Melanie is a well-established jeweller working in both Silver and Gold; her work also often incorporates precious gemstones. Her specialities are bespoke and commission pieces including engagement rings, wedding rings, pendants, earrings, rings and more.
For the past few years Melanie has been specialising in remodelling of old jewellery into new pieces for clients. Each piece created is totally unique to that person including recycling materials and gemstones where possible.
I love to be able to create beautiful new pieces for people who would otherwise not wear what they have because they have been inherited and are not to taste in this day and age. Sadly pieces sit in a box never to be worn which is a real shame as the sentiment, love and memories are there.
Being part of the process of transforming and facilitating such lovely old jewellery into wearable, practical, up to date, and desirable pieces is wonderfully rewarding and satisfying. I encourage the use of existing materials and stones, the ultimate in uprcycling really.
I melt down Gold and Silver and re-fashion it into new sheet and wire to creat stone settings, ring shanks etc. Stones can be re-polished to look as good as new too.
My skills, knowledge and years of experience allow me to maintain high standards of craftsmanship and perfectionism.
Based in Devon, Melanie currently works and teaches in her own studio workshop in Chudleigh.