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Santa Ana, California



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Melina Nahmod

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Melina Nahmod


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About JewelryByMelina

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On Etsy since 2016

I got the jewelry bug the first time I walked into a bead shop. I had no idea what I was looking at, just that everything was beautiful. I immediately bought chainlink and round pliers and learned to do the basic wire loop. I was hooked!

I quickly realized that wire, beads, and chain were just the beginning. I wanted to fabricate larger and more complex designs than I was able to with the limited knowledge that I had. But I was a full-time court reporter, so that dream went unrealized for several more years.

In 2008 I signed up for a beginning jewelry class at a local community college. Once again, I was completely bitten by the jewelry bug. I learned how to use an acetylene torch, a jeweler's saw, files, hammers, and myriad other specialty tools that I hadn't even known existed. And the rest, as they say, is history.

I've taught myself many new techniques since then and am always interested in learning more. I love starting with a flat sheet of metal and ending with a finished mini piece of art. Being able to share that art with other people is an amazing experience, and one I hope to be able to do for many years to come. I work in sterling silver and genuine gemstones. I try to buy responsibly sourced materials whenever possible and avoid colored or treated stones. I also see incorporating gold into my designs in my near future.

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  • Melina Nahmod

    Owner, Designer, Photographer

    Making jewelry is my dream job. I'm a one-woman shop, so I purchase, design, and fabricate all of my pieces...and I enjoy every minute!

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