Kennedy Center – Featured Designer

“This time of year, Washington comes alive with pink cherry blossoms. It’s a gentle reminder that in the hustle and bustle of political and performative life, Mother Nature marches to the tune of her own drummer.  The same can be said of Melissa Lew…” [Read more]

Mandala Coloring Pages – Free Downloads

Inspired by a few of my favorite things, I created 3 mandalas that are meant to calm and bring joy during these stressful times. I hope you enjoy these downloadable coloring pages! Please tag me on Instagram (@mlewjewelry) so I can see the final products!

Download Cherry Blossom Mandala – Inspired by my favorite time of year

Download Sand Dollar and Oyster Shell Mandala – Inspired by visits to Cape Charles, Virginia

Download Sea Shell and Waves Mandala – Inspired by my love of oceans


I would be remiss to not mention the current pandemic – I hope this finds you well and healthy and I encourage you to stay home to help flatten the curve.

The cherry blossoms around the Tidal Basin are in full bloom right now. You can still celebrate the blooming season, but from the comfort of home! The #BloomCam can now be viewed at

Now Available at the Kennedy Center

Cherry blossom season is just around the corner! And my new triple blossom necklaces are now available at the The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts gift shop (on location and online).

Peak Bloom Announced

Peak bloom for the cherry blossoms at the Tidal Basin will start between March 27 – March 30, 2020!

For full details of events, please visit

Melissa Lew jewelry can also be found at the festival headquarters at Union Station for the duration of the festival.

National Cherry Blossom Festival Headquarters
Union Station
50 Massachusetts Ave NE,
Washington, DC 20002

Now Available at the Japanese American National Museum

Melissa Lew jewelry is now available in the heart of Little Tokyo in Downtown Los Angeles!

The Japanese American National Museum is the largest museum in the United States dedicated to sharing the experience of Americans of Japanese ancestry. Its mission is to promote understanding and appreciation of America’s ethnic and cultural diversity by sharing the Japanese American experience. Purchases at their gift shop support the mission and projects at the museum.

Japanese American National Museum
100 N Central Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90012

Now Available at Cityology

Melissa Lew jewelry is now available at Cityology in Long Beach, California! For a wonderful selection of handmade gifts, please visit them if you’re local or happen to be in town.

4718 E 2nd St
Long Beach, CA 90803

Happy Lunar New Year!

Happy Lunar New Year! I hope your year of the golden rat is full of happiness and joy.

If you’re in New York City, celebrate the Lunar New Year on February 1st at Asia Society’s Moon over Manhattan celebration. Looking for gifts? I have a selection of my auspicious jewelry and cards available at AsiaStore at Asia Society.

In DC? The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts will be celebrating the Lunar New Year through February 2nd. You must stop by and see the lanterns lit up at night. The Kennedy Center gift shop also carries a selection of my cards and jewelry, including my new double happiness necklace.

In Los Angeles or Pasadena? The USC Pacific Asia Museum‘s new year celebration goes until 5pm today. So much fun – from art activities to performances to food – stop by and check them out! Their gift shop also has a wonderful selection of Lunar New Year gifts, including my double happiness, joy, and lucky knot necklaces.

Happy New Year!

May all your wishes and dreams come true this year – Happy New Year!

In celebration of the new year, please see below for my downloadable 2020 calendar, inspired by the Pantone color of the year (classic blue) and my love of nature. I hope you fill this calendar with great moments and wins this year – please feel free to share with others.

Download: 2020 Calendar


The Temps at LA Mart

Museum Store Association Gallery, Table O

Located on the first floor of LA Mart, the Temporaries offer a bright and welcoming location where you can find a variety of gift items, home decor, fashion accessories, and more for your gift shop or boutique.

I will be participating in the MSA Gallery at Table O and will be showcasing my eco-friendly, gift ready necklaces, including my new 2020 designs. The current catalog can be found here.

More information:

Hope to see you there! Please feel free to reach out to me if you have any questions prior to the event.

New Designs for 2020: