Custom jewelry & embroidery
The Navigator Handmade is a craft-art venture founded by Melanie Kielich and based out of St. Petersburg, Florida. Melanie is an avid thrifter with an artistic eye and a creative streak; she loves to re-purpose found and vintage materials and give them new life.
After graduating with a BA in Art from New College of Florida, Melanie searched for a way to bring her love of found and vintage objects into a useful medium. The Navigator Handmade is the culmination of that endeavor, fusing these materials with imagination, nostalgia, and a sense of adventure.
Melanie loves to travel and find new places, people, landscapes, colors, words, and life. An eye for the vintage aesthetic and a strong sense of adventure keep her moving and making new beautiful accessories and embroideries for The Navigator Handmade.