A necklace made by St. Louis Park resident Melissa Mark appeared on national television.
Mark learned that Valerie Jarrett, who served as a senior advisor during the Obama Administration, would be coming to ModernWell, a women-centered collaboartive space in Minneapolis, on her book tour for “Finding My Voice: My Journey to the West Wing and the Path Forward.” Mark got a ticket to the event and gave Jarrett her I Am True AMuleT necklace, which she described as representing believing in one’s voice as true and strong.
The next evening, Jarrett appeared as a guest on MSNBC’s “The Rachel Maddow Show” while wearing the necklace.
The clip is available at msnbc.com/rachel-maddow/watch/high-stakes-stoke-energy-of-democratic-activism-60605509770.
Mark is a family physician by training. She began making jewelry more than 20 years ago during a college metal-smithing class.
She took jewelry design and technique classes over the years, slowly building a base of knowledge, as well as the desire to create designs of her own. She started Melissa C Mark LLC in 2017 as a way to bring her designs to a larger audience.
For more information, visit melissacmark.com.