Melanie Merenda graduated from Pratt Institute in 2014 with her BFA in metal-smithing. She worked in NYC’s fine jewelry industry, making custom wedding jewelry and teaching silver smithing before moving to Asheville, NC to start her line of handmade jewelry.
Creature’s Virtue is a collection of naturally and symbolically inspired jewelry. Aesthetically motivated by exploration in texture and scale, the collection has evolved into something organic and curiously elegant. The jewelry is varied, ranging from simple brass pieces, to silver and semi precious gemstones, to high end engagement jewelry in 14k gold. Custom inquiries are encouraged, as well as private workshops to create something uniquely yours.