Saturday, March 16, 2013

Bead Soup Partner Melissa Meman!

Please meet my partner for the Bead Soup Blog Hop Party, Melissa Meman. Melissa makes beautiful jewelry where she combines different metals including copper, silver, brass and bronze and all kinds of beads from artisan glass work to precious stones and she also uses enamels in her work. She is the owner and designer/artist of her company Melismatic Art Jewelry and has been involved in some sort of crafts all her life but the love of designing jewelry won her over years ago. Please visit her website  for some drool worthy moments with her beautiful jewelry and precious family.

Melissa Meman

I made a small interview of her and here is how she answered:

Where and how do you live?
I live in Frederick, MD with my husband and 11-yo son.

What started you with the creative path?
I have always been involved in some sort of craft... crocheting was my 1st love. My mom made all my clothes, quilted and much more. That made a huge impression on me and my sisters.

What did you want to be when you were 12 years old?
I always wanted to be a singer or an actress!

Where would you want to be in 10 years, or what would you like from your life to be like in 10 years?
In 10 years it would be nice to be able to retire from my 9-5 job and devote my entire day to jewelry making of some sort and sit back and enjoy my family!

What is your favorite media?
I love working with so many things, my first love was wire and I still love it. I think right now it is working with metal and torch fired enamel.

What inspires you?
Nature, textiles, music, other art and artists, family!

Melissa uses also torch fired enamels in her beautiful jewelry

Funny, we artists seem to have similar taste and path, while I was typing Melissa's answers I realized they were very similar to mine. I am so pleased to have her as my Bead Soup partner, this will be my first time creating actual jewelry of anything else than lampwork beads... wish me luck, I have some gorgeous stuff from her that I got.

This is Melissas image of the beads she sent me with wonderful pearls and
precious stones and like a cherry on a top her own design,
copper pendant and clasp


la mar de bonita said...

Delicious soup ingredients - as well as those, you sent to Melissa! I'm looking forward to see the results!
CU Michi

Pia Kaven said...

Thank you Michi. I feel a little challenged here, since I usually create the beads for my designs, not the other way around. But this is so needed for my growth as a designer, and I have so wonderful stuff to start with. I do not have a certain plan yet in motion, since I have not been able to come up with a coherent design with all the elements in one, but I think I will have supplies for more than just a necklace. I am so excited.

Carol Dee said...

Love the soups! Melissa is a sweet friend of mine. . .you could not have gotten a more talented partner or found a better friend! Love her!

kathy stemke said...

Great soup! I’m part of the bead soup party. Looking forward to the reveals. I'm now following you. I have a new blog. Please consider following my jewelry blog. Thanks.

YaY! Jewelry said...

wow!!!!! Great soup and you did it proud! Krisitn Oppold