Now Available at Tarpley, Thompson & Company

One of my fondest memories of childhood visits to Colonial Williamsburg was visiting the gardens in Spring, especially when the tulips were in bloom. Did you know that the tulip symbolizes grace and elegance?

Woman in blue dress wearing stainless steel tulip necklace, holding a bouquet of tulips

This design, along with 3 others that I designed exclusively for Colonial Williamsburg, can now be found at Tarpley, Thompson & Company on Duke of Gloucester Street. It can also be found at Brick & Vine in Merchants Square and online.

Now Available at the Detroit Zoo

Did you know that flamingos are pink as a result of their diet high in beta carotene?

They are one of my favorite animals so I’m thrilled to announce that my handmade flamingo necklace can now be found at the Detroit Zoo! 

Detroit Zoo
8450 W. 10 Mile Road, Royal Oak, MI 48067
https://detroitzoo.org/

Now Open – Brick & Vine

Brick & Vine, the new flagship store of Colonial Williamsburg, opens today at the Shops of Colonial Williamsburg in Merchants Square. Their grand opening is at 1:30pm today.

This comes just in time for Mother’s Day – find a selection of thoughtful gifts, including the necklaces I designed exclusively for them, at Brick & Vine in person or online (links below).

Pineapple: https://shop.colonialwilliamsburg.com/melissa-lew-pineapple-stainless-steel-necklace/

Scallop Shell: https://shop.colonialwilliamsburg.com/melissa-lew-scalloped-shell-stainless-steel-necklace/

Tulip: https://shop.colonialwilliamsburg.com/melissa-lew-tulip-stainless-steel-necklace/

Magnolia: https://shop.colonialwilliamsburg.com/melissa-lew-magnolia-blossom-stainless-steel-necklace/

Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

American born with Asian roots, I’m so excited to share my culture with you during Asian Pacific American Heritage Month (follow me on Instagram – @mlewjewelry). I’m proud that my work is available at museums like the Japanese American National Museum Store, including these pieces for their Mon pendant collection.

Bamboo crane, dragonfly, and cherry blossom necklaces

While the museum has reopened with limited hours, the onsite gift shop has remained closed for now. Orders can still be placed through their website (for shipping or onsite pickup).

https://janmstore.com/

Now Available at Pella Historical Museum

It’s almost Tulip Time at Pella Historical Museum! Experience Dutch American Heritage and an explosion of color at their upcoming annual Tulip Time Festival on May 6-8th (see their website for more details).

My handmade eco friendly tulip necklace will also be available for purchase in their gift shop. What a fun way to celebrate Spring and all things Dutch!

Pella Historical Museum
507 Franklin St. Pella, Iowa 50219
https://www.pellahistorical.org/

Now Available at the Milwaukee County Zoo

I’m happy to announce that my handmade elephant and flamingo necklaces can now be found at the Milwaukee County Zoo. Conservation is one of their top priorities (and a cause near and dear to my heart), so I’m thrilled to have my eco-friendly pieces available here!

Milwaukee County Zoo
10001 W Bluemound Rd, Milwaukee, WI 53226
http://www.milwaukeezoo.org/

Now Available at Colonial Williamsburg

Inspired by Spring visits to Colonial Williamsburg, I created 4 stainless steel necklaces that celebrate the beauty of the gardens and decor. They make thoughtful gifts and are a way to keep the memories of your visit (or favorite flower) close to your heart. They are now available online and will be available at the new Brick and Vine shop when they open later this Spring in Merchant Square.

Pineapple: https://shop.colonialwilliamsburg.com/melissa-lew-pineapple-stainless-steel-necklace/

Scallop Shell: https://shop.colonialwilliamsburg.com/melissa-lew-scalloped-shell-stainless-steel-necklace/

Tulip: https://shop.colonialwilliamsburg.com/melissa-lew-tulip-stainless-steel-necklace/

Magnolia: https://shop.colonialwilliamsburg.com/melissa-lew-magnolia-blossom-stainless-steel-necklace/

Now Available at the Golden Spike Tower

Did you know that cranes are among the oldest living birds? And according to the National Audubon Society, the link between Sandhill Cranes and the Platte River is believed to date to the river’s origins some 10,000 to 12,000 years ago.

Every year from late February to early April, over 600,000 sandhill cranes come to the Platte River valley on their northward migration. What a sight!

Celebrate these beautiful, graceful birds with my crane necklace, now available at the Golden Spike Tower & Visitor Center.

Now Available at the Cincinnati Zoo

A little bit of Wednesday wisdom – Different is beautiful. 💕🦩 Keep this message close to your heart with my flamingo necklace, now available at the Cincinnati Zoo.
Rose gold glitter flamingo necklace made from bamboo and stainless steel