Melissa Designer Jewelry

Handcrafted Jewelry, Custom Design, and Watch Batteries

Melissa Booth's Professional Resume



Arts Business Institute, The Business of Art Marketing Symposium, 2003

Gemological Institute of America, Wax Carving, 2001

Gemological Institute of America, Diamond Identification, 1991

Gemological Institute of America, Advanced Stone Setting, 1990

Gemological Institute of America, Stone Setting, 1989

University of Wisconsin at Madison, Bachelor of Fine Arts, 1989


2002 – 2006: Orange County Artists Guild Board Member

2001 – Present: Melissa Designer Jewelry inc, owner

1998 – 2001: Cast In Stone, owner, Asheville, NC

1988 – 1998: Jewelers Workshop, Madison, WI


2005 – Through Women’s Eyes, By Women’s Hands, Women’s Center, Chapel Hill, NC

2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008 - Orange County Artist Guild, Studio Tour Exhibition. Arts Center, Carrboro, NC

2003 - Orange County Arts Commission. Town Hall, Chapel Hill, NC

1999 - Southern Highlands Craft Guild, New Members Exhibition. Folk Art Center,  Asheville, NC

Awards & Honors

2010, 2011, 2013, 2014, 2015: News of Orange County, Best Jeweler in Hillsborough, NC

2009: Artsfest, Stuart, FL, 2nd place Jewelry

2007: Under the Oaks, Vero Beach, FL, 2nd place Jewelry

2006: Atalaya Art & Craft Fair, Murrells Inlet, SC, Award of Distinction

2006: American Art Collector - Southeast Publication

2006: Art on Main, Hendersonville, NC, 2nd place Fine Craft

2006: Mount Dora Arts Festival, Mount Dora, FL, Best of Jewelry

2005: American Art Collector - Southeast Publication

2005: 4 Bridges Arts Festival, Chattanooga, TN, purchase award

2005: Art Market at Historic Honey Horn, Hilton Head Island, SC,  award winning jewelry designs

2004: American Craft Council, Mentor Program, Baltimore Wholesale Show

2003: Spring Art Festival, Gainesville, FL, award winning jewelry designs

2002: Art Fair on the Square, Madison, WI, award winning jewelry designs

2000: Los Angeles Times “Weddings of Distinction”, Wedding bands feature

2000: Fountain Square Art Festival, Evanston, IL, award winning jewelry designs

1997: Wisconsin Jewelers Association, Madison, WI, First Place Earring (2 awards)

1996: Wisconsin Jewelers Association, Madison, WI, First Place Earrings

1995: Wisconsin Jewelers Association, Madison, WI, Best of Show


2009: Craft Boston, Boston, MA

         Northern Virginia Fine Arts Festival, Reston, VA

2007: Laumeier Sculpture Park Arts Festival, St. Louis, MO

2006: Coconut Grove Arts Festival, Coconut Grove,  FL

2005:  Winter Park Sidewalk Art Festival, Winter Park, FL

          Crafts Park Avenue, New York, NY

2004:  American Craft Council, Charlotte, NC & Sarasosota, FL

          American Craft Council, Baltimore, MD


Southern Highland Craft Guild

Piedmont Craftsmen

Carolina Designer Craftsmen