Melefant

Colorful upcycled lace and vintage jewelry by Melefant

Falmouth, Massachusetts · 105 Sales

Melefant

Colorful upcycled lace and vintage jewelry by Melefant

Falmouth, Massachusetts 105 Sales On Etsy since 2009

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Announcement   Colorful one of a kind and limited edition eco friendly hand painted jewelry created with new, vintage and upcycled lace and crochet items. Hand made in Cape Cod, Massachusetts.

Like Melefant on Facebook for news and special offers: http://tinyurl.com/jkngpfv
Instagram @melefant_jewelry

You can also find my work for sale at:

The Cambridge Artists Cooperative
59A Church Street
Harvard Square
Cambridge, MA 02138

Pickenpaugh Pottery
2034 Main Street
Madison, MS 39110

Shift Eco Boutique
535 South St, Hyannis, MA

Liberty House
89 Water St, Woods Hole, MA 0243

Liberty House
119 Palmer Avenue, Falmouth, MA

Land of Plenty
339 W. Market Street
Akron, Ohio 44303

Weekend
217 Main St, East Orleans, MA 02643

Yankee Ingenuity
525 Main St, Chatham, MA 02633

PopRock Vintage
416 Main St. West Dennis, MA 02670

Announcement

Last updated on Feb 28, 2017

Colorful one of a kind and limited edition eco friendly hand painted jewelry created with new, vintage and upcycled lace and crochet items. Hand made in Cape Cod, Massachusetts.

Like Melefant on Facebook for news and special offers: http://tinyurl.com/jkngpfv
Instagram @melefant_jewelry

You can also find my work for sale at:

The Cambridge Artists Cooperative
59A Church Street
Harvard Square
Cambridge, MA 02138

Pickenpaugh Pottery
2034 Main Street
Madison, MS 39110

Shift Eco Boutique
535 South St, Hyannis, MA

Liberty House
89 Water St, Woods Hole, MA 0243

Liberty House
119 Palmer Avenue, Falmouth, MA

Land of Plenty
339 W. Market Street
Akron, Ohio 44303

Weekend
217 Main St, East Orleans, MA 02643

Yankee Ingenuity
525 Main St, Chatham, MA 02633

PopRock Vintage
416 Main St. West Dennis, MA 02670

Melissa Crim

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Meggenchase

Meggenchase on Apr 6, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

This is the 5th pair of earrings I have bought from this owner and I love every pair! They are natural and unique and I can't get enough of this shop! The owner is local to my area and creates beautiful jewelry through repurposing lace and pieces of old jewelry. I highly recommend!

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About

Colorful, one of a kind and limited edition eco-friendly upcycled and vintage jewelry

I took what was intended to be a three month trip to Spain that would ultimately change the course of my life. I arrived in 2008 to a small fishing village on the shores of the Mediterranean Sea called Cabo de Palos and quickly fell in love, both with my new life and a certain marine biologist that would become my husband. It was here that Melefant was born. In a new, inspiring environment, I began creating jewelry using a mixture of vintage and recycled components such as leather, found objects, paper and lace. The lace items quickly became a hit, plus my favorite material to work with! I adore the endless variation of patterns, delicacy and fascinating history of lace. An added benefit of using these materials is that I can create large, eye-catching 3D statement pieces that are extremely lightweight and comfortable to wear.

After a friend gifted me a collection of doilies handmade by her great-great grandmother, I found the larger pieces enabled me to expand the lace line to include bracelets and necklaces, and as a result, working directly with families creating custom heirloom jewelry became a huge part of my work. Flash forward to 2014 when my husband and I moved to Cape Cod, Massachusetts, and my side gig became my full time job.

Most of the lace and crochet items used in my upcycled designs are sourced from secondhand sources or Cape Cod families. I love custom work, and I love sharing stories about the original creators! If you are interested in having me transform your family’s handmade treasures, DM me or email melissa.m.crim gmail.com. I love the act of transforming a piece of history and giving new life and a modern twist to traditional handicrafts and vintage components.

I obtained a Bachelors degree in Fine Arts with a concentration in Painting from Shepherd University in 2006. My work can be found in boutiques in the US and Spain, and I participate in various local events and artisan markets in the Boston and Cape Cod area.

All of my jewelry is created by me in my home studio located in Cape Cod, Massachusetts.

You can read more about my story here in the October 2015 issue of Love Live Local: http://lovelivelocal.com/chat-with-a-local-melefant/

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  • Melissa Crim

    Owner, Maker, Designer

    West Virginian artist based in Cape Cod, Massachusetts.

Shop policies

Last updated on March 24, 2016
Thanks for visiting Melefant!

Feel free to contact me via etsy conversation or email (melissa.m.crim@gmail.com) with any questions or comments. I love hearing from you!

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Payment
PayPal, Etsy gift cards, and Direct Checkout accepted.

Please note that Massachusetts residents will be charged 6.25% sales tax.
Shipping
Items ship within 1-2 business days once payment has cleared. Let me know during checkout if your item is a gift - I'd be happy to include a note for your recipient and ship directly to them.

If you are an unverified buyer with an unconfirmed Paypal address, you may be subject to a 3-5 day waiting period before shipment. You can ensure faster processing by creating a confirmed account, or by paying with a credit card through Etsy Direct Checkout.

<<DOMESTIC (US) customers: Domestic packages automatically ship USPS First Class with a USPS tracking number. Delivery time averages 2-5 business days.

You can also choose to upgrade your shipping during checkout to Priority Mail Express, which includes delivery and signature confirmation and up to $100 insurance. Delivery time averages 1-2 business days.

<<INTERNATIONAL customers: International orders are shipped First Class Mail International and do not include a tracking number or insurance. If you would like to upgrade your shipping to International Priority Mail Express, which includes delivery confirmation and indemnity insurance to most countries, please message me BEFORE purchase so that I can adjust the shipping cost.

Please note that buyers are responsible for any and all duties and customs charges that may be incurred. Most items arrive within 7-10 business days but may take longer, depending on the specific region, postal strikes or delays in customs.

<<Click here to learn more about international import taxes: www.dutycalculator.com/country-guides/
Refunds and Exchanges
***If you are for ANY reason unhappy with your purchase, I offer both returns and exchanges on non-custom made items within 3 days of receipt. Please note that custom items are not eligible for returns. However, if you receive your custom order and have any concerns, please get in touch ASAP and I will do my best to work out a compromise with you.

Non-custom items must be returned in their original condition in order to qualify for a return or exchange, and the buyer is responsible for return shipment. In the event of a refund, I will refund the purchase price of the item minus shipping costs.
Additional policies and FAQs
Boutique owners interested in carrying Melefant can contact me for my Etsy Wholesale line sheet.