Melissa Dawn Designs

New York, United States

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Note from shop owner Hello all! I'm going on a hiatus for a few months due to some recent changes. Thank you for understanding! I hope to start back up again soon. In the mean time, feel free to check out my YouTube channel!

Note from shop owner

Last updated on Aug 4, 2022

Hello all! I'm going on a hiatus for a few months due to some recent changes. Thank you for understanding! I hope to start back up again soon. In the mean time, feel free to check out my YouTube channel!


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About MelissaDawnJewelry

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Melissa Dawn Designs

I’m obsessed with the idea that an object can be more than the sum of its parts. I take words from literature, video games, and pop culture and turn them into pieces of wearable art. The words become part of the piece and turn it into a talisman, hopefully giving the wearer a little boost through the day.

I primarily work in silver and bronze metal clay, which I craft by hand—carving, hammering, soldering, and polishing—until each piece tells a vivid story. I started my journey in order to bring to life some of the beautiful images I saw in books; each piece a reminder of a passage. Some are chosen for their meaning, like the fox from The Little Prince. Some are chosen because the imagery is lovely, like pomegranates from the myth of Persephone. Like all literary mediums, the more you pay attention to the detail and subtle beauty, the more enjoyable each piece will become.

I believe that intentionality is everything and that good thoughts will create good actions. By creating jewelry imbued with words of friends, love, and humor, I try to make the world a little more beautiful.

Shop members

  • Lyssa

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Photography, And Shipping, And Customer Service, And Dog-cuddler.

    I discovered my love of jewelry during college, and have been teaching myself the art of metalsmithing ever since. I work primarily in silver and bronze metal clay.

Shop policies

Last updated on May 9, 2022
I'm Lyssa, the one-woman show of Melissa Dawn Designs. I work with silver, bronze, and gold to create the perfect pieces to tell your story every day. Each piece is individually hand crafted by me.

All pieces ship from a smoke-free, cat-free house. When your purchase is completed, I make, package, and mail the item.

Pieces are shipped in a bow-tied box and 100% recycled content bubble mailer via USPS First Class with tracking.

If you have any question about the items in my shop, feel free to Convo me, and I will respond within a day.

Accepted payment methods

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Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits

Returns & exchanges

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Cancellations: not accepted

Please contact the seller if you have any problems with your order.


Payments are accepted via Paypal and Etsy Direct Checkout.

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Non-payment after 10 days will result in cancellation of the transaction.

Purchases in New York are subject to a 8.8% sales tax.


Many pieces are made to order, so please allow up to 3 business days before I send your jewelry. For more detailed pieces, it can take a little longer, so please check the listing for estimated times. I send out Convos with estimated shipping dates as soon as I can after your order is processed! If there are any delays (such as national holidays I forget about) I will keep you updated on your package.

I mail on weekdays after payments have cleared. All pieces are shipped USPS First Class which usually takes about 3 days in the US. All First Class Packages come with insurance and a tracking number.

International orders can take a few weeks, depending on customs, but international buyers, especially in Europe, have reported very good shipping times, typically a week.

Additional policies and FAQs

All designs are © Melissa Fineman. Feel free to Pin them, Clip them to Polyvore, or share them on social media, but please make sure you CREDIT or TAG Melissa Dawn Designs. Thank you for loving my work!
I am able to wholesale certain items! Please Convo me for wholesale pricing and minimum orders. Thank you!