Melissa Abram

Melissa Abram obtained her BFA in Creative Writing from the University of British Columbia in 1999, and has since completed a number of courses in jewelry techniques such as stone setting and findings. After finding herself increasingly gravitating toward beadwork in recent years, Melissa taught herself a range of techniques-- from wire wrapping to knotting—which she now uses to create her beaded gemstone jewelry.
My jewelry is handcrafted from a rainbow of semi-precious and precious stone beads; delicate gold and sterling silver chain; wire and a range of other stringing materials. For me, half the fun of jewelry design is choosing my stones. I seek out the rare and the unusual, with organic cuts that echo the inspiration I find in the world around me. Many of my pieces take classic forms… but a closer look reveals a deliberately asymmetrical pendant; a brilliant red coral bead next to muted turquoise and purple; an unexpected flash of iridescence in a strand of seemingly plain beads…The effect is feminine, elegant…and just a little quirky!
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