Art by Rebecca Barkley
I’m very excited to be able to celebrate my first mother’s day this year so I decided to treat myself to something special. I wanted a one of a kind, custom made, work of art with my son’s name and birth date on it. Even better, have it made by a local artist and help support small businesses at the same time. I knew just the thing- a special piece of jewelry by the very talented Melissa Muir Design.
I’d seen a beautiful piece in particular that I’d fallen in love with, so asked for mine to be personalised with ‘Oscar 19Mar13’ with the colour green. The finished product arrived today and I couldn’t be happier!
What I love most about Melissa’s work is that there are no two pieces alike, everything is hand crafted and has its own odd shape or pattern making it unique. Melissa has an eye for detail and creates her work from scratch using techniques such as roll embossing, stamping, oxidising and saw piercing. The colours are very vibrant and metal work is delicate, some pieces include gem stones or pearls. The style of jewelry is not quite like anything I’ve seen before.
It was packaged beautifully which I think is also worth a mention, clearly a lot of thought came into the presentation before it was sent to me.
Below are a few samples of work (photographs by Melissa) from her facebook page which you can view here: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Melissa-Muir-Design/209627239060243.
Melissa’s work can be found at ‘Limerence’ in Belgrave, VIC Australia or online in her etsy shop here: https://www.etsy.com/shop/melissamuirdesign