melissa holdsworth South Yorkshire, United Kingdom
I am a leather jewellery maker based in South Yorkshire. I use re cycled leather and experiment with paint, heat and metal leafing to form unique pieces of jewellery . I am a self taught Artist and maker and I absolutely love what I do. I am always keen to explore new ideas and collaborate with people upon interesting projects.
I recently gave up my career which was in the catering industry where I co-owned and ran a busy successful cafe/restaurant. I enjoyed this for a number of years but I have always been drawn to creativity and I have incorporated this into everything and anything I did in the work place. At the age of 37yrs old I decided to follow my dream and start a new career in the Art industry. Not the easiest path but neither is the restaurant trade so I felt well equipped. So here I am, a full time maker and I feel right at home. I make jewellery from recycled leather and sell online, in local shops around the north and at various craft events. I also lead Art and craft workshops for adults and kids which are are becoming increasingly popular. I hope to get involved in community art projects at events in around the North over the next year.