Like the best makers, Melissa's interest in creating character-filled trinkets stemmed from a simple need: Her husband had to wear cufflinks to work every day and he couldn't find any that weren't boring. Melissa stepped in and swiftly whipped up a pair of 'links with curious details and attention-grabbing charm. Soon enough, people wanted to know where he'd gotten them and, well, Melissa had little choice but to go pro with the whole thing. She still gives each product as much care as the first set she put together for her husband, which means you'll probably get a slew of compliments.