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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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Leaf Earrings
Steel & Resin Earrings
by Melissa Stiles
$ 98
$ 83.30
Frames Cuff Bracelet
Steel Bracelet
by Melissa Stiles
$ 60
$ 51
Web Cuff
Steel Bracelet
by Melissa Stiles
$ 60
$ 51
Flip Cuff Bracelet
Steel Bracelet
by Melissa Stiles
$ 56
$ 47.60
Circle Necklace
Aluminum Necklace
by Melissa Stiles
$ 80
$ 68
Dot Earrings
Resin Earrings
by Melissa Stiles
$ 88
$ 74.80
Swirl Square Earrings
Aluminum & Resin Earrings
by Melissa Stiles
$ 120
$ 102
Square Cuff Bracelet
Steel Bracelet
by Melissa Stiles
$ 60
$ 51
Half Dot Cuff
Steel Bracelet
by Melissa Stiles
$ 60
$ 51
Circles Cuff
Steel Bracelet
by Melissa Stiles
$ 60
$ 51
Black and White Dot Earr...
Silver and Resin Earrings
by Melissa Stiles
$ 110
$ 93.50
Loop Square Earrings
Resin Earrings
by Melissa Stiles
$ 80
$ 68
Rose Necklace
Resin Necklace
by Melissa Stiles
$ 130
$ 110.50
Circle Stud Earrings
Aluminum Earrings
by Melissa Stiles
$ 56
$ 47.60
Swirl Bracelet
Silver & Resin Bracelet
by Melissa Stiles
$ 250
$ 212.50
Swirl Medium Round Neckl...
Aluminum & Resin Necklace
by Melissa Stiles
$ 95
$ 80.75
Harper Necklace
Resin Necklace
by Melissa Stiles
$ 390
$ 331.50
Open Swirl Earrings
Metal Earrings
by Melissa Stiles
$ 110
$ 93.50
Olicook Cuff Link
Resin Cuff Links
by Melissa Stiles
$ 80
$ 68
Large Cluster Necklace
Resin Necklace
by Melissa Stiles
$ 290
$ 246.50
Harper Necklace II
Resin Necklace
by Melissa Stiles
$ 330
$ 280.50
Selected Exhibitions & Awards
Ferrous, San Francisco, CA, Velvet da Vinci Gallery, 2013
Art in the Pearl , Portland, Oregon, North Park Blocks, 2011-2013
Cherry Creek Arts Festival, Denver, CO, Cherry Creek , 2010-2013
ACC Baltimore , Baltimore, MD, Downtown Baltimore, 2012
ACC Atlanta, Atlanta, GA, Galleria, 2012
BAM, Bellevue, WA, Downtown Bellevue , 2009-2013