Artist/Designer Melissa Garsen has been a fashion designer
for over 20 years and has just launched her own side business of leather bracelets called "Plan Bee". Her
hand-crafted bracelets are all one-of-a-kind and are made with either vintage jewelry or are hand-painted and embellished
with stones and studs. Melissa's love for vintage jewelry is what inspired her to use her broken antique jewelry
and create the "mixed media" style bracelets. She loves the idea of mixing old and new and giving
old things new life. A third generation Angeleno, Melissa lives in a historic area of Los Angeles along with her husband
and 10 year old twins.