Good Looking Objects is a cozy nook to find imaginative jewelry that thoroughly delights you.
After you've gotten dressed and then ritualistically put on your jewels; these magical pieces are meant for that satisfying moment.
How It's Made
Cast: From my (often romantic) imaginings and then my sketches, these pieces are translated into either 3D models or hand carved out of wax by myself. After a wax model is made, I then have them cast in sterling and bronze here in California. It's a very exciting process to produce components from my imagination and see them come to life...! By the way; my favorite piece is the Garden Gate Necklace.
Vintage: Many of my designs feature vintage components; newly manufactured and U.S. made, they’re created using vintage tooling from the jewelry days of old. These carefully chosen little relics arrive to me as raw brass and are then manipulated by me by drilling, forming and filing. I then send them off to be coated in gold electroplate. Arriving back, they're ready to be combined with the gold fill components which so beautifully complete them.
Quality and effective design is very important to me. Materials I use include gold fill, bronze, sterling silver, stones & high quality, professional platings of gold and silver. All pieces are made by myself and double-checked for quality before I lovingly package them up for you.
Hello by the way -- my name is Melinda Ryan, the imaginative thought bubble behind Good Looking Objects!
Why jewelry: I've always loved design of all kinds — fashion, interior, graphic and product. In 2012 I began channeling my love of design into Good Looking Objects, creating jewelry that delights romantic, imaginative ladies with a love for magic, nature, animals, mystery and all-around loveliness. My vision is to thoughtfully expand into other "objects" as well.
More about me: Things that are important to me are: integrity. humor. beauty. magic. kindness. animal friends. creativity. freedom. friends and family. good communication. grace. nature. adventures. camping. music. design. conversations with children. conversations with adults. burying my face into my cat's soft furry tummy. spur-of-the-moment happenings. honesty. random acts of kindness. connecting through creativity.
If I were to describe myself in 3 fictional characters I would go with Anne Shirley, Jessica Day, and Larry David. Pippi, Eloise and Phoebe Buffay should probably be thrown in there as well.
Below, my kindergarten yearbook photo, where they also asked us what we wanted to be when we grew up.
I hope you've gained some insight into myself and my process! You can always feel free to e-mail me if you have any questions or need assistant: firstname.lastname@example.org