Spring Fling Flower Peachsold out!
3.8 x 2.8 x 1 cm
Sterling silver, freshwater cultured peach pearl
Melody Armstrong is an internationally recognized contemporary jewellery artist based in Regina, Saskatchewan. She earned a BFA, majoring in Jewellery and Metals from the Alberta College of Art and Design, graduating with Distinction in 1999. Creating with a variety of metals, enamels and stones, Armstrong's Industrial-Organic aesthetic combines abstraction with a truth to materials that reflects both her attention to detail and quality of workmanship. Armstrong delights with her use of contrasts in surface treatments to highlight the elements she has imposed throughout the metal. Vitreous Enamel, anodized metals, or gemstones creates bursts of colour and reflection while the patina oxidizes much of the metallic surfaces, providing a sense of distress, corrosion and age.
As a juried member of the Saskatchewan Craft Council, Armstrong's work has been recognized in numerous competitions including: Dimensions 2008, 2011, 2015 and 2019; and internationally in the Lewton-Brain Foldform International Competitions 2012, 2015 and 2018. Armstrong's work has been published internationally, most recently featured in New Rings 500+ Designs From Around the World by Nicolas Estrada and Art Jewelry Today 4 by Sandra Korinchak; Armstrong's awards include the ACAD Alumni Honour Award in 2016, and Independent Artists Grants from the Saskatchewan Arts Board in 2010, 2013 and 2019
Melody Armstrong's "Hinged Pyrite Cube Bracelet" has been awarded Honorable Mention in the 2018 International Metal Jewelry Artistry Awards competition in the Metal category and was exhibited at the Bead & Jewelry Expo, in Milwaukee, WI, USA. As an Honorable Mention winner, the Hinged Pyrite Cube Bracelet was featured in the October 2018 issue of Bead&Button magazine.
Melody Armstrong Jewellery is represented in Gallery Shops across Canada, her work is also held in numerous private collections internationally including Australia, New Zealand, United Kingdom, Germany, Belgium and the United States.