The 2017 New Collection Launch is Here! After many months of sneak peeks, work in progress & coming soon posts, I’m excited to share the Melanie Hay Jewellery New Collection is now available for purchase online. Created for the modern woman who loves Nature & elegant design, the Collection includes a range of made to […]
I am a passionate Jewellery Artist who specialises in creating one of kind & limited edition handmade art jewellery pieces using semi precious stones & metals.
My goal is to produce jewellery that makes the people feel they are wearing something beautiful & unique. I strive to achieve this by focusing on quality craftmanship, creative design & learning new jewellery making techniques. The result is that each piece represents another small step in my artistic journey.
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Top 5 Flexshaft Polishing Tools Polishing wheels, mops & mandrels are among the most used tools in my jewellery making business. Over the years I’ve tried many different ones in the hope of finding the best one for the type of jewellery I produce. What I’ve learned along the way is that there is […]
Made from eco friendly, tarnish resistant Argentium Sterling Silver, these leaf patterned Sterling Silver earrings are part of the upcoming new Collection. Made from real skeleton leaves they feature a delicate embossed leaf pattern. Each pair of leaf patterned earrings is made to order which means no two pairs are the same. If you are […]
On the bench this week I’m adding the final polish to these textured Argentium Silver shapes. While there are a myriad of different polishing compounds to choose from I prefer Red Rouge polish. Red rouge is the finest of all the polishing rouges & is traditionally made of finely pulverized iron oxide. Rouge is often mixed with […]
If you hadn’t noticed, skeleton leaf patterns & textures are a re-occurring theme in the upcoming 2016 New Collection! Developing the new range has involved a lot of experimenting with different skeleton leaf patterns & design prototypes. Interesting depending on the type of frame left behind after the leaf is stripped, I found that some leaf species work much better than others […]
Thought you might like to see a sneak peek of some Sterling Silver stacker rings I’ve been working on. You’ll have to excuse the wrinkles though – I didn’t realise how old my hands were looking until taking close up shots like this! These Sterling Silver stacker rings are part of the Ring Range in the upcoming […]
I recently came across this quote about Art imitating Nature: All Art is but Imitation of Nature – Lucius Seneca My immediate reaction was if I can achieve this in my work I’ll be happy! The image above shows Argentium Sterling Silver pieces that are finished & ready to be assembled into jewellery pieces. […]
While on Pinterest looking for quotes about Nature, I recently came across this by Confucius. Everything has beauty but not everyone see it The idea that everything has beauty immediately resonated with me because my goal as a Jewellery Artist has always been to design inspired & beautiful jewellery. Following & practising this goal hasn’t always […]