After graduating from the University of Central Lancashire in 2015 with a
degree in Contemporary Crafts Melissa decided to pursue her dream of
being a jewellery designer and maker, and so shortly after graduating
began to build a workshop close to home and over time collected all the
equipment needed to do so.
Based in the North West she gathers natural growths and formations from
the local woodlands and mountains whilst exploring and climbing. She is
greatly inspired by the mystery of Scandinavian folklore and natural
growths such as Lichen, Moss and Rock formations - the most beautiful
details are often the ones we overlook everyday.
With a love for delicate and tiny details Melissa handcrafts bespoke pieces
of jewellery using recycled silver that is then combined with Enamel, hidden
stones which are all ethically sourced and natural materials. Melissa makes
each piece individually in her quaint workshop and her work is never cast
or reproduced so no two pieces are the same, each with its own identity
much like its wearer.
Her jewellery aims to capture the idea of nature taking back the material,
much like when moss takes over a brick wall. With each piece representing
a different stage of ‘growth’ and beauty that comes with new life that is also
very wearable and many pieces can be stacked and layered together.