The vintage charm of Melinda Ryan’s handcrafted jewelry comes from an authentic place. Although every piece is a new, original design, they’re all formed using vintage tooling from the jewelry days of old. From broad oak leaf earrings to quirky squirrel pendants, every imaginative design starts with a quiet moment and an open sketchbook full of notes and drawings of these treasured vintage finds. After some handy work, gold electroplating and a union with gold fill findings, they come to life. Every creation, a fairytale treasure. Every detail is thoughtfully considered, right down to the petite clasps and findings, so as not to interfere with the delicate piece. It’s all part of the charm.