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Melanie Miller 2016 Featured Artist

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Saturday, 23 April 2016 00:00

Melanie Miller

Each one of these creations is a mini landscape of exquisitely layered metalsmithing.  We can't wait to see what Melanie has to offer and will find it hard to resist taking it home!

Jewelry

.999 fine silver (metal clay), with 22K gold accents applied with the Keum-Boo technique, after firing the silver. The Sculptural Landscapes are a 3D mini sculpture of the moon rising over the mountains. These are made by layering the textured and sculpted clay in the wet state, using silver lavender oil paste to adhere the layers, dried, then fired at 1650 degrees for 2 hours for maximum strength. I then solder bezel wire in place to hold the labradorite or moonstones in place. Chemical oxidation is used to bring out the detail, then hand polished. My production line is called Talking Tree Lockets, embossed trees, with inspirational quotes on the inside of the swing locket design.

Melanie Miller

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