I told you yesterday that I had more to say about my friend, Melinda Alexander. She’s an amazing metal and enamel artist and teacher whose work is just so cool. When we did the Bowers show last month, she had this ring in her display that I fell in love with, but you know how that goes. The real test is whether you keep thinking about it, which I did. I’ve always been drawn to stars and I loved the blue topaz, set upside down, that creates this sharp little burst of color.
Is it not gorgeous?!?! I wish my photography skills were better so you can see how truly awesome this ring is.
I was telling Melinda yesterday that I’m not a ring person but I had money The Mom had given me last fall (crazy money, the best kind!) and decided to treat myself!
If you want to see more of Melinda’s work, you can find her here on Etsy or, if you’re in the OC/LA area, you can sign up for the Irvine Fine Arts newsletter to find out about her jewelry classes. I can only imagine what a great teacher she is because she’s so much fun and she’s so talented. I always said one day I’d be able to afford a piece of her work and look, I’ve got this great ring. The next message I’d like to throw out to the Universe is that I want to be able to take one of her classes~of course it’s not just the class fee, but the tools and materials as well. So, Universe, start workin’ for me!