About Melissa Lowry and SSD Jewelry
As a supporter of handmade, I have been crafting and making things with my hands since childhood. I began making jewelry over 15 years ago and ssd jewelry was established in 2003.
One of the biggest enjoyments of my craft is experimenting and trying new things. I am a self-taught jewelry artist and work mostly with metals, specializing in basemetal etching, stamping, and homemade patinas. Reduce, reuse and recycle…..this mentality is a huge inspiration to me. I like to incorporate up-cycled materials, reclaimed metals as much as possible.
I also use homemade patina recipes on my pieces to add unique colors and diversity to my collection—these recipes are free of harsh chemicals and are eco-friendly. In my work, I strive to achieve uniqueness using recycled materials, positive words, and indie flare.