The Melissa is a made-to-order piece that is fully customizable – with over 3,500 potential combinations, there's an option for everyone! The Melissa begins with a carefully chosen piece of Howlite (see photos for example of Howlite in it's natural form) that is rigorously inspected by a geologist to ensure that it meets our quality standards. Next, it is shaped, polished, dyed, sealed and drilled. We then look at your order and customize your piece by selecting your colors, then wire wrapping each stone by hand, and stringing it on the cord of your choice; every Melissa is made by hand in Austin, Texas, USA by our artisans that are paid ethical, living wages. Before each is sent out, they are inspected again for quality, before being carefully packaged and shipped out. $5 is donated to the charity of YOUR choice, because, well that's what we're all about. What's more? In crystal healing, Howlite is often used as a stone of awareness, as it is believed to help in understanding yourself, others, and the surrounding world, because of this, it is commonly used to aid in meditation and focussing of the mind.
$5 is donated to the charity ofyour choicewith purchase, just put the charity of your choice in the box at the top of your cart page! (click here to learn more)
TO GET IT BEFORE DECEMBER 25TH:
For Domestic Orders (United States) Standard Shipping and Priority Shipping: To make sure that your item arrives before December 25th, we recommend placing your order no later than 12/19/2018.
For Domestic Orders (United States) Priority Mail Express Shipping: To make sure that your item arrives before December 25th, we recommend placing your order no later than 12/21/2018.
For International Orders: To make sure that your item arrives before December 25th, we recommend placing your order no later than 11/26/2018.
These recommended dates are based on similar shipping times we have seen for this item, with an extra few days added in to accommodate holiday delays. Please note that this date is not a guarantee of delivery time, as there are several factors outside of our control that can affect shipping times such as weather, issues with USPS (the carrier), etc.
ADDITIONAL PRODUCT INFO
• $5 is donated to the charity of your choice with purchase (click here to learn more) • Handmade in Austin, Texas • Over 3,500 potential combinations! • Three Howlite Spheres, 8 color choices • One Size fits all – Completely Adjustable • Cord, 7 material choices • Nickel-Free • Water-resistant • In October 2018, the Melissa launched in our Spring 2019 Collection