I design and handcraft every piece of Jewelry using an eclectic mix of materials and techniques with Macramé and Wire Wrapping being the center. The results typically are one of a kind and/or unique wearable pieces of jewelry that I consider Art. I am an Art Teacher which brings out creativity naturally as I explore ideas on a day to day basis in my line of work. My jewelry pieces are ever evolving due to this privilege of emersion into the Arts. I live it! When designing my pieces of Jewelry, I enjoy using a mix of Traditional Materials with Semi-Precious Gemstones, Sterling Silver, and More (to name a few) for a Modern Chic Hippie Flair! This style can be Casual to Elegant and even Punk at times. My Jewelry is suitable for all ages, styles and genders.
Many times, my jewelry items are like works of art...one of a kinds or unique in the least. Many items...I can make again...but due to the handmade nature...unlikely to be identical. This is the charm of handmade items. I also believe in durability and lasting pieces.
MelanieR Jewelry has been featured in two issues of TFBM Magazine...a Fashion Magazine (print and digital) based out of California.
MelanieR Jewelry has also been featured in a local fashion runway show being the only jewelry designer to have her own section. Typically a section (in this particular fashion show) is for stores or clothing designers.
Melanie is also an Artist that practices in a variety of media: Painting, Drawing, Macramé, and Mixed. Melanie's styles in these media are Abstract Expressionism (Painting & Mixed Media), Realism (Drawing), and Vintage Traditional(Macramé with Original Designs).