Moms work hard and often put the needs of others above their own. Sometimes we need to take the time to pamper ourselves as well. I was given the opportunity to review two beautiful, handmade products from MyMela, an online marketplace that features home décor, furnishings, jewelry and more from Indian artisans. Mela is the Hindi word for festival or country fair and this website brings together a multitude of artists to share this tradition with shoppers throughout the United States. This is a very special site, unlike anything I have ever encountered before.
I received an exquisite rustic serving tray, created by Ali Wood, a family owned wood carving shop. Made from durable and sustainable mango wood, the tray features an intricately carved pattern of leaves and flowers. This tray is great for entertaining company or just for adding some style to your day to day life. As with all of the products on MyMela, the story of the artisan is included in the product description. You get a real sense of who you are helping by purchasing these products and you are helping artists instead of merely acquiring another mass-produced item. The artistry is unique and the pricing is extremely affordable. Other home décor items available include gorgeous frames that will bring style to your home, decorative boxes, rugs, tablecloths and bedspreads. There are so many beautiful and functional items to choose from and any of these items would make a great treat for yourself or an excellent gift for your loved ones.
My personal favorite section of the site is the jewelry collection. I am always looking for affordable, real (not costume) jewelry to add a little pizazz to my look. New earrings or new necklaces are an easy way to update your look without taking away time from your busy schedule. I received the Midnight Glow earrings created by Ornament House, a silver business. These circular earrings feature a multitude of rainbow moonstones which compliment a variety of outfits. The metal is certified nickel-free and is hypoallergenic. There are also many sterling silver options and a variety of other gemstones. In addition to jewelry, you can accessorize with beautiful bags, scarves and wraps.
In addition to meeting your shopping needs, MyMela provides consumers with the opportunity to lend money to these deserving artisans. You will receive your loan amount back with 10% interest within three months and you can lend it to another artisan or use it to purchase products through MyMela. Either way, this is a great opportunity to support these artists and enjoy quality products that enhance the beauty of your day to day life. Visit www.mymela.com today for further information on the artisans and their wares!
Disclosure: I was not financially compensated for this post. I received a sample of the product for review purposes. The opinions are my own, based on my personal experience with the product.