cuffs of varying metals geometric triplet necklace bean brooch

Melissa Stiles

Booth 44
About this Exhibitor / Bio: 

I make modern jewelry that combines the discipline of my architectural training with the exploration of industrial materials and processes. My work expresses modern simplicity with the illusion of effortless design. I strive to expose only the intentional form without gratuitous details while making the process look playful. The result is design that celebrates the simple, pure and beautiful form.

I work with a combination of non-traditional, industrial jewelry materials. These include hand-pigmented resin, stainless steel, brushed aluminum, powder-coating finishes, and steel cable. These materials lend themselves different means of fabrication that all blend together into a collection of minimalistic jewelry in cheerful colors with bold graphic designs.