Assiniboia Gallery - Melody Armstrong

Melody Armstrong

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. Working with traditional and non-traditional metals, enamels and stones Armstrong’s Industrial-Organic aesthetic combines abstraction with a truth to materials that reflects both her attention to detail and quality of workmanship. read more


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Melody  Armstrong Enamel Wave Galaxy Inlay Bracelet
Enamel Wave Galaxy Inlay Bracelet
sterling silver, enamel on etched copper
325
Melody  Armstrong
AAA Ruby Bark Ring
sterling silver, 14k yellow gold, 3mm ruby
425
Melody  Armstrong
Aurora Ring
sterling silver, 14k gold, 2.1mm chocolate diamond
375
Melody  Armstrong
Band on Band Ring
Sterling silver
195
Melody  Armstrong Basse Taille Cocktail Ring
Basse Taille Cocktail Ring
sterling silver, enamel on etched copper
650
Melody  Armstrong
Black Spinel Washer Ring
- sterling silver, 8mm black spinel
400
Melody  Armstrong
Blue Diamond Frost Ring
sterling silver, 14k gold, 2.1mm blue diamond
525
Melody  Armstrong
Butterscotch Ripple Ring
sterling silver, copper/silver cane
250
Melody  Armstrong
Chased Cross Section Earrings
sterling silver, anodized titanium
275
Melody  Armstrong
Citrine Hammered Wire Wrap Ring
sterling silver, 3mm citrine
190
Melody  Armstrong
Citron White Diamond Petal Necklace
enamel on copper, sterling silver, 1.9mm SI1 diamond
425
Melody  Armstrong
Citron earrings
sterling silver, 3mm mystic topaz
185
Melody  Armstrong
Citrus Necklace – Earth
sterling silver, enamel on copper
850
Melody  Armstrong
Citrus Necklace – Teal
sterling silver, diamond, enamel on copper
800
Melody  Armstrong
Confetti Washer Band Ring
sterling silver
280
Melody  Armstrong
Corrugated Garnet Ring
sterling silver, 8mm garnet
475
Melody  Armstrong
Corrugated earrings
sterling silver
125
Melody  Armstrong
Ebony Man’s Cushion Ring
sterling silver, ebony
300
Melody  Armstrong Elements Earrings
Elements Earrings
sterling silver, anodized titanium
65
Melody  Armstrong Elements Earrings
Elements Earrings
sterling silver, anodized titanium
65
Melody  Armstrong Elements Earrings
Elements Earrings
sterling silver, anodized titanium
65
Melody  Armstrong
Elements Earrings
sterling silver, anodized titanium
65
Melody  Armstrong
Elements Earrings
sterling silver, iron pyrite.
60
Melody  Armstrong
Elements Earrings
sterling silver, pearl
55
Melody  Armstrong
Elements Earrings
sterling silver, pearl
60
Melody  Armstrong
Elements Earrings
sterling silver, iron pyrite
60
Melody  Armstrong
Elements Earrings
sterling silver, iron pyrite
55
Melody  Armstrong
Elements Earrings
sterling silver, black onyx
70
Melody  Armstrong
Elements Earrings
sterling silver, black onyx
75
Melody  Armstrong
Elements Earrings
sterling silver, black onyx
60
Melody  Armstrong
Elements Earrings
sterling silver, black onyx
60
Melody  Armstrong
Elements Earrings
sterling silver, pearl
60
Melody  Armstrong
Elements Earrings
sterling silver, pearl
60
Melody  Armstrong
Elements Earrings
sterling silver, pearl
60
Melody  Armstrong
Elements Earrings
sterling silver, iron pyrite
65
Melody  Armstrong
Elements Earrings
sterling silver, anodized titanium
70
Melody  Armstrong
Elements Earrings Studs
Sterling silver
50
Melody  Armstrong
Elements Necklace
sterling silver, black onyx
80
Melody  Armstrong
Elements Necklace
sterling silver, iron pyrite
65
Melody  Armstrong
Elements Necklace
sterling silver, pearl
60
Melody  Armstrong
Elements Necklace
sterling silver, pearl
65
Melody  Armstrong
Enamel Circle earrings
sterling silver, enamel on copper
68
Melody  Armstrong
Enamel Circle earrings
sterling silver, enamel on copper
68
Melody  Armstrong
Enamel Circle earrings
sterling silver, enamel on copper
68
Melody  Armstrong
Enamel Square Earrings
enamel on copper, sterling silver
65
Melody  Armstrong
Enamel Square Earrings
enamel on copper, sterling silver
65
Melody  Armstrong Enamel Square earrings
Enamel Square earrings
sterling silver, enamel on copper
65
Melody  Armstrong
Enamel Square earrings
sterling silver, enamel on copper
65
Melody  Armstrong
Etruscan Chain Bracelet
Sterling silver
225
Melody  Armstrong
Fire Citrine Cushion Ring
sterling silver, 5mm fire citrine
200
Melody  Armstrong
Flare Spinner Ring
sterling silver, 14k yellow gold
425
Melody  Armstrong
Fluted Earrings with Ring
sterling silver
145
Melody  Armstrong
Fluted Enamel Earrings
sterling silver, enamel on copper
150
Melody  Armstrong
Fluted Keum-Boo Necklace
sterling silver, 23.5k gold keum-boo
525
Melody  Armstrong
Fluted Necklace
sterling silver
135
Melody  Armstrong
Garnet Frost Ring
sterling silver, 14k gold, 3mm garnet
325
Melody  Armstrong
Garnet Washer Ring
sterling silver, 8mm garnet
400
Melody  Armstrong
Gold Nugget Ring
sterling silver, 14k yellow gold
425
Melody  Armstrong
Gold Nugget Ring
