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January 25, 2014

Valentine's Day with a local touch

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ENID, Okla. — Reborn Artwear

In the back of the showroom at Lola’s Boutique, Enid residents can find another avenue leading to the perfect unique Valentine’s Day gift for someone they love.

Melodie Lunday is the creator of Reborn Artwear, a business that provides clients with personalized jewelry suitable for men and women, boys and girls.

“I’ve been doing personalized jewelry,” Lunday said. “It’s hand-stamped metal.”

Some of the popular requests Lunday receives includes children’s names, couples’ or individuals’ initials, or favorite quotes.

Lunday has been making jewelry for about five years and strives to make each piece unique with her skill.

“The stamping was way harder than I imagined,” said Lunday of when she first began to make hand-stamped metal pieces. “There is a knack to it I didn’t expect. You use a hammer and a metal punch. Each letter is individually stamped. It’s definitely an experience-driven occupation.”

Lunday said the reason she enjoys making custom jewelry is it allows her to be a small part of something much bigger.

“The thing I enjoy about it the most is being a tiny part of someone’s personal story,” Lunday said. “I take that very seriously and it’s an honor to me.”

One of Lunday’s favorite experiences was helping make tangible a couple’s promise to spend their lives together when a young man, an artist, created a portrait of the girl he loved. This young man presented the portrait to the girl.

“In the picture, she was wearing a necklace that said, ‘Will you marry me?’” Lunday said. “I was asked to create the necklace. I created the necklace that was in the sketch and that was a really fun thing to be involved with.”

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