After graduating from the University of Central Lancashire in 2015 with a degree in Contemporary Craft, melissa is now based in her hometown of the Wirral, with the welsh mountains nearby and rich sandy beaches there is no shortage of inspiration.

With a fascination for growths, lichen and taking inspiration from her love of rock climbing, Melissa makes all of her jewellery delicately by hand in a quaint workshop. She strongly believes in making individual bespoke pieces where no two are the same and does not use mass production so each and every piece is different, a little piece of nature you can wear.

The spark that formed my degree show collection 'Spore' was to bring new life to lifeless materials, for nature to re-take over. So the combination of stark square bars and the unpredictable 'Growths' of handmade lichen where formed. I then used a combination of Enammel, Gold and Gems nestled within them to create the vairing pieces. The 'Spore' Collection is Available to view in the 'Collections' page.