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about

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Enjoying life in the Sierra Nevada mountains

Making powerful jewelry pieces for the adventurous soul 

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Each piece is hand made in my studio by yours truly

I use all recycled metals and unique hand selected gemstones

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Born and raised in the countryside of New England, I have always had a deep rooted appreciation for nature and art. The powerful force of nature is my biggest source of inspiration, as well as my travels to different parts of the world. I found my passion is metalsmithing while studying sculpture at Massachusetts College of Art and Design. Once I received my BFA in 2013, I became an Artist in Residence at a metals studio in Massachusetts for a year. After working at various jewelry related businesses, I moved to Tahoe and established my own jewelry line in January of 2015.

Each piece is crafted by hand using traditional silversmithing techniques. When I search for gemstones to use in my collections I pay special attention to color and shape. All of the gems I buy are ethically sourced and conflict free. My turquoise, agate, and quartz are mined within the West Coast (NV, CA, AZ, OR) The best part about working in metal is that it can always be melted down and reworked. All of my metal is recycled and I send all of my scraps (including silver dust and sandpaper) back to my metal supplier to melt back down, causing very little waste. I take pride in my craft so if anything happens to your piece please do not hesitate to contact me and I would happily repair it. If something breaks due to poor craftsmanship I will fix it at no charge, however if the piece gets dropped or was not properly stored then I will fix it for a small fee.

Most of my pieces can be cleaned with a standard jewelers cloth or warm water and mild soap. I love to use different patinas but unfortunately no patina is permanent. If your piece is loosing the patination then contact me and I will refinish the piece at no charge. It is important to treat all of your jewelry with special care. I recommend keeping each piece in a separate small plastic bag to prevent it from tarnishing and getting scratched.

 

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contact me any time to talk jewelry, gems or dogs at

melissagisele@gmail.com

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