Post earrings in sterling silver, diamonds, Boulder opal, and 22k gold. 1 1/2 x 5/8".
Exhibit: Signs of Life 2018 Available ($1935.00)
|Bird Love Ring/Pendant
Ring in carved palm nut, rubies, diamonds, enamel, 22k gold, and sterling silver. 1 1/4 x 1 3/8". Approximate size 7 3/4 - 8.
Exhibit: Signs of Life 2018 Available ($3010.00)
|To the Sea
Ring with aquamarine, diamonds, blue diamonds, 22k gold. Approximately 2" x 3/4" top and stone. Band is 1/4" at widest part. Size 6.5.
Exhibit: Signs of Life 2018 Please inquire
|Mermaid Prayer Bead
Pendant in 22k gold, sterling silver, porcelain, blue diamonds, and pearls. Approximately 1" diameter bead. 26" long chain. Available ($2580.00)
|Honey Bee Ring
Hessonite garnet, pink sapphire, diamonds, 22k gold, sterling silver. 11mm- 26mm band. Approximate size 7 1/2. Available ($5268.00)
|Guardian Angel Ring
Ring in 22k gold, 18k gold, sterling silver, diamonds, and porcelain. Face and bezel measure 14 x 14mm. 6mm band. Approximate size 7 1/2. Available ($1075.00)
|Lotus Skull Necklace
Pendant in 22k gold, 18k gold, sterling silver, diamonds, and pink sapphire. Hidden reverse side shows gold feather on oxidized sterling. 1 1/8 x 1/2 x 1/4" pendant. 20" long chain. Available ($914.00)
|Skulls & Bows
Earrings in sterling silver, 22k gold, sterling silver, copper, and enamel, with 18k gold ear wires. 1 1/8" long x 5/8" wide x 1/4" deep. Available ($2365.00)
|Mermaid with Bird Ring
Carved rock crystal, blue diamonds, 22k gold, sterling silver. Artist carved mermaid tail, waves, and scale. 12-30mm wide ring. Approximate size 8 1/4. Available ($5375.00)
|Spirit Rabbit Ring
Ring in 22k gold, 18k gold, sterling silver, diamonds, and enamel. Rabbit head measures 41mm x 19mm x 18mm. Approximate size 8. Available ($7310.00)
|Skull with Wings & Heart
Ring in sterling silver, 22k gold, and diamonds. 8mm-29mm tapering band. Approximate size 8 1/4. Please inquire
|Embroidered Spirit Owl Ring
Ring in sterling silver, 22k gold, and diamonds. Owl head top measures 24 x 26mm. Narrowest part of band measures 6mm. Approximate size 9. Available ($2580.00)
|Love Potion Necklace
Necklace in rubelite, diamonds, pink sapphires, bone, pearl, 22k gold, 18k gold, sterling silver, and copper. Pendant measures 2 x 1 x 5/8". 35" long chain. Available ($7525.00)
|Scrimshaw Doll with Bird Ring
Ring in hand painted porcelain, 22k gold, 14k rose gold, blue diamonds, and sterling silver. 5/8" - 1" wide. Approximate size 7 1/4. Available ($3010.00)
Ring in hand painted porcelain, 22k gold, diamonds, and sterling silver. 3/4 -1 1/4" wide band. Approximate size 7 1/2. Available ($3010.00)
Biographical Information for Melinda Risk:
I love making tiny things, they seem very personal and can hold many secrets. I still have my doll house furniture from when I was little and my shelves are filled with small precious things that I have collected and created over the years. The small sculptures that I make happen to be wearable and each tells a story.
My ideas come from everywhere- nature, music, fairy tales, my cats, spirituality and much more. I make each piece myself by hand in my studio at my home. I combine traditional materials like gold, silver, diamonds and gemstones with non traditional materials including porcelain, wood, resin, bone, copper,bronze and flower petals. I challenge myself to work with no rules while designing but maintaining a level of craftsmanship that makes each piece archival. I use a variety of techniques including carving, casting, fabricating, raising, forging, enameling and granulation. I graduated with a degree in Jewelry/ Metals from Kent State University and I am self taught in ceramics.
My work has been sold in galleries all over the country as well as published in:
Narrative Jewelry:Tales From the Toolbox by Mark Fenn
Gemstone Jewels by Lark Books
New Rings, Designs from Around the World by Nicolas Estrada