My name is Melissa, the sole creator of this wearable art from start to finish.
My love of Art and the Ocean began as a little girl growing up on the seashore in Ipswich, Massachusetts. As a young girl, I would take walks from my home to the beach to scour the sand, in attempt to build up my sea-glass collection (in which I proudly still have today). Many-a-art projects were fashioned with those little treasures I found on the seaside. From seagrass jewelry, to coasters.... my first apartment was lovely adorned with these handcrafted items.
In the years which have passed, I find myself still enjoying the craft of creating something unique and beautiful. In my home with my partner, son, and my rescue cats, I have found that my long-time hobby has flourished and grown into another new found love of mine; creating wearable art with gentle regard for our environment.
My Jewelry has all been made using hand tools only, no power tools.
Using carefully chosen chemical-free recipes to treat the silver and gold in the metal smithing process. I really care about our Mother Earth, and I hope you will see, as well, that this reflects in my work.
I strongly believe in giving items a second life when possible, to help lessen the impact on our environment. The vast majority of the metal I use in my work has been recycled, and most the stones procured direct from the individual who unearthed and cut them.
My attempt is honest and humble in trying to walk this World with a soft carbon footprint. To perhaps show that a craft, such as jewelry making, and our respect for Nature can be aligned. -- I believe it can.