Hi, My name is Melissa & welcome to Siren jewels®
A bit of history ~ I grew up in upstate NY, Albany Saratoga area a little town in the center called Burnt hills!!
I've always been in love with jewelry. As a little girl it was a treat when my mother opened her jewelry box and let me try everything on! The smell, The beauty, The mystery, It was a magical place and everything had a story...
After earning my degree in graphic design, I felt unfulfilled. On whim, I moved out west and landed in San Francisco. I explored different mediums and found a metalworking class that sparked my creativity. I instantly fell in love with the process of forming and fabricating metal. I have been creating jewelry and building my business in my studio ever since. I am inspired by periods and styles of history, architecture old and new. The splendor of nature with it's graceful form and energy.
I've have never stopped making jewelry since that time I discovered my love and inspiration for the art of metalsmithing. If I'm out of my studio for a few days it always draws me back.
I now live in the Great Pacific North West with my two amazing tweenagers. Our two cats ....Fiona (A.K.A Feef) and (Bowie A.K.A Boo Boo).
I have secret desire to design and build my new studio and family home someday! (Yes, I watch a lot of DIY home shows).
I'm also a 1st degree Reiki initiate. I clear all gemstones and infuse them with positive energy before I set them into the pieces I make.
My work has been featured on countless blogs.
A few publications. Yay!
Bella Armoire jewelry
2 yrs Coilhouse Art magazine,
Youtube "Moonlighting" with Melissa - from Siren Jewels www.youtube.com/watch?v=mM9SoMwosdk
Thanks for spending a little time with me. I hope my work is loved, cherished and passed down through family and friends.