“Ill take my sketchbook and camera and spend hours walking around people watching.”
Melody Shirazi is a secret keeper, a book-club member, an amateur-country-line dancer and a BRIKA Maker. She has many talents, and always wanted to master an age-old trade, which is how ISOBELL came to be. “It gave me the opportunity to combine my passions of using my hands to build something and my photography to showcase it,” she says.
She looks to 1920’s architecture, the individual style of her friends, and traditional metalworking processes to create limited-edition pieces using raw stone, sterling and brass. Her attention to detail is impressive; she sets each stone by hand and enamels every brass piece. Melody’s goal is to create jewelry that inspires confidence, and for 2014, she’s “embracing everything monochromatic because it's such a timeless trend."