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Melanie-Joy Steadman


Type:
Craft
Location:
Oaklands Park SA

Style

Custom Made Jewellery

Biography

As with most artistic people, I was born with an ability to easily ‘tune into a creative thought stream’.
My earliest memories involve a fascination for the world around me, with a particular love of colour and texture. At 15 I began to make my own jewellery as a hobby. It was a solution to my problem; “I cannot find what I want out there” (i.e. there is nothing in the retail shopping atmosphere that reflects ‘who I am’ – no style that I identify with or want to adopt as my own). So, it seemed natural to invent my own ‘style’.

Since then, I have gained a Diploma in Fashion Design, and have worked in a variety of semi-creative jobs, all the while experimenting with various jewellery-making materials, and honing my technique.

In 2009, I began working full time as a ‘Jewellery Artist’ under the name of Melanie-Joy Creations. The past few years have been a whirl-wind adventure - showing me that anything is possible! I’ve met many fabulous people, and had the chance to be involved in brilliant projects. I hope I can continue down this path, just ‘being creative’ and sharing the love for creativity with others through my jewellery workshops.

Achievements

I create exquisite pieces of ‘wearable art jewellery’, which over the past year have appeared on national television, at state-wide exhibitions and events, and have been published in The Advertiser, The Bride’s Diary and Illusion Magazine in the UK. Please visit my blog for media coverage.