Melissa Finelli is a Boston-based jeweler and metalsmith who creates work in her South End studio and gallery on Waltham Street. Melissa studied metalsmithing at the North Bennet Street School and sculpture at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts. Melissa's award-winning works are intimate sculptures to adorn the body and encompass an appreciation for organic forms and playful design. Her jewelry is forged by hand in silver or 18k gold by heating the metal, and then hammered to sculpt the piece into life. By creating jewelry in this process it is Melissa's intention that no two pieces are exactly alike. Her jewelry showcases smooth forms, playful spinning circles, or sprouting appendages in unfussy designs.
  • Crazy Twist Earrings by Melle Finelli
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    Crazy Twist Earrings by Melle Finelli

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    Crazy Twist Earrings by Melle Finelli

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    • Crazy Twist Earrings by Melle Finelli

      Hanging on marquise-style ear wires, these earrings each feature an orb of twisted oxidized and bright silver. They're unique and intriguing. Perfect for casual or formal occasions. 

      Measures approximately 3" long and 1 1/2" wide

      Handmade in Boston, MA

    • Artist Statement:

      My process is spontaneous, I don't plan or draw out my idea.  I am always in motion in the studio, letting one thing lead to another.  Most often I don't know what the piece will become until the very last moment. The process of hand fabricating allows me to work spontaneously, Letting one thing lead to another. I am able to manipulate my materials to create movement and space in a solid form. I love the engineering challenges in making such intimate sculptures. I am drawn to the inherent obsessiveness of creating these minute compositions, all the while seeking a balance of precision and chaos in each piece.

    • We are happy to accommodate special orders. Please contact us with the item you are interested in and we will get back to you. Because of the fluctuating price of previous metals the price of your special order may slightly from the price listed here.
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  • Crazy Twist Necklace by Melle Finelli
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    Crazy Twist Necklace by Melle Finelli

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    Crazy Twist Necklace by Melle Finelli

    $334.00

    • Crazy Twist Necklace by Melle Finelli 

      A nest of twisted silver, some blackened with oxidation, hangs from an elegant silver neck wire. This 3-Dimensional pendant is intricate and unique. 

      Pendant measures approximately 2" across and hangs on an 18” neck wire. 

      Handmade in Boston, MA

    • Artist Statement:

      My process is spontaneous, I don't plan or draw out my idea.  I am always in motion in the studio, letting one thing lead to another.  Most often I don't know what the piece will become until the very last moment. The process of hand fabricating allows me to work spontaneously, Letting one thing lead to another. I am able to manipulate my materials to create movement and space in a solid form. I love the engineering challenges in making such intimate sculptures. I am drawn to the inherent obsessiveness of creating these minute compositions, all the while seeking a balance of precision and chaos in each piece.

    • We are happy to accommodate special orders. Please contact us with the item you are interested in and we will get back to you. Because of the fluctuating price of previous metals the price of your special order may slightly from the price listed here.
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  • Double Scribble Drop Earrings by Melle Finelli
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    Double Scribble Drop Earrings by Melle Finelli

    $148.00

    • Double Scribble Drop Earrings by Melle Finelli

      Hanging on marquise-style ear wires, these earrings each feature two pieces of twisted silver, one bright and one oxidized. One earring has the bright silver on top, the other has the blackened silver on top, which creates a sensation of movement and contrast as the wearer moves. Perfect for casual or formal occasions. 

      Earrings hang just over 2" long. 

      Handmade in Boston, MA

    • Artist Statement:

      My process is spontaneous, I don't plan or draw out my idea.  I am always in motion in the studio, letting one thing lead to another.  Most often I don't know what the piece will become until the very last moment. The process of hand fabricating allows me to work spontaneously, Letting one thing lead to another. I am able to manipulate my materials to create movement and space in a solid form. I love the engineering challenges in making such intimate sculptures. I am drawn to the inherent obsessiveness of creating these minute compositions, all the while seeking a balance of precision and chaos in each piece.

    • We are happy to accommodate special orders. Please contact us with the item you are interested in and we will get back to you. Because of the fluctuating price of previous metals the price of your special order may slightly from the price listed here.
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  • Feeler Cup Ring by Melle Finelli
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    Feeler Cup Ring by Melle Finelli

    $292.00

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    Feeler Cup Ring by Melle Finelli

    $292.00

    • Feeler Cup Ring by Melle Finelli

      This Gold and Sterling Silver Feeler Cup Ring ring is a fun addition to any collection!

