My name is Melissa, I am a trained metalsmith and art historian which makes me...really good at crossword puzzles! I studied with Bruce Metcalf at Kent State University and was taught that no matter what media one decides to pursue, good craft is one's primary concern. That means that even if I tie a piece of glass to a shoelace I'm going to make sure it is done the right way with no shortcuts. No Krazy Glue in my tool kit!
Because I've got a healthy bit of wanderlust I've never had the resources to set up a proper metals studio which is one of the reasons I like working with beads. Truth be told, I've always loved beads, even before I started any beadwork. I love visiting local beadshops in different cities to pick through stashes that usually contain at least one treasure. My current work is pretty detailed and labor…
- Born on December 31
- Joined March 12, 2008
- Stillwater, MN, United States