Custom & Personalized Jewelry for Women & Girls

Gladwin, Michigan
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Announcement    Classically romantic handmade jewelry for women and girls including wedding jewelry, personalized jewelry, mother's jewelry, birthstone jewelry, religious jewelry and more. You can be assured of fast, professional service from a dedicated artisan.

♥ All jewelry comes in a gift box and is ready to give, at no additional charge! ♥
♥ All necklaces and bracelets include extensions for adjustable sizing.♥

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Last updated on Apr 21, 2022

Classically romantic handmade jewelry for women and girls including wedding jewelry, personalized jewelry, mother's jewelry, birthstone jewelry, religious jewelry and more. You can be assured of fast, professional service from a dedicated artisan.

♥ All jewelry comes in a gift box and is ready to give, at no additional charge! ♥
♥ All necklaces and bracelets include extensions for adjustable sizing.♥

SAVE 15% off your next purchase (one time use) by joining my email list:


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Melissa Kauffold

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Melissa Kauffold


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About MelJoyCreations

Sales 10,845
On Etsy since 2010

A Little About Me

It’s pretty simple, really. I create jewelry for women that:
~ Want choices in size, color and design.
~ Are tired of mass produced pieces and “one size fits all”.
~ Desire jewelry that is adjustable, versatile and can be worn for both special days and every day.
~ Want gift-giving options that are extraordinary, meaningful and can be worn for years to come.
Not too much to ask, right? I didn’t think so either.
If any or all of these sound like you, then you’re in the right place!
Over the years I’ve developed a variety of designs that can be completely customized. I use high quality crystals, pearls, beads and metals. Each piece is made to order and carefully handcrafted by me in my Michigan, USA, based studio.

I am a dedicated artisan and it is my mission to provide unique high-quality jewelry and a fast, professional service. I want to do everything I can to make it a perfect shopping experience for you!

“The crystals and beads I weave together symbolize the tightly woven bond we share with the women and girls in our lives. I think all females carry an unbreakable strength within them, but it still can be communicated in a soft, classic and feminine way. We really can be both powerful and girlish at the same time. And that’s really where my inspiration comes from each and every time I create a piece of jewelry.”
~ Melissa Kauffold

Life has taken me on so many paths before I became a jewelry maker. When I was young, I loved creating everything from outfits for my dolls to dance routines I could perform at family gatherings. All my life, I’ve had a passion for various art forms, especially dance. I graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in dance in 1997, but after developing a serious illness, I spent almost 2 years in rehabilitation and was told I’d never dance again.
During my recovery, I felt lost and had no idea what my future looked like. I also desperately craved a new creative outlet. That’s when I started attending a jewelry making group my mother and aunts had started years before.
After my very first lesson, I could feel my mindset begin to change. I loved working with the beads and crystals and the design possibilities felt limitless. Not only did I discover a new passion for creating jewelry, but the support I received from this little group of women completely changed my outlook on life and helped me realize the inner strength that we as females have within us, regardless of the challenges life throws at us. I want my jewelry to celebrate the joy in that female connection.

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  • Melissa Kauffold

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Last updated on May 9, 2022

Accepted payment methods

Paypal Visa Mastercard American Express Discover Apple Pay Klarna Giftcard
Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns, exchanges, and cancellations
Contact me within: 7 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 30 days of delivery
Request a cancellation within: 1 hour of purchase
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
Questions about your order?
Please if you have any problems with your order.
Returns and exchange details
Refunds are given if item is returned in unused condition and in its original packaging within 30 days of receipt of the order.
You must contact me prior to returning your item.
Refunds given on purchase price only (excludes shipping fee) and are subject to a 20% restock fee.
Buyers are responsible for return shipping costs. If the item is not returned in its original condition, the buyer is responsible for any loss in value.
It is advised to ship using delivery confirmation. Seller is not responsible for lost items.
I accept PayPal, Credit Cards and Etsy Gift Cards.
Michigan residents must pay 6% sales tax on orders.

All payments are processed through Etsy or Paypal so your payment information is never retained or viewed by me.
Most items are made within 1-2 business days. Please see individual listings for estimated processing times. Once I've shipped your order, you will receive an email shipment notification with tracking so you're able to monitor delivery.

Orders are shipped daily, Monday through Friday, to the ETSY SHIPPING ADDRESS provided in the shipping details. **PLEASE VERIFY THE SHIPPING ADDRESS IS CORRECT WHEN ORDERING.**

USPS First Class ~ 3 - 10 business days
USPS Priority Mail ~ 2 - 5 business days


~ If you feel the package is taking longer than normal, please check your Etsy invoice to track the status of the order, as it will provide you with a shipment tracking number.
~ If your package has not arrived by the estimated delivery date, you can send me a message so that I can assist in expediting. I also recommend you contact your local post office with the tracking number, as they are in direct communication with sorting facilities and can sometimes get a faster response.
~ If you need the item immediately, you can repurchase your items and refuse the first package when it arrives. Once I receive the unopened refused package, I will issue a full refund.
~ If after 30 days of the original ship date the Postal Service has not delivered your package and you did not request a replacement, I will issue a refund.

~ If you enter an incorrect address on your order at the time of purchase, your package may be marked as “Undeliverable” and shipped back to me as “Return To Sender”. Once I receive your return order, I will contact you and request an edited address to re-ship your order. In the event of a re-shipment due to an incorrect address, you are responsible for the additional shipping charges.
~ I'm not able to send a reshipment until the original is returned to me. However, you can place a new order with the correct address and when the original package is returned to me, I will issue a refund for that order.
~ If you provided the post office your new address when you moved, they normally will forward your mail to your new address.
~ You can also call the postal service, provide them the tracking number and have them intercept and/or reroute it.

