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"I make every piece of jewelry by hand in my Austin studio. It is made with lots of love and care and I hope you feel beautiful, loved, and energized when wearing my jewelry."
- Michele Bock

my jewelry website is here: http://www.melaniemichele.com
connect with me here: https://www.facebook.com/MelanieMicheleJewelry
my blog: http://michelebock.wordpress.com



About the artist - Designers Michele & Melanie Bock (twins) have been designing unique jewelry & headpieces since 1999. They love to inject their sense of style into each custom-created work. Each piece is an artistic fusion of contemporary, feminine, smart and classic styling and has a flirty trend-conscious twist. I design predominantly in sterling silver and gold-fill, which I use in combination with Swarovski crystals, colorful…

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  • Female
  • Born on October 28
  • Joined October 3, 2011

Favorite materials

sterling silver, gold fill, Swarovski crystals, semi precious stones, freshwater pearls

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About

"I make every piece of jewelry by hand in my Austin studio. It is made with lots of love and care and I hope you feel beautiful, loved, and energized when wearing my jewelry."
- Michele Bock

my jewelry website is here: http://www.melaniemichele.com
connect with me here: https://www.facebook.com/MelanieMicheleJewelry
my blog: http://michelebock.wordpress.com



About the artist - Designers Michele & Melanie Bock (twins) have been designing unique jewelry & headpieces since 1999. They love to inject their sense of style into each custom-created work. Each piece is an artistic fusion of contemporary, feminine, smart and classic styling and has a flirty trend-conscious twist. I design predominantly in sterling silver and gold-fill, which I use in combination with Swarovski crystals, colorful semi-precious stones, and freshwater pearls. In 2005, Michele was awarded the American Vision Award with Crystal Distinction by the Manufacturing Jewelers and Suppliers of America (MJSA)

Artist Statement - When asked to define MelanieMichele Jewelry, Michele Bock responds, "In our work, we explore line and color, and enjoy expressing ourselves with gems to achieve a simple elegant free-forming design that is unique, intricate and playful. We like to think of our jewelry as abstract and organic sculpture with color theory." 

What we are most interested in is the process of conceptualizing new designs. For us, jewelry design is a puzzle to figure out. We get inspiration from just about everything but we especially like dress designs, shapes found in nature, all things linear or another type of art such as sculpture or even architecture. We have been influenced by sculptural works by Constantin Brancusi and Louise Bourgeois; paintings by Miro, Kaii Higashiyama, and Mark Rothko; jewelry by Neil Lane, Chaumet, Cartier, Arlene Fisch, and many more.

We are conceptual and minimalist artists at heart, we love making work people can relate to, but we also just like making something beautiful too. We have always been young at heart and we know that we are often just making jewelry for that “girl inside of us”. She loves love, whimsy, mystery, color and all things intricate and delicate.

We are optimistic women and we feel our work reflects that “happy go lucky” energy. We try to live life to the fullest; our work and interests like jewelry designing, cooking, decorating, and research are seamlessly integrated into the fabric of our lives with each creative journey feeding others.

Education
In 2011, Michele graduated again from Illinois State University with cum laude with a BFA in Graphic Design.
In 1994, Michele graduated with magna cum laude with BS in Fine Art from Illinois State University, and opened a studio in Bloomington.
In 1994, Melanie graduated with a BA in Psychology from the University of Hawaii, Manoa and taught English as a second language.

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