melissa clemente

Melissa Clemente is a jewelry designer, fellow Filipino-Canadian friend who is based in Toronto. Above are my favorite pieces of hers. Various forms of Filipino costuming, folk dance and mythology are referenced in her work. Certain pieces definitely feel tribal with an added (very) modern twist. I love the use of natural materials. Her pieces are sculptural, unique, very provocative and very sexy. Not for the faint of heart. They are often asymmetrical too. Most pieces can be worn a number of ways. This allows for the wearer to put their own personal stamp on it as well. 

She's got an Etsy shop and for local Brooklynites, a store called Serimony on Court St. carries her work.