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Hi! My name is Melanie, but some friends call me Zoe. Thanks for coming by my shop and taking the time to read this little bit about me.

I have always loved being creative and artistic. I got my start with jewelry as a teen, when I made the knotted fiber friendship bracelets and enjoyed doing it so much, and made so many, that I started selling them at certain 'hippie' type gatherings. A few years later, I moved on to beaded earrings which were sold in a small consignment boutique for a short time. Fast forward several years, and I took a jewelry & metal smithing class to meet an arts requirement for college, and I fell in love with wearable art again.

For me, the creative process is a kind of meditation. Generally speaking, I find it to be a peaceful & soul-soothing exercise. That is why I've called my shop Zen Garden- the materials come into my possession, I work with them to create something that I hope will be found appealing, and then I release them into the world, where it is my hope that they will bring someone a bit of joy.

I am also a second degree Reiki practitioner, pursuing my Master level. If you are interested in (or would like more information about) having a piece Reiki'ed to promote physical and/or emotional healing, please feel free to contact me.

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Much of what you see here is made to fit the needs of those of us who can't simply walk into a store and buy whatever catches our eye- large wrists, metal sensitivity, arthritis, etc. We need to give special consideration to our purchases. I strive to create pieces specifically for this audience! I hope you enjoy browsing through my creations.

Please feel free to contact me with any questions you may have about any particular piece. Most pieces can be easily customized to accommodate your needs easily & at no extra cost, and custom orders are welcome.

Shipping: Free to anywhere in the continental US, $6 (US) to Canada. If you live elsewhere and are interested in making a purchase, please contact me and we can discuss the details. I usually respond to messages within 24 hours, although it may occasionally take up to 2 days.

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Focus Charity: Ample Harvest

For every ITEM purchased from this shop, I will be donating $1.00 to Ample Harvest, a charitable organization that "connects 40+ million Americans with excess food in their garden and local food pantries." According to their website, "One out of six Americans needs food assistance, but can't get fresh produce from the local food pantry, while, millions of American homeowners grow more food in their backyard gardens than they can possibly use."

Ample Harvest ( ampleharvest.org ) uses donations to "create a sustainable and recurring opportunity for local growers to share their harvest with neighborhood food pantries..." stating that it costs approximately $150 to register each individual food pantry in their database.

I am in no way affiliated with this charity, but I do believe in their cause. Please help me to support them! Thanks so much!

Namaste!

Zoe's Zen Garden

Hello & Welcome to my Zen Garden!

I <3 Custom Orders ~ Most items are available in Specialty Sizes & with Hypoallergenic Materials.
Please see my 'Profile' page for more information about this shop & my products.

Focus Charity: Betty Lou's Pantry, a food pantry serving the lower Saucon Valley area of Pennsylvania, will receive $1 for every item purchased from this shop.