Melanie Eddy

London based jewellery designer maker Melanie Eddy combines traditional approaches with new applications to create sculptural jewellery that uses geometry as a tool to explore the relationship of form to the body.

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Eddy was trained in Bermuda, Canada, New York and has a Masters Degree in Jewellery design from Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design London. Working from a studio workshop in Goldsmiths’ Centre in Clerkenwell London Eddy can create with a like minded community of designers. As well as a designer maker of jewellery Eddy is the director of The Association for Contemporary Jewellery keeping her involved in the jewellery design industry as a whole.

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Eddy’s jewellery designs are made of sharp flat surfaced geomitrc forms with a contrasting brushed surface finish which creates a beautiful aesthetic. The brushed surface finish almost hides the transition between the hard angled edges and surfaces that become visible through light reflections and shadows.

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Sharp angles and flat hard surfaces typically produce an appearance that is machine made but looking at Eddy’s designs there is an element of an almost organic tone. The strong deliberate angles and surfaces in the design with the brushed texture produces variations in reflections and shadows, it is this variation and transition between tones that hints at an almost organic piece of jewellery.

Melanie Eddy PINSO CREATIVE KNOW HOW 1Eddy’s designs are striking and the mix between contemporary edges and brushed surfaces create contrasting and fascinating pieces that capture your attention. Eddy has been commissioned for a number of corporations including Swarovski, Transitions Optical as well as the British Council when Eddy took up a two month applied arts creative residency in 2010 at the Turquoise Mountain’s Institute for Afghan Arts and Architecture in Kabul, Afghanistan.

 

You can see more of Melaine Eddy’s jewellery collection here.

 

 

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