sterling silver, 14k yellow gold
375
Melody  Armstrong
Gold Window Cube Necklace
sterling silver, 14k yellow gold
1,250
Melody  Armstrong Hammered Circle earrings
Hammered Circle earrings
Sterling silver
48
Melody  Armstrong
Hammered Washer Ring
Sterling silver
220
Melody  Armstrong
Industrial Titanium Flower Bracelet
sterling silver, purple anodized titanium
675
Melody  Armstrong
Intersecting Cuff Two Tone
sterling silver
285
Melody  Armstrong
Iron Pyrite Frost Wide Band Ring
sterling silver, iron pyrite
220
Melody  Armstrong
Keum-Boo Bone Curve Earrings
sterling silver, 23.5k gold
170
Melody  Armstrong
Keum-Boo Charcoal Velvet Earrings
sterling silver, 23.5k gold keum-boo, black onyx.
275
Melody  Armstrong
Keum-Boo Cubes Ring
sterling silver, 23.5k gold
825
Melody  Armstrong
Meritage Ring
sterling silver, 14k yellow gold
700
Melody  Armstrong
Meritage Ring
sterling silver, 14k yellow gold
750
Melody  Armstrong
Mokume Ring
sterling silver, copper/silver mokume
250
Melody  Armstrong Not About Jewellery (set of 2)
Not About Jewellery (set of 2)
sterling silver, anodized titanium
2 x 2 x 1 in
500
Melody  Armstrong
Oval Links Chain
Sterling silver
400
Melody  Armstrong
Pink Blossom Ring
sterling silver, 3mm pink tourmaline, 14k yellow gold
265
Melody  Armstrong
Plasma Keum-Boo Bracelet
sterling silver, 23.5k gold keum-boo, 14k yellow gold, plasma cut steel
1,400
Melody  Armstrong
Plasma Keum-Boo Necklace
sterling silver, 23.5k gold keum-boo, 14k yellow gold accents and rivets, p
1,500
Melody  Armstrong
Pomegranate Ring
sterling silver, 3.1mm ruby
425
Melody  Armstrong
Refresh Ring
sterling silver, 4mm apatite
250
Melody  Armstrong
Ripple Ring
Sterling silver
285
Melody  Armstrong
Ripple Ring
Sterling silver
300
Melody  Armstrong
Rosette Ring
sterling silver, etched copper, 2mm amethyst
385
Melody  Armstrong Samsara Earrings
Samsara Earrings
sterling silver, anodized niobium
85
Melody  Armstrong
Samsara Earrings
sterling silver, anodized niobium
85
Melody  Armstrong
Samsara Earrings
sterling silver, anodized niobium
85
Melody  Armstrong
Samsara Necklace
sterling silver, anodized niobium
80
Melody  Armstrong
Silver Nugget Ring
Sterling silver
250
Melody  Armstrong
Silver Nugget Wedding Ring
Sterling silver
225
Melody  Armstrong
Silver Nugget Wedding Ring
Sterling silver
275
Melody  Armstrong
Sparkle and Shine Earrings
Sterling silver
135
Melody  Armstrong
Sparkle and Shine Earrings
Sterling silver
135
Melody  Armstrong
Sparkle and Shine Necklace with Cubic Zirconia
sterling silver, 3mm champagne cubic zirconia
160
Melody  Armstrong
Sparkle and Shine Necklace with Cubic Zirconia
sterling silver, 3mm white cubic zirconia
155
Melody  Armstrong
Square Stock Ring
sterling silver, 2mm dark citrine
200
Melody  Armstrong
Terrazzo Dome Gear Neckpiece
sterling silver
1,200
Melody  Armstrong
Terrazzo Washer Ring
Sterling silver
220
Melody  Armstrong
Ti Capsule Chain Necklace
sterling silver, anodized titanium
70
Melody  Armstrong
Ti Capsule Chain Necklace
sterling silver, anodized titanium
70
Melody  Armstrong
Ti Capsule on Chain Earrings
sterling silver, anodized titanium
65
Melody  Armstrong
Ti Capsule on Chain Earrings
sterling silver, anodized titanium
65
Melody  Armstrong
Ti Capsule on Chain Earrings
sterling silver, anodized titanium
70
Melody  Armstrong
Ti Capsule on Chain Earrings
sterling silver, anodized titanium
70
Melody  Armstrong
Ti Capsule on Chain Earrings
sterling silver, anodized titanium
70
Melody  Armstrong
Tri Flower Ring
sterling silver, London Blue Topaz
375
Melody  Armstrong
Trifid Enamel Galaxy Inlay Earrings
sterling silver, enamel on etched copper
150
Melody  Armstrong
Trifid Enamel Galaxy Inlay Earrings
sterling silver, enamel on etched copper
150
Melody  Armstrong
Trifid Enamel Galaxy Inlay Earrings
sterling silver, enamel on etched copper
150
Melody  Armstrong
Twisted Ring
sterling silver, 3mm fire citrine
180
Melody  Armstrong
Twisted Ring
sterling silver, 3mm peridot
180
Melody  Armstrong
Twisted Ring
sterling silver, 3mm citrine
180
Melody  Armstrong
Twisted Ring
sterling silver, 3mm amethyst
180
Melody  Armstrong
Twisted Ring
sterling silver, 3mm garnet
180
Melody  Armstrong
Twisted Ring
sterling silver, 3mm white topaz
180
Melody  Armstrong
Twisted Ring
sterling silver, 3mm peridot
180
Melody  Armstrong
Twisted Ring
sterling silver, 3mm rhodolite garnet
180
Melody  Armstrong
Twisted Ring
sterling silver, 3mm fire citrine
180
Melody  Armstrong Twisted Ring
Twisted Ring
sterling silver, 4mm Mexican fire opal
190
Melody  Armstrong Twisted Ring
Twisted Ring
sterling silver, 5mm fire citrine
200
Melody  Armstrong
Undulating Bangle Oxidized
sterling silver
225
Melody  Armstrong
Vulva Ring
sterling silver, copper
450
Melody  Armstrong
Vulvae Bracelet
sterling silver, copper
850
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Melody  Armstrong

