Melissa has been
creating "wearable art" jewelry in her home studio for a decade,
but is a newcomer to the world of metalsmithing. A single
mom working as both HR and senior accountant for a bio-fuel
development company, she somehow finds time to feed her creative
spirit. She is learning mixed metals at the Denver School
of Metal Arts. Using copper, silver and semi-precious stones,
she creates rings, necklaces and arm candy.