that’s what makes this announcement extra special for me. You can now find my sea turtle necklaces at the Bald Head Island Conservancy in North Carolina!

I love and believe in the mission of the BHI Conservancy – inspiring people to be better stewards of beautiful coastal environments, ensuring conservation for future generations. Gift shop purchases support conservancy, education, and their sea turtle protection programs.

How are you celebrating World Sea Turtle Day?

Now Available at the Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center

If you find yourself in the Yellowstone area, make sure you stop by the Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center. They’re a not-for-profit wildlife park and educational facility who is committed to the conservation of habitat and wild species in the Yellowstone ecosystem.

It was an honor to work on a number of custom designs for them, inspired by their resident bears, wolves, eagles, and river otters!

Painting a wolf necklace with a eagle necklace in the background