west elm Pop Up

Celebrate the cherry blossom season in style with my cherry blossom themed pop up at west elm Mosaic on Sunday, April 7th!

Each necklace comes with a card and envelope for easy gifting and are wonderful reminders to live life in full bloom.

Art Blooms at Mosaic District is just a block away in Strawberry Park – lots of fun for everyone!

Event Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/2134248173352455/

National Cherry Blossom Festival

The National Cherry Blossom Festival’s Union Station pop up shop is now open! Stop by to pick up this season’s brochure for a list of events and more information about the festival. My 2019 cherry blossom necklace is also available at their kiosk – and with a new and improved chain!

Festival Headquarters at Union Station
50 Massachusetts Avenue, NE

March 20th – April 14th
Mon-Sat 10 AM – 7:30 PM
Sun 10 AM – 5:30 PM

west elm Pop Up

Celebrate Spring (it’s just around the corner!) and the upcoming cherry blossom season with my new botanically inspired designs.

Stop by west elm Mosaic on March 9th or 10th to check out my new vibrant and eco-friendly designs; each necklace comes with a card and envelope for easy gifting and are wonderful reminders to live life in full bloom. Hope to see you there!

Event Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/675712082845254/

Jackson Galaxy’s Cat Camp

I’m very excited to announce that I will be a vendor at the Jackson Galaxy’s Cat Camp in New York City this coming June.

Ellen Carozza, known on Instagram as @thecatlvt, will be speaking about caring and saving critical neonates like Francis and Amos. The schedule can be found at http://www.catcampnyc.com/schedule.

I will have a selection of Francis and Benny necklaces available for sale to raise money for the Chris Griffey Memorial Feline Foundation and I’ll have a surprise announcement/launch on the first!

Event info: Jackson Galaxy’s Cat Camp 2019

Adventures in Iceland

I love the outdoors. I often find inspiration on my travels, especially in nature. And I have always wanted to see the Northern Lights.

So I booked a trip to Iceland!

I’m back and happy to say that it was an amazing week of hiking, beautiful snowy mountain tops, striking black beaches, and colorful, dancing Northern Lights. I’m so inspired by this trip and can’t wait to get back into the studio.

Here are some photos from my trip, including a couple of new designs!

For photos of my travels, studio/in-progress shots, and some sweet treats, please follow me on Instagram at @mlewjewelry.

KC Chinese New Year Family Day 2019

Celebrate Chinese New Year at The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts on Saturday, February 9th! This free annual event features a fun-filled day of family friendly events, including calligraphy demonstrations, lantern making, traditional Cantonese music demonstrations, and a Cantonese Lion Dance. For more information, please visit http://www.kennedy-center.org/calendar/event/ZTCNY.

Looking for meaningful gifts or wanting to celebrate in style? Stop by the Kennedy Center Gift Shop to find a selection of my Chinese New Year cards and necklaces!

Celebrate the Lunar New Year at the Wing Luke Museum

Photo Credit: Alan Alabastro Photography

Celebrate Lunar New Year with a day full of activities for the whole family at the Wing Luke Museum on Sat Feb 2! A Lion dance will bless The Wing with their vibrant and energetic spirit from 10 – 10:30 AM. Then take a passport journey through the Museum, create crafts with local artists, learn about the Asian zodiac with our stuffed animal petting zoo, and win prizes and more! Learn more: http://www.wingluke.org/single-exhibit/?mep_event=674

Lunar New Year Festival at USC Pacific Asia Museum

Celebrate Lunar New Year at the USC Pacific Asia Museum!

This free event is on Sunday, February 3rd and features a wide variety of performances from the traditional lion dance to a martial arts presentation to a variety of traditional and contemporary performances.

For more information, please visit https://pacificasiamuseum.usc.edu/calendar/details/?event-id=1525835.

Also, if you’re looking for meaningful gifts for the new year, please visit their gift store! They have a variety of gifts, including my handmade, eco-friendly necklaces.

Spring/Summer 2019 Catalog

It may be winter here, but my mind (and heart) is on Spring! With that being said, I’m very happy to announce that my Spring/Summer 2019 catalog is now available for download (click here)!

Designs are now sorted by 5 categories: celestial, fauna, floral, water, and Asian inspired.

New designs include:

  • celestial – crescent moon and stars, mountain and night sky
  • fauna – flamingo, hawk
  • floral – cherry blossom, monstera leaf, magnolia
  • water – sea turtle, wave
  • Asian inspired – dragon

I will be adding these to my online store soon! To find products locally, go to https://www.melissalew.com/find-retailer/.

Retailers: Please contact me for more information about carrying Melissa Lew jewelry. Thanks!

New Year, New Look

This week is an exciting week for me – Melissa Lew has a fresh new look! I’m so excited to share my new branding and felt that it was a great way to start the new year.

The new logo is bright and cheerful and is a reminder to live life in full bloom each and every day. I can’t wait to move forward with this refreshed brand as I feel that it better reflects what drives my brand – to inspire and motivate others. To bring others joy. To raise others up.

It’s more than just jewelry. It’s a celebration of beauty, strength, and life’s amazing moments. Good things do happen.

Here’s to an amazing 2019!