SSD Jewelry

Melissa Lowery
Roseville, North Carolina

I am an indie metals artist who has created a unique, handcrafted and independently produced jewelry line, SSD Jewelry. 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 vintage and up-cycled materials, reclaimed metals and organic materials such as repurposed leather, wood, and natural fibers into my work whenever I can. I also use homemade patina recipes to add unique colors and diversity to my collection. My 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. My goal is that my jewelry will connect with someone, visually and emotionally, and that my production process will leave as small of a “footprint” environmentally as possible.