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Melissa Stiles

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"I was trained as an architect and enjoy applying the industrial process and design sensibility to my jewelry."

Melissa Stiles has a degree in architecture and worked in the field for ten years before becoming a jewelry designer. As an architect, she was trained to dissect everything down to simple components and assess how they work together. She applies this same process to jewelry design. She enjoys focusing on the connections and functionality of every piece so that the beauty of the form is expressed.

Stiles blends together industrial fabrication and hand craft. She works in stainless steel, powder coating, and resin. Each piece is individually made with great thought given to color, balance, and design.

Melissa Stiles attended Penn State University and obtained her five-year professional degree in architecture. She worked as an architect before simultaneously starting her family and her career as a jewelry designer. She and her husband design together along with their two young daughters in Portland, Oregon.

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Galaxy Post Earrings
Silver & Resin Earrings

$ 75
Dot Earrings
Resin Earrings

$ 88
 +4
Swoop Cuff
Steel Bracelet

$ 68 - $ 85
Pearl Post Earrings
Pearl & Resin Earrings

$ 76
Medium Open Swirl Earrings
Metal & Resin Earrings

$ 116
 +1
 +3
Flip Cuff Bracelet
Steel Bracelet

$ 65 - $ 85
 +2
Circle Necklace
Aluminum Necklace

$ 80
Polka Dot Earrings
Silver & Resin Earrings

$ 110
Bent Path Earrings
Aluminum & Resin Earrings

$ 214
Round Pearl Earrings
Aluminum & Resin Earrings

$ 85
Offset Pearl Earrings
Aluminum & Resin Earrings

$ 96
Small Square Pearl Earrings
Aluminum & Resin Earrings

$ 85
Web Cuff
Steel Bracelet

$ 65 - $ 85
 +1
Swirl Circle Earrings
Aluminum & Resin Earrings

$ 120
Calder Necklace
Steel, Aluminum & Resin Necklace

$ 216
Swirl Square Earrings
Aluminum & Resin Earrings

$ 120
Circles Cuff
Steel Bracelet

$ 65
Swirl Medium Round Necklace
Aluminum & Resin Necklace

$ 95
Olicook Cuff Link
Resin Cuff Links

$ 100
Selected Exhibitions & Awards
Art in the Pearl , North Park Blocks, Portland, Oregon, 2011-2013
Cherry Creek Arts Festival, Cherry Creek , Denver, CO, 2010-2013
ACC Baltimore , Downtown Baltimore, Baltimore, MD, 2012
ACC Atlanta, Galleria, Atlanta, GA, 2012
BAM, Downtown Bellevue , Bellevue, WA, 2009-2013
Ferrous, Velvet da Vinci Gallery, San Francisco, CA, 2013