Melissa Finelli

Melle Finelli Jewelry

"There is something so satisfying about moving metal. Through fabrication and forging, I am able to manipulate my materials to create form and space, capturing movement in solid form. "

Jewelry artist Melissa Finelli loves the engineering challenge of putting each new piece of jewelry together—combining multiple techniques in order to create a balance of precision and chaos.

Piercing, bending, forging, and pounding to create what are, in essence, miniature sculptures, Finelli is drawn to the obsessiveness of crafting intricate compositions.

Melissa Finelli studied technical jewelry making at North Bennett Street School in Boston's North End. After making jewelry for some time, she went on to study sculpture at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.