Shipping costs include actual shipping and supplies AS WELL AS all fees associated with the transaction through Etsy (these are pass-through costs – I don't profit from shipping). Shipping fees are not refunded.
Additional policies and FAQs
Custom & Special Orders

I will work with my customers as much as necessary to create the timeless, custom piece of jewelry that they envisioned and that they expect.

All custom and special order items will require a non-refundable deposit of 20% of the purchase price (excluding shipping), with the balance to be paid when the item is ready to ship. Should you cancel the special order, you will forfeit the deposit.
Custom orders will be listed in the shop as a 'reserved custom order’ under your Etsy username. You will be expected to pay the agreed upon deposit and purchase the reserved listing.

*Custom Orders are subjected to longer waiting periods, if materials need to be ordered.*
This Privacy Policy describes how and when I collect, use, and share information when you purchase an item from me, contact me, or otherwise use my services through or its related sites and services.
This Privacy Policy does not apply to the practices of third parties that I do not own or control, including Etsy or any third party services you access through Etsy. You can reference the Etsy Privacy Policy to learn more about its privacy practices.
Information I Collect
To fulfil your order, you must provide me with certain information (which you authorized Etsy to provide to me), such as your name, email address, postal address, payment information, and the details of the product that you’re ordering. You may also choose to provide me with additional personal information (for a custom order of jewelry, for example), if you contact me directly.
Why I Need Your Information and How I Use It
I rely on a number of legal bases to collect, use, and share your information, including:
• as needed to provide my services, such as when I use your information to fulfil your order, to settle disputes, or to provide customer support;
• when you have provided your affirmative consent, which you may revoke at any time, such as by signing up for my mailing list;
• if necessary to comply with a legal obligation or court order or in connection with a legal claim, such as retaining information about your purchases if required by tax law; and
• as necessary for the purpose of my legitimate interests, if those legitimate interests are not overridden by your rights or interests, such as 1) providing and improving my services. I use your information to provide the services you requested and in my legitimate interest to improve my services; and 2) Compliance with the Etsy Seller Policy and Terms of Use. I use your information as necessary to comply with my obligations under the Etsy Seller Policy and Terms of Use.

Information Sharing and Disclosure
Information about my customers is important to my business. I share your personal information for very limited reasons and in limited circumstances, as follows:
• Etsy. I share information with Etsy as necessary to provide you my services and comply with my obligations under both the Etsy Seller Policy and Etsy Terms of Use.
• Service providers. I engage certain trusted third parties to perform functions and provide services to my shop, such as delivery companies. I will share your personal information with these third parties, but only to the extent necessary to perform these services.
• Business transfers. If I sell or merge my business, I may disclose your information as part of that transaction, only to the extent permitted by law.
• Compliance with laws. I may collect, use, retain, and share your information if I have a good faith belief that it is reasonably necessary to: (a) respond to legal process or to government requests; (b) enforce my agreements, terms and policies; (c) prevent, investigate, and address fraud and other illegal activity, security, or technical issues; or (d) protect the rights, property, and safety of my customers, or others.

Data Retention
I retain your personal information only for as long as necessary to provide you with my services and as described in my Privacy Policy. However, I may also be required to retain this information to comply with my legal and regulatory obligations, to resolve disputes, and to enforce my agreements. I generally keep your data for the following time period: 7 years.
Your Rights
If you reside in certain territories, including the EU, you have a number of rights in relation to your personal information. While some of these rights apply generally, certain rights apply only in certain limited cases. I describe these rights below:
• Access. You may have the right to access and receive a copy of the personal information I hold about you by contacting me using the contact information below.
• Change, restrict, delete. You may also have rights to change, restrict my use of, or delete your personal information. Absent exceptional circumstances (like where I am required to store data for legal reasons) I will generally delete your personal information upon request.
• Object. You can object to (i) my processing of some of your information based on my legitimate interests and (ii) receiving marketing messages from me after providing your express consent to receive them. In such cases, I will delete your personal information unless I have compelling and legitimate grounds to continue using that information or if it is needed for legal reasons.
• Complain. If you reside in the EU and wish to raise a concern about my use of your information (and without prejudice to any other rights you may have), you have the right to do so with your local data protection authority.

How to Contact Me
For purposes of EU data protection law, I, Melissa Kauffold, am the data controller of your personal information. If you have any questions or concerns, you may contact me at melissa [!at] Alternately, you may mail me at:
Melissa Kauffold, 5036 Queens Way, Gladwin, MI 48624 USA

More information

Last updated on May 11, 2022
Frequently asked questions
Gift wrapping and packaging

All jewelry comes in a gift box and is ready to give, at no additional charge.

Custom and personalized orders

All jewelry is made to order. Most items can be made within 1-3 days, but please see processing times in the Details/Shipping section of the individual listings. If you need an item as soon as possible, contact me and I'll do everything I can to assist!

Sizing details

Wrap a measuring tape around the wristbone lightly. Add one of the following sizes listed below to your measurement to determine the bracelet size you'll need.
Add 1/2 inch for all wrist sizes 5 inches and under.
Add 3/4 inch for all wrist sizes 5.25 - 6.0 inches.
Add 1 inch for all wrist sizes 6.25 inches and up.

What are Vegan pearls?

Vegan pearls are lab created in a finishing process similar to the organic production of pearls. Several coats of "nacre" are applied to a unique crystal center of the pearl. This gradual build-up forms a velvety surface nearly indistinguishable from that seen in natural pearls, and warms to the skin just like fine South Seas pearls. However, unlike natural pearls, they are highly resistant to abrasion, UV radiation, and alcohol-based perfumes, for long-wearing, heirloom-quality jewelry. The production of Vegan pearls also avoids animal cruelty and is environmentally safe.