A USA made gift box of 100% recycled materials is always included with each ornament or piece of jewelry.
I'm Melanie Restall and I live in Burnsville, amidst the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains of Western North Carolina, where I draw strength and inspiration from the surrounding wilderness. Timeless stories are told here in stone, stream, tree and sky. These are the inspirations for my designs, which I hand-cut and craft into beautiful tokens of nature, spirit and imagination.
Wood is a living thing, taking on a character of its own over time and being changed by the forces around it. These subtleties are what my designs amplify, reveal and celebrate. All the wood I use comes from sources that have already seen an original life of use: a beam in a mountain home, timber from a time-worn barn, or the heart of a tree that has weathered its last storm and now faces removal. I salvage and sometimes purchase these pieces of local history for transformation into a new life.
We don't inherit the earth from our ancestors...we borrow it from our children.