Melanie Gregory

American, based in Chester, VT

About Melanie Gregory

Melanie Gregory

Rose Quartz Cuff Bracelet 

2018

Macrame’

2 x 7 in 

$75

Melanie Gregory

Lapis Lazuli & Citrine Necklace

2018

Macrame'

18 in

$125

Melanie Gregory

Eudialyte Cuff Bracelet 

2018

Macrame'

2 x 7 in 

$75.00

Melanie Gregory

Labradorite Choker

2017

Macrame'

16 in 

$125

Melanie Gregory

Quartz & Amethyst Cuff Bracelet 

2017

Macrame'

2 x 7 in

$75

Melanie Gregory

Red Jasper Necklace

2016

Macrame'

18 in 

$115

Melanie Gregory

Sodalite & Lapis Choker

2017

Macrame'

16 in

$125

Melanie Gregory

Snake Skin Jasper Necklace

2018

Macrame'

18 in

$125 

Artist’s Statement

“I takes great pride in creating elegant, wearable pieces of art. Macrame' is a form of textile-making using knotting rather than weaving or knitting.  In this work I only uses high quality materials such as natural stones, crystals, pearls, shells, and glass beads.  

I start with each individual stone as a centerpiece for the design and carefully choses the perfect color cord, stones and beads that will most enhance it, so that each piece is always as unique as the stone itself.  

I am inspired by my surroundings, but especially by nature.  To create the jewelry is a meditation, and requires patience and concentration.  My pieces bring to the wearer a positive energy as each stone exudes its own unique properties. “

-Melanie Gregory

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Biography

Melanie Gregory is an artist of many mediums, including drawing, painting, screen-printing, and photography.  The works of Gregory’s on exhibit in “Anniversary!” at Canal Street Art Gallery employ the technique of macrame’ to create wearable jewelry.  Macrame’ is a method of decorative textile-making using knots, popular in Victorian design and finding it’s roots in Arabic textile arts.  

The artist's process requires a meditative, patient practice, showing her mastery of this intricate and time consuming decorative art-form.  Inspired by nature, Gregory features in this jewelry stones of Lapis Lazuli, Jasper, Citrine, Sodalite, Eudialyte, and Labradorite, along with crystals of quartz and amethyst. 

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