Melissa Hamming's Profile
I design and create personal and custom fine jewelry in my chicago-area studio, with a focus on custom engagement rings.
One of my earliest memories is of stringing beads. My father, a self-taught artisan woodworker, later encouraged my interest over many summers of silversmithing classes at the Peninsula Art School in Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin.
In 2002 I graduated from the Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design with a B.F.A. in Communication Design, with a focus on brand development and packaging. In 2003 I completed a graduate bench jeweler certificate from the New Approach School for Jewelers in Virginia. After that, I followed my dream to a little island called Maui. It was there I undertook an old-school European style goldsmith apprenticeship at Precision Goldsmiths. My first year of apprenticeship focused on craft, with study under…
- Born on September 14
- Joined August 6, 2009
- Melissa Hamming