      Measures approx. 1/2”h, 3/4” w and 1/4” deep. 

      Size 5.75 in stock. Please allow 4-6 weeks for additional sizes.

      Handmade in Boston, MA

    • Artist Statement:

      My process is spontaneous, I don't plan or draw out my idea.  I am always in motion in the studio, letting one thing lead to another.  Most often I don't know what the piece will become until the very last moment. The process of hand fabricating allows me to work spontaneously, Letting one thing lead to another. I am able to manipulate my materials to create movement and space in a solid form. I love the engineering challenges in making such intimate sculptures. I am drawn to the inherent obsessiveness of creating these minute compositions, all the while seeking a balance of precision and chaos in each piece.

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  • Feeler Necklace by Melle Finelli
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    Feeler Necklace by Melle Finelli

    $198.00

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    Feeler Necklace by Melle Finelli

    $198.00

    • Feeler Necklace by Melle Finelli

      This Oxidized Sterling Silver Feeler Cup Ring necklace is on a 16” cable.

      Measures approx. 1 1/4”h, 1 1/4” w and 1/2” deep.

      Handmade in Boston, MA

    • Artist Statement:

      My process is spontaneous, I don't plan or draw out my idea.  I am always in motion in the studio, letting one thing lead to another.  Most often I don't know what the piece will become until the very last moment. The process of hand fabricating allows me to work spontaneously, Letting one thing lead to another. I am able to manipulate my materials to create movement and space in a solid form. I love the engineering challenges in making such intimate sculptures. I am drawn to the inherent obsessiveness of creating these minute compositions, all the while seeking a balance of precision and chaos in each piece.

    • We are happy to accommodate special orders. Please contact us with the item you are interested in and we will get back to you. Because of the fluctuating price of previous metals the price of your special order may slightly from the price listed here.
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  • Floating Petal Earrings by Melle Finelli
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    Floating Petal Earrings by Melle Finelli

    $144.00

    • Floating Petal Earrings by Melle Finelli

      A concave Oxidized Sterling Silver dome accented.

      Measures approx. 1/4”h, 3/4” w and 2” hanging. 

      Handmade in Boston, MA

    • Artist Statement:

      My process is spontaneous, I don't plan or draw out my idea.  I am always in motion in the studio, letting one thing lead to another.  Most often I don't know what the piece will become until the very last moment. The process of hand fabricating allows me to work spontaneously, Letting one thing lead to another. I am able to manipulate my materials to create movement and space in a solid form. I love the engineering challenges in making such intimate sculptures. I am drawn to the inherent obsessiveness of creating these minute compositions, all the while seeking a balance of precision and chaos in each piece.

    • We are happy to accommodate special orders. Please contact us with the item you are interested in and we will get back to you. Because of the fluctuating price of previous metals the price of your special order may slightly from the price listed here.
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  • Large Scribble Drop Earrings by Melle Finelli
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    Large Scribble Drop Earrings by Melle Finelli

    $170.00

    • Large Scribble Drop Earrings by Melle Finelli

      Hanging on marquise-style ear wires, these earrings each feature an orb of twisted and bright silver. They're unique and intriguing. Perfect for casual or formal occasions. 

      Measures approximately 2 1/2" long and 1 1/4" wide

      Handmade in Boston, MA

    • Artist Statement:

      My process is spontaneous, I don't plan or draw out my idea.  I am always in motion in the studio, letting one thing lead to another.  Most often I don't know what the piece will become until the very last moment. The process of hand fabricating allows me to work spontaneously, Letting one thing lead to another. I am able to manipulate my materials to create movement and space in a solid form. I love the engineering challenges in making such intimate sculptures. I am drawn to the inherent obsessiveness of creating these minute compositions, all the while seeking a balance of precision and chaos in each piece.

    • We are happy to accommodate special orders. Please contact us with the item you are interested in and we will get back to you. Because of the fluctuating price of previous metals the price of your special order may slightly from the price listed here.
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  • Large Succulent Cup Ring by Melle Finelli
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    Large Succulent Cup Ring by Melle Finelli

    $360.00

    • Large Succulent Cup Ring by Melle Finelli

      This sterling silver Succulent ring is eye-catching!

