About the Artist
Hi, i'm Melissa
Nice to meet you. I am the face behind everything you see here and I fill every role in Melissa Pedersen Jewellery. Everything from designer, metalsmith and photographer to marketing, shipping and yes - even this website! In 2009 I received a Bachelors of Fine Arts in Jewellery & Metals, from the Alberta College of Art & Design.
I met my amazing husband while at art school and we live in Calgary, Alberta Canada with our three energetic sons. Every year they help me turn our backyard into a vegetable garden, which not only abundantly supplies us with fresh produce but also fresh inspiration for my designs each year.
Creating for me is a very spiritual experience; I get lost in the process and I connect deeper with God. As I use my hands to work with the raw metal it is an expression of love. Love for God and love for those who will receive my work.
Jewellery is so very personal, and it carries with it so much unique meaning. I find it thrilling to be able to capture a moment, a celebration, or an idea and transfer it into a wearable work of art. It is as if each piece I create has the potential to become a tiny treasure box of memories and dreams.
Thank you for allowing me to create for you and joining me on this incredible adventure!