Melody Armstrong

Melody Armstrong Biography

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. Working with traditional and non-traditional metals, enamels and stones Armstrong’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 master-jeweller, Armstrong combines her studio practice with teaching, serving as Resident Artist and Jewellery Instructor at the Neil Balkwill Civic Arts Centre, the only place to study fine metalsmithing and jewellery design in southern Saskatchewan.

As a juried member of the Saskatchewan Craft Council, Armstrong’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. Armstrong’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 2015); Armstrong’s writing on fine jewellery include publications in the international Art Jewelry Magazine. Armstrong’s awards include the ACAD Alumni Honour Award in 2016, and Independent Artists Grants from the Saskatchewan Arts Board.

Select solo exhibitions include:  “Adorn” featuring paintings and jewellery;  “Pattern Series” two-dimensional work directly influenced by her jewellery designs; and “Contemporary Jewellery by Melody Armstrong” a collection of sculptural, wearable art jewellery.   Her work is held in numerous private collections.

"Evoking a sense of boldness with a presence that is uncompromising and original, Melody Armstrong makes a statement through her sculptural, wearable art jewellery. She has chosen metal as her dominant component, allowing for technical flexibility while the material informs her designs. Metal is a challenging but versatile element—it is hard and resilient yet not immovable, reluctant to take shape while being worked, and equally resistant to losing that shape once formed. Melody’s work originates from a piece of raw metal and is hand-fabricated, allowing the metal to influence the design itself, its properties lending their character every step of the way without overshadowing her vision for the work." (by curator and jewelry artist Mary Lynn Podiluk)

Melody Armstrong Statement

What is particularly distinctive about this body of work is its structural form, created to deliberately play with negative and positive space. My jewellery designs testify to the textural dynamic and technical approach within my practice, seeming to have evolved organically, taking on an industrial influence. The varied interplay of colours and textures creates distinctive contrasts, evoking vividness of exquisite dimensions, which are rich, bold and engaging.

I have always been fascinated by the mysterious potential that metals have to offer and the opportunity of transforming their original properties in order to stretch the scope of what can be achieved.  The pieces in this art jewellery exhibition are a result of the exploration and learning new techniques thus allowing for spontaneity to flourish.  Receiving an Independent Artist Grant from the Saskatchewan Arts Board has allowed me to focus on the development of this contemporary body of work giving me the opportunity to introduce the following new techniques to my practice. Plasma cutting steel to create interesting components; scoring and bending to create three dimensional structural pieces that are architectural in nature and then working with the negative shapes that evolve; copper electroforming organic materials to transform them into permanent metal objects; Chasing and Repousse, transforming flat metal sheet into three dimensional, sculptural forms.

I am delighted to use contrasts in surfaces and materials to highlight the elements I have imposed throughout the metal. Vitreous Enamel creates bursts of colour and reflection while the patina oxidizes much of the metallic surfaces, providing a sense of distress, corrosion and decay.

My objective has always been to transfer my emotions, creative passion and risk taking into my jewellery in an expressive way to arrive at exciting jewellery forms that elicit awe and inspiration, and personalize them in order to give my work a distinctive character.

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