A pendant created by Melissa Huff, titled "Core Mandala." She created the mandala by etching the pattern on a sheet of copper, then applying layers of enamel and stoning the piece to remove some of the enamel. She aims for a matte or partially matte surface.
A brooch, titled "Columbine Curve."
A brooch, titled "Sophia."
Melissa Huff applies enamel to one of her pieces of jewelry at her home studio.
Huff experimented with different techniques and colors of liquid enamel on these test pieces.
A bulletin board in Melissa Huff's home studio shows sources of inspiration for her art jewelry.
"Lapis Lotus Mandala," a brooch/pendant created by Melissa Huff.
A palette of enamel colors and the pieces to which Melissa Huff is applying the enamel.
Melissa Huff finds inspiration in nature for her art jewelry.
Huff's tools for creating her jewelry, in her home studio in Champaign.
Melissa Huff wears earrings she created.