Melissa Lowery has crafted and made things with her hands since childhood and established SSD Jewelry in 1993. She is a self-taught artist who enjoys experimenting with metals,
specializing in base metal etching, stamping, and homemade patinas. Reduce, reuse and recycle…..this mentality is a huge inspiration, and she incorporates vintage, up-cycled materials, reclaimed metals and organic materials such as repurposed leather, wood, and natural fibers whenever possible.
The patina recipes are all secret and home made. They add unique colors and diversity to the collection and all recipes are free of harsh chemicals and are eco-friendly.. Melissa’s goal is that her jewelry will connect with someone—visually and emotionally and that her production process will leave as small of a “footprint” environmentally as possible.