Jewelry artist Melissa Cable has been creating for over 10 years. She has taught at bead stores and shows around the country, such as the Bead and Button Show, Bead Expo and the Puget Sound Bead Festival. Her work has been published in magazines including BeadStyle, Stringing, Bead and Button’s Jewelry Designs with Art Glass Beads and in the book A Beaders Stash.

Her current body of work uses Roberts Real Faux Bone(TM), an innovative artist material with infinite possibilities. But most of all she has a passion for creating and teaching projects that allow her students to learn important skills while walking away with a fun, finished project.

Check out what Melissa will be teaching this year at the Portland Art & Soul event…

Daffodil Ring – an evening class where you can discover how to incorporate Faux Bone into your jewelry making techniques. It’s an innovative material that will bring a new level of creativity and flexibility to your pieces. You will leave with one finished ring and have materials for another to make at home.

Rippled Bangle -in this full day class, you’ll learn to texture, color and manipulate Faux Bone strips on a custom jig and use metal and Faux Bone sheet to create a bangle bracelet. You’ll also get to use epoxy clay and pigment powders to embellish the flower focal piece. Leave with a finished bracelet as well as a quality jig to use for future projects.

Tangled Vine – another all-day class where you will discover how to texture, color and manipulate fine strands of Faux Bone on a custom jig to create a stunning cuff that you can customize in many ways. You’ll leave with a uniquely stunning bracelet as well as a quality wooden jig to use for future projects.

And for those of you thinking of attending the Vegas Art & Soul Retreat next year, you’ll definitely want to check out Melissa’s workshops that were just listed yesterday!! She’ll be teaching jewelry-making classes that allow you to make jewelry using Faux Bone, metalworking, wirewrapping, and more. Be sure and check out her Basket Bezel Flower Cuff, this whimsical Dogwood Charm Necklace, a very unique Engraved Tapestry Cuff, and her innovative Faux Bone Geode.

Isn’t her jewelry just fabulous? We think so! For more information on Art & Soul Retreats, workshops and instructors… visit our website.