Melissa Joy Manning
Inspired by elements and materials found in nature, New York–based jeweler Melissa Joy Manning creates uniquely modern pieces from metal and stones. "I first learnt to make chain by creating each link on small wooden dowels. It taught me to slow down and appreciate process." Just for us, she designed a collection of lighting with all the details of a fine piece of jewelry. "Our collaboration led me back to my roots and allowed me to take the traditional chain–making craft beyond jewelry."
"I'm academically trained and love making handmade jewelry chain," says Melissa.
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Melissa discusses new designs with a colleague in her studio.
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Melissa's pieces for west elm are inspired by her jewelry collections.
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"When west elm approached me, it felt like a natural fit," says Melissa.
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- Melissa Joy Manning 3-Light Pendant