      Measures approx. 1 1/2”h, 1 1/4” w and 1/2” deep. 

      Size 5.5 in stock. Please allow 4-6 weeks for additional sizing.

      Handmade in Boston, MA

    • Artist Statement:

      My process is spontaneous, I don't plan or draw out my idea.  I am always in motion in the studio, letting one thing lead to another.  Most often I don't know what the piece will become until the very last moment. The process of hand fabricating allows me to work spontaneously, Letting one thing lead to another. I am able to manipulate my materials to create movement and space in a solid form. I love the engineering challenges in making such intimate sculptures. I am drawn to the inherent obsessiveness of creating these minute compositions, all the while seeking a balance of precision and chaos in each piece.

    • We are happy to accommodate special orders. Please contact us with the item you are interested in and we will get back to you. Because of the fluctuating price of previous metals the price of your special order may slightly from the price listed here.
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  • Lily Pad Earrings by Melle Finelli
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    Lily Pad Earrings by Melle Finelli

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    Lily Pad Earrings by Melle Finelli

    $140.00

    • Lily Pad Earrings by Melle Finelli

      Oxidized Sterling Silver handmade lily pad earrings.

      Measures approx. 1”h and 1” w.

      Handmade in Boston, MA

    • Artist Statement:

      My process is spontaneous, I don't plan or draw out my idea.  I am always in motion in the studio, letting one thing lead to another.  Most often I don't know what the piece will become until the very last moment. The process of hand fabricating allows me to work spontaneously, Letting one thing lead to another. I am able to manipulate my materials to create movement and space in a solid form. I love the engineering challenges in making such intimate sculptures. I am drawn to the inherent obsessiveness of creating these minute compositions, all the while seeking a balance of precision and chaos in each piece.

    • We are happy to accommodate special orders. Please contact us with the item you are interested in and we will get back to you. Because of the fluctuating price of previous metals the price of your special order may slightly from the price listed here.
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  • Lily Pad Necklace by Melle Finelli
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    Lily Pad Necklace by Melle Finelli

    $152.00

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    Lily Pad Necklace by Melle Finelli

    $152.00

    • Lily Pad Necklace by Melle Finelli

      This sterling silver earrings feature bright, textured discs which look like lily pads. Subtle holes reveal beams of light through negative space. Hanging on round ear wires, these earrings are elegant, refined, and beautiful. Simple enough for daily wear.

      Measures approx. 1 1/2”h, 1 1/4” w. 

      18” Chain.

      Handmade in Boston, MA

    • Artist Statement:

      My process is spontaneous, I don't plan or draw out my idea.  I am always in motion in the studio, letting one thing lead to another.  Most often I don't know what the piece will become until the very last moment. The process of hand fabricating allows me to work spontaneously, Letting one thing lead to another. I am able to manipulate my materials to create movement and space in a solid form. I love the engineering challenges in making such intimate sculptures. I am drawn to the inherent obsessiveness of creating these minute compositions, all the while seeking a balance of precision and chaos in each piece.

    • We are happy to accommodate special orders. Please contact us with the item you are interested in and we will get back to you. Because of the fluctuating price of previous metals the price of your special order may slightly from the price listed here.
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  • Medium Lily Pad Drop Earrings by Melle Finelli
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    Medium Lily Pad Drop Earrings by Melle Finelli

    $156.00

    • Medium Lily Drop Earrings by Melle Finelli 


      These sterling silver earrings feature bright, textured discs which look like lily pads. Subtle holes reveal beams of light through negative space. Hanging on round ear wires, these earrings are elegant, refined, and beautiful. Simple enough for daily wear.

      Measures approximately 1.5" across. 

      Handmade in Boston, MA

    • Artist Statement:

      My process is spontaneous, I don't plan or draw out my idea.  I am always in motion in the studio, letting one thing lead to another.  Most often I don't know what the piece will become until the very last moment. The process of hand fabricating allows me to work spontaneously, Letting one thing lead to another. I am able to manipulate my materials to create movement and space in a solid form. I love the engineering challenges in making such intimate sculptures. I am drawn to the inherent obsessiveness of creating these minute compositions, all the while seeking a balance of precision and chaos in each piece.

