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"

Current Work

Tiny Dancers Earrings 
Porcelain, rubies, 22k and 18k gold, Sterling Silver.

 

Skull Doll Ring
Porcelain, enamel, rubies, diamonds, 22k gold and Sterling Silver.

Vintage Baby Doll Ring
Porcelain, Diamonds, 22k gold, Sterling Silver, Copper.

 

Past Work

 

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. 

 

Mermaid Prayer Bead 
Pendant in 22k gold, sterling silver, porcelain, blue diamonds, and pearls. Approximately 1" diameter bead. 26" long chain. 

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. 

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. 

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.