Unique Jewelry and Curated Home Design

Denver, Colorado
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Melinda Malamoco

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Melinda Malamoco


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About TrueNorthByMelinda

Sales 1,474
On Etsy since 2016

True North by Melinda is a curated collection of jewelry and designs for the home, items that are unique, elegant and just a bit quirky.

Are you thoughtful and deliberate in choosing your accessories?
Do you enjoy elegant accessories, but appreciate value?
Do you like unique accessories for you and your home?

Then True North by Melinda is the place for you! I offer a range of products to suit a variety of budgets.

Why True North by Melinda? True North speaks of centeredness and groundedness, a sense of precise direction and focus in our core. For me it means home, security and open arms at the end of the journey. It also means life is a journey and enjoying the ride as well as coming home.

True North Jewelry:
Etsy is full of items designed for unique individuals. I hope that you will find True North by Melinda to be inspiring for both your everyday life and your special occasions. I love to design fun pieces for myself, and you can now benefit as well! I know that Etsy shoppers are well researched, inspired and Pinterest-savvy. It is my hope that the products at True North by Melinda reflect you as unique individuals and enable you to show your style everyday! Even Etsy shoppers on a budget can find unique items that show your attention to detail and style.

I only want the best in products I make for myself, so I use the finest materials - an array of the highest quality semi-precious gemstones, glass in gold plate or fill, pearls, sterling silver, sterling silver fill, jewelers grade brass and 14k gold fill. I use vintage stamps & maps that are set in sterling silver and covered with jewelers resin.

I work hard to purchase my materials from US manufacturers as my primary source, venturing out into the rest of the world only as required. For example, all of my brass stampings – even those gold & silver plated – come from US manufacturers. My stones come from all over the world – as close to the mining communities as possible. If you have questions, please feel free to ask!

I never use anything with lead, nickel, cadmium or any other harmful metal. I use quality materials to ensure that your bracelets will last for years with proper care!

True North Curated Finds:

I am always looking for the perfect gift, bet it hostess, birthday, wedding or just because. I love Vintage Silverplate & Sterling Silver, items that are hand crafted and made to last, even while showing the hallmarks of their use. I carefully select fine example and either handstamp or offer them in sets for individual style!

As I uncover other treasures that make my heart sing, I will curate them for you here as well!

True North Home Design:

All the photos in our shop are available in various sizes. Some can be printed larger than others - it depends on the resolution of the individual print, as to how large it can go and still be of good quality.

Please do keep in mind that every computer monitor displays colors a bit differently, so I cannot guarantee the exact color you see. Also keep in mind that if you chose sizes like 5x7 or 8x10 (although standard in the framing world, are less standard in the photography world), it may impact the overall composition of the picture, it will be slightly different than what you see here.

In any case, ask all questions you need to do about your purchase, it will be my pleasure to assist you on the front-end of the process. It saves time later on :)

All digital download photos are final sales.
All custom orders are final sales also.
Thank you for your support!

Graphic Design
All graphic designs are my own. I love word art and quotes and have been making them for digital scrapbooks for years. If you like a quote, but would like a different color background, please contact me. I aim to please!

Watercolor maps are used under the Creative Commons License from Staman Designs. They are edited by me using Adobe Photoshop for color or content.

All designs are digital downloads.

Shop members

  • Melinda

    Owner, Creator, Photographer

    I have long had the hobbies of jewelry making, photography, and creative word art - all while being a wife and holding down a full time job. Busy but I love it!

Production partners

  • Art of Where

    Montreal, QC

    Art of Where has a team of employees that print, cut, sew, and package your order from start to finish in our production studio in Montreal, Canada. Our employees are paid a fair wage, above minimum wage to start, and all breaks are paid.

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Last updated on May 11, 2022
Frequently asked questions
Custom and personalized orders

Can you personalize the back of my charm?
Usually, but not at the current price of the item. Gold filled items cannot be personalized on the back.

Stamping on the back of an item might sound simple, however, it requires a thicker piece of silver and double the amount of time in fabrication and in finishing. The additional cost typically doubles the price of a personalized item. If you are interested, please contact me for a price quote and timeline.

Care instructions

General Care of Jewelry
I do not recommend sleeping, showering, bathing, swimming, or exercising while wearing your jewelry. Please note that sterling silver components will tarnish over time. If not worn over a period of weeks the jewelry will need to be cleaned. Sterling silver can be shined easily with a polishing cloth or with sterling silver jewelry cleaner which will brighten the jewelry to its original shine. The charms are delicate, so please be careful not to pull to hard on the bracelet or get it caught. Also included in each box is a small polishing cloth to help keep your jewelry nice and shiny!

Care instructions

Care of brass
100 % pure brass darkens over time and develops a rich patina that is in itself very pleasing. However, if you prefer the bright gold-like look of the new brass, it can easily be restored. You can use a polishing cloth or a little bit of brass cleaner and rub it into the metal. I use a polishing cloth before I ship the pieces and they are bright and shiny! You can also polish all of the metals with silver or brass cleaner, please follow the directions on the cleaner!

Care instructions

14k Gold Filled
Gold fill is a thick layer of gold over brass. It is much thicker than gold plated and is meant to last a life time. It stays bright and shiny and also has a little bit more sparkle to it than brass and it is a little harder. This keeps the bangle stiffer so it will stay in shape better than the brass.