    • We are happy to accommodate special orders. Please contact us with the item you are interested in and we will get back to you. Because of the fluctuating price of previous metals the price of your special order may slightly from the price listed here.
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  • Nest on Wire Necklace by Melle Finelli
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    Nest on Wire Necklace by Melle Finelli

    $290.00

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    Nest on Wire Necklace by Melle Finelli

    $290.00

    • Nest on Wire Necklace by Melle Finelli

      A bright sterling silver circle with intertwining textured metal strands weaved between each other. 

      Measures approximately 1 1/2" across.

      18” Cable.

      Handmade in Boston, MA

    • Artist Statement:

      My process is spontaneous, I don't plan or draw out my idea.  I am always in motion in the studio, letting one thing lead to another.  Most often I don't know what the piece will become until the very last moment. The process of hand fabricating allows me to work spontaneously, Letting one thing lead to another. I am able to manipulate my materials to create movement and space in a solid form. I love the engineering challenges in making such intimate sculptures. I am drawn to the inherent obsessiveness of creating these minute compositions, all the while seeking a balance of precision and chaos in each piece.

    • We are happy to accommodate special orders. Please contact us with the item you are interested in and we will get back to you. Because of the fluctuating price of previous metals the price of your special order may slightly from the price listed here.
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  • Opposites Attract Earrings by Melle Finelli
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    Opposites Attract Earrings by Melle Finelli

    $156.00

    • Opposites Attract Earrings by Melle Finelli

      These delicate sterling silver earrings provide a subtle contrast in thickness, which adds interest to their subtle design. Lightweight and elegant, these unique earrings would be terrific for daily wear, or even a formal occasion. 

      Measures approximately 2 3/4" long, including ear wire.  

      Handmade in Boston, MA

    • Artist Statement:

      My process is spontaneous, I don't plan or draw out my idea.  I am always in motion in the studio, letting one thing lead to another.  Most often I don't know what the piece will become until the very last moment. The process of hand fabricating allows me to work spontaneously, Letting one thing lead to another. I am able to manipulate my materials to create movement and space in a solid form. I love the engineering challenges in making such intimate sculptures. I am drawn to the inherent obsessiveness of creating these minute compositions, all the while seeking a balance of precision and chaos in each piece.

    • We are happy to accommodate special orders. Please contact us with the item you are interested in and we will get back to you. Because of the fluctuating price of previous metals the price of your special order may slightly from the price listed here.
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  • Petal Earrings by Melle Finelli
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    Petal Earrings by Melle Finelli

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    Petal Earrings by Melle Finelli

    $140.00

    • Petal Earrings by Melle Finelli

      A concave Sterling Silver dome accented earring.

      Measures approx. 3/4”h, 3/4” w and 1/4” deep. 

      Handmade in Boston, MA

    • Artist Statement:

      My process is spontaneous, I don't plan or draw out my idea.  I am always in motion in the studio, letting one thing lead to another.  Most often I don't know what the piece will become until the very last moment. The process of hand fabricating allows me to work spontaneously, Letting one thing lead to another. I am able to manipulate my materials to create movement and space in a solid form. I love the engineering challenges in making such intimate sculptures. I am drawn to the inherent obsessiveness of creating these minute compositions, all the while seeking a balance of precision and chaos in each piece.

    • We are happy to accommodate special orders. Please contact us with the item you are interested in and we will get back to you. Because of the fluctuating price of previous metals the price of your special order may slightly from the price listed here.
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  • Scribble Earrings by Melle Finelli
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    $170.00

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    • Scribble Earrings by Melle Finelli

      Gold swirls suspended from a long Gold wire.  All swirls actually swirl around the ear wire.

      Measures approx. 3/4”h, 3/4” w and 2 1/4” hanging. 

      Handmade in Boston, MA

    • Artist Statement:

      My process is spontaneous, I don't plan or draw out my idea.  I am always in motion in the studio, letting one thing lead to another.  Most often I don't know what the piece will become until the very last moment. The process of hand fabricating allows me to work spontaneously, Letting one thing lead to another. I am able to manipulate my materials to create movement and space in a solid form. I love the engineering challenges in making such intimate sculptures. I am drawn to the inherent obsessiveness of creating these minute compositions, all the while seeking a balance of precision and chaos in each piece.

    • We are happy to accommodate special orders. Please contact us with the item you are interested in and we will get back to you. Because of the fluctuating price of previous metals the price of your special order may slightly from the price listed here.
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