Melani Wilson Designs started as a jewelry design business 9 years ago. I started making earrings for family and friends and one thing led to another and I found myself managing 5 part time employees and not having the time to do the fun parts of my business. Web orders led to despair instead of excitement. Making the same product over and over was sucking out my soul. So, I took a brief hiatus and regrouped. I found that I still really do enjoy making and designing jewelry. When I see someone wearing one of my designs, I am proud and happy that someone else appreciates my work.
Talking me out of my hiatus was a wonderful customer who wanted 23 necklaces. How could I turn that order down? Then I decided to participate in the Leland Art Fair again with my cousin. Now, I’m making orders as they come in and making items for my own use–be it gifts or donations or to wear myself!
Here are some of my latest creations: