Melissa Contis' Profile

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I have grown up around art. Both my parents are artists and have been my greatest teachers. I appreciate all forms of art, mediums and especially cultural history. Although my mother has a degree in painting and design, her passion became weaving. Her color and design sense came together beautifully in her exquisite woven products. My father followed his passion with a BFA and MFA in painting and had taught as a professor of art for over 35 years at Juniata college in Huntingdon, PA. I was lucky enough to be surrounded by the harmony of colors and design and take on the raw talent from my greatest teachers, my parents.

I have graduated with an Associates of Art degree and been in the graphic design field for 20 years. As a wife and a mother of two young boys, I am working towards an art education degree to continue the fine art atmosphere that helps to feed my soul…

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  • Born on June 9
  • Joined June 29, 2010

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I have grown up around art. Both my parents are artists and have been my greatest teachers. I appreciate all forms of art, mediums and especially cultural history. Although my mother has a degree in painting and design, her passion became weaving. Her color and design sense came together beautifully in her exquisite woven products. My father followed his passion with a BFA and MFA in painting and had taught as a professor of art for over 35 years at Juniata college in Huntingdon, PA. I was lucky enough to be surrounded by the harmony of colors and design and take on the raw talent from my greatest teachers, my parents.

I have graduated with an Associates of Art degree and been in the graphic design field for 20 years. As a wife and a mother of two young boys, I am working towards an art education degree to continue the fine art atmosphere that helps to feed my soul.

My first passion is my family, but I have also developed an obsession for the glimmering Swarovski crystals and Japanese glass seed beads. My passion has become the endless color palettes and themes I can create using these high quality materials. The influences of cultural jewelry around the globe for centuries are infinitely inspiring.

I am launching The Jewelry Pod with simple beaded rope chains. The simpleness is desired by anyone and make great gifts. From there I will introduce new pieces as I grow an organized line of designs.

I hope the beauty touches you as it does me.

~ Melissa
The Jewelry Pod 2010

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