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Hi ~ I'm Melissa. I create jewelry using gemstones, crystals, pearls, and glass beads. I also enjoy working with metal, including chainmaille and hammered, embossed, and stamped metal designs.

Each piece is designed, handcrafted and photographed by me personally. I've been creating jewelry since 2004, offering my pieces through local craft fairs, private trunk shows, and online. I am primarily a self-taught jewelry artist, and have explored various techniques including stringing, seed-bead weaving, chainmaille, metal-stamping, wire-wrapping, and enameling.

I hope you enjoy wearing my jewelry as much as I enjoy making it. Each piece is made with lots of love ~ and lots of music. I play mostly rock-n-roll in my bead studio – Led Zep, The Doors, Hendrix, Janis, Stones, Bruce, and every now and then a wee bit o’ Irish music sneaks…

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  • Female
  • Joined March 6, 2010

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Gemstones, Swarovski Crystals and Pearls, Glass Beads, Semi Precious Stones, Lampwork Beads, Argentium, Sterling Silver, Gold Fill, Copper, Aluminum

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About

Hi ~ I'm Melissa. I create jewelry using gemstones, crystals, pearls, and glass beads. I also enjoy working with metal, including chainmaille and hammered, embossed, and stamped metal designs.

Each piece is designed, handcrafted and photographed by me personally. I've been creating jewelry since 2004, offering my pieces through local craft fairs, private trunk shows, and online. I am primarily a self-taught jewelry artist, and have explored various techniques including stringing, seed-bead weaving, chainmaille, metal-stamping, wire-wrapping, and enameling.

I hope you enjoy wearing my jewelry as much as I enjoy making it. Each piece is made with lots of love ~ and lots of music. I play mostly rock-n-roll in my bead studio – Led Zep, The Doors, Hendrix, Janis, Stones, Bruce, and every now and then a wee bit o’ Irish music sneaks in there too.

When I’m not creating jewelry, I like to run, dance, read, drink wine, eat chocolate, and spend time with my wee ones. My favorite place in the world is the ocean. I love the smell of the salt air and the feel of the sand on my toes. I especially love the beaches “down the Cape” in Massachusetts, and travel there as often as I can ~ which isn't nearly often enough!

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One final note: In accordance with Etsy's policies, I am required to disclose all my Etsy accounts. I maintain a separate Etsy account for my personal purchases under the name TheRaisinGirl.

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