Victura Park at the REACH x Kennedy Center Pop Up

Looking forward to (safely) meeting everyone! I’ll be at The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts today (until 6pm) with a selection of my gift ready, eco-friendly jewelry – including some DC favorites (cherry blossoms and pandas).

Hope Blooms Here – The 2021 Pantone Colors of the Year

Just announced – the 2021 Pantone colors of the year are PANTONE 17-5104 Ultimate Gray + PANTONE 13-0647 Illuminating.

“A message of happiness supported by fortitude, the combination of PANTONE 17-5104 Ultimate Gray + PANTONE 13-0647 Illuminating is aspirational and gives us hope. We need to feel that everything is going to get brighter – this is essential to the human spirit.” (read more…)

Want cheerful office art? I created an 8″x8″ print in honor of these colors – click here to download. I hope it brings you joy and is a reminder of hope for this coming year. Please share with others!

Hope Blooms Here Print with moon and flowers in yellow and grey


DCFempreneur Holiday Party

This coming Sunday, I will be participating in the virtual DCFempreneur community holiday party with a selection of designs ready for immediate shipment. Meet other local entrepreneurs, make some connections, and have a lot of fun and some laughter along the way.

Event info:

Holiday Order Deadline

To receive your order before Christmas, please place your order on or before December 10, 2020. Thank you!

Photo of necklace and card being placed in envelope - gift ready gifts!

Museum Store Sunday

Museums are vital for the communities they serve – they provide access and foster appreciation and knowledge of the arts, nature, science, history, and so much more. They spark the imagination and inspire many to pursue their dreams. Today is #MuseumStoreSunday! If you’re looking for unique gifts (many are even exclusive to the institution) that are highly curated and mission specific, please keep your local museums in mind. Now, more than ever, they can use your support. As a child, I dreamed of someday having my art in a museum. And now it is! You can find my work at a number of museums across the country, including The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, AsiaStore at Asia Society, the Japanese American National Museum, and the USC Pacific Asia Museum. Happy shopping and thank you for supporting their work!

Small Business Saturday

Happy Small Business Saturday! Thank you for shopping small this holiday season. When you purchase a Melissa Lew piece, an actual person does a little happy dance. And that person is me!

Each handcrafted necklace is designed, made, and packaged by me in my studio in South Riding, Virginia. They come with meaningful cards and enclosures for easy gifting and there are a variety of messages to help you find the right words.

If you need help picking out a gift, please let me know. I’d love to help!

Now Available at the International Wolf Center

Conservation is a cause near and dear to my heart. That’s why I’m thrilled today to announce that you can find my new wolf design at the International Wolf Center in Ely, Minnesota. Purchases help support their mission of advancing the survival of wolf populations by education.

Visit them online at

Photos of wolf necklaces being made with the card Adventure is Calling.

“Fempreneur Shop Small” Gift Guide

The “Fempreneur Shop Small” Gift Guide is a compilation of 50 independent makers, producers, and woman-owned small businesses in the metropolitan Washington, DC area. It’s an honor to be included in this list! Please visit the link below for some wonderful, local options for the holiday season.

Visit the Fempreneur Shop Small Gift Guide.