Welcome! My name is Paloma Mele, and I’m an artist who loves designing and making jewelry.
Those who know me will tell you that I am, and always have been, a creative spirit. I draw, paint, photograph, write, decoupage, arrange flowers, do visual merchandising, and anything that presents itself to me. As long as I get to make something beautiful.
With all these passions, I went to college at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts for filmmaking. Film has so many facets - writing, cinematography, directing, editing, costumes, sets - I figured it would satisfy my multifaceted desires.
Out of college, I made my way into sound editing, and then into film editing. I got to work on some incredible films, and work with incredible editors, directors, producers, and actors.
But there was one thing missing. Can you guess what it was?
I was working on everybody else’s vision, and not my own.
In fact, the only creative outlet I had for myself, since 2003, was hand making jewelry, and it had grown into a serious passion. Everybody told me the intricate, hand wire wrapped earrings and necklaces I was making for myself, friends, family could be sold in stores. After a couple of stores began carrying my pieces, I knew they were right.
In 2014, I said a very loving goodbye to the film industry, and delved into jewelry design.
But with all those different creative interests, you may be wondering…
I haven’t actually stopped all my other activities, but jewelry is number one.
As I began gifting jewelry to my family and friends, those earrings and necklaces became important staples in their daily attire. But even more than that, some of the pieces became linked to who that person was.
I realized the power of jewelry, for myself, and for many women.
It is a source of identity, and strength.
Through the ancient traditions of wire wrapping, beading, and lost wax casting, I get to create wearable art that’s not only beautiful - it’s meant to bring out your boldest, most comfortable sense of beautiful self.
I don’t mean to get so serious, but this what makes me so passionate about jewelry.
Borrowing from cultures around the world, as well as ancient symbology, I tap into the female archetype in each of us. With gold and silver metals, a prism of color gemstones, and meticulous craftsmanship, I hope to reflect your own powerful image.
Please enjoy your jewelry, and wear with confidence.