Making A Difference

HI! I am the founder and owner of Humble Bee Project, Melissa Dickmann. I am passionate and determined when it comes to making a difference in the lives of those in need. Humble Bee Project was created with the sole purpose of crafting jewelry to represent and further the Kingdom of Christ.

In 2009 I had a burden and aching in my soul to give more financially. Specifically, to those without a voice. Humble Bee Project was created in 2009 for this exact purpose.

What started as an idea and a passion, is now tangible and real. In 2016 HBP partnered with Naomis’ Village in Africa. Rescuing abandoned babies and bringing them into a safe home and allowing them to thrive.  Fast forward to 2019 and HBP is giving back to families with children who have life threatening conditions. Every purchase you make a portion of every sale is going back to 2 families.

Please meet Harper and Charlie:

Harper has a congenital heart defect is called Hypoplastic Right Ventricle. She was born in March 2019 and had open heart surgery in September 2019.

Charlie was diagnosed with a rare genetic disease called hempophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis i.e. HLH at just 4 weeks old in 2018. He has undergone chemo and steroid treatments and bone marrow transplants.

If you would like to donate to them directly please email me and I will send you the information you need to give.

My purpose in life is to make the name of Jesus’ name greater than my own. I want to love all people, and love them well. Above all, I want to be faithful and watch God be good. – Melissa. Wife. Mommy. Maker.

Why Coins?

In the fall of 2011 I had an opportunity to go to Kenya and Uganda for only 2 weeks. It was incredible: incredibly hard, incredibly awesome, and incredibly humbling.
I wasn’t the same after those short 2 weeks. I desperately wanted to remember all that I had seen and learned so I took a few of the coins I had leftover and made a necklace. It then hit me that others may want to remember their travels as well and have a momento of sorts. It took an entire year to perfect the technique that I use to patina the coins and seal them. The outcome has far reached my expectations and I am so pleased.