Melody Armstrong’s artistic objective is to transfer her vision, creative passion and risk-taking into her jewellery in an expressive way to arrive at exciting jewellery forms that elicit awe and inspiration, and
personalize them in order to give her work a distinctive character.
Melody’s jewellery designs testify to the textural dynamic and technical volition behind the work, seemingly to have evolved from organic origins taking on an industrial influence. The ever-changing interplay
of colors and textures creates dynamic contrasts – evoking a vividness of exquisite dimensions – which is rich, alluring and of the utmost elegance.
Melody Armstrong is an internationally recognized contemporary jewellery artist based in Regina, Saskatchewan. She earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree majoring in Jewellery and Metals from the Alberta College of Art and Design, graduating with Distinction in 1999.
Creating with traditional and non-traditional metals, enamels and stones, Melody’s Industrial-Organic aesthetic combines abstraction with a truth to materials that reflects both her attention to detail and quality of workmanship.
Working as a contemporary jewellery artist, Melody combines her studio practice with teaching, serving as Resident Artist and Jewellery Instructor at the Neil Balkwill Civic Arts Centre in Regina, Saskatchewan.
As a juried member of the Saskatchewan Craft Council, Melody’s work has been recognized in numerous competitions including: Dimensions 2008, 2011 and 2015; and internationally in the Lewton-Brain
Foldform International Competitions 2012 and 2015. Melody’s work has been published internationally, most recently featured in New Rings 500+ Designs From Around the World by Nicolas Estrada (Thames and
Hudson, 2016) and Art Jewelry Today 4 by Sandra Korinchak (Schiffer Books 2016); Melody’s writing on fine jewellery techniques include publications in the international Art Jewelry Magazine. Melody’s awards include the ACAD Alumni Honour Award in 2016, and Independent Artists Grants from the Saskatchewan Arts Board in 2010 and 2013.
Recently Melody Armstrong "Hinged Pyrite Cube Bracelet" has been juried into the 2018 International Metal Jewelry Artistry Awards competition in the Metal category as one of the finalists, this will be exhibited at the Bead&Jewelry Expo, June 2018, in Milwaukee, WI, USA.