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Cottonwood, AZ, United States

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MelodyODesigns: The home of unique, made from scratch handmade jewelry for those who like nature, bright colors and smiles.


polymer clay, jewelry making, music, gardening, hiking in the gorgeous red rocks of Sedona, Arizona

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My name is Anita Brandon, but I also answer to the nickname of Melody. I've been designing and creating innovative and unique jewelry from artist-quality polymer clay for 16 years, previously selling from my own dot com venue, Melody O'Beau Designs. I began by making pieces, especially faux Bakelite, to compliment my favorite vintage clothing outfits when I was unable to locate any suitable pieces for sale. A perfectionist, much of my work is influenced by my love of nature and is characterized by the use of bright colors, optimistic designs and meticulous attention to tiny details. My work has been featured in the pages of "PolymerCAFE" and "Making Jewellery" magazines, and at "Polymer Clay Daily" and "ClayPlayCafe". In my "other life" I'm a professional musician (an oboist) and former university music professor. My business name has officially been Melody O'Beau Designs for many years, as a way to incorporate the oboe and music into my business name. When I opened my studio here at ArtFire I shortened the name to MelodyODesigns. To find out additional info on how some of my pieces were made please visit me at my Melody O'Beau Designs blog or use the clickable link located underneath my photo. It is my hope that my jewelry creates smiles, both for the wearer and the watcher. The following is feedback that customers have left on my various websites: "My darling angel (i.e.Sedona Angel Ornament) arrived today! Thank you so much for your excellent service. I love her--everything about her, down to the hanger, is wonderful. She looks great on my tree!!!!! She's really special. What a happy accident to find her (you) in a search for an angel ornament!! Your workmanship is impeccable! JB, New Mexico" The necklace is AWESOME!!!!!! You do absolutely the most adorable work. I love it. MP, Florida I have to say, thus far, my favorite is the colorful cat with the love bugs, butterflies, and leaves on the necklace. It is very unusual and stands out. MP, Florida. I did receive the new cat necklace and as always it is exceptional. I do wear a lot of black and white so it will be just 'purrfect'. MP, Florida The necklace arrived yesterday and we are even more thrilled with it than the photos you sent. It is fantastic. Thank you so very much. If I think of any other custom touches or something different I'll be back in touch for you to work your magic............RA Australia You are a genius! This is absolutely beautiful & of wonderfully good quality. I wouldn't want a vintage one (ed. Bakelite Cherry Necklace) after seeing this. Thank you so much - this will be a favorite of mine.........S.F. I received my Cat Angel and I am really at loss for words. It is beyond my wildest expectations. This is the first time I've seen your work up close and found it extremely well done. You are truly an artist in every sense of the word. The workmanship (workwomanship) is exquisite. I am just overwhelmed at the minute' detail and care you put into your work........ J.W., CA My wife loved the cherry necklace and hasn't stopped talking about it.........R.A. Australia Love the 2 cat angels! They looked great on our Christmas tree"....Patsy of Clearwater_Creations at ArtFire My Halloween kitty arrived her! The fall colors are my favorites, so she will get worn frequently, not just at Halloween time. Thank you for the prompt shipment..........Claudia, MI I just adore your cat pin and I smile whenever I wear it. Thanks for your great customer service......... Annette, Troy OH Thank you. It arrived imperfect shape. Your work is so beautiful. Very glad that you ship to Canada.................BC My Halloween Kitty arrived yesterday and I'm thrilled with her! She is the cutest - SO much detail on her!! It's amazing that she is made from polymer clay. Fast shipping and overall a great shopping experience. Thanks!!.........Michelle of WingsofFlutter Your stunning cherry necklace arrived today and your attention to detail is awesome. Love it. ..................Lanie The cats are DARLING! Thanks for such quick service................MaryBeth, Plainfield NJ Wow! I love all of the details on the fiesta beads that you can't quite appreciate until you hold them in your hand..............North Carolina These are just gorgeous and very happy beads!................ Marilena, Sao Paulo Brazil Beautiful...adorable...colorful. Thank you!..........Becky, Boca Raton FL Thank you for customizing the kitty angel ornament. It's perfect!................... Fresno, CA The cats are SOOOO cute, and their eyes just mesmerize. You do beautiful work.....Jackie Sieben of ThePleasantPheasant at My cousin just called to tell me that the cat necklace just arrived and she's delighted with it. Thank you for shipping it to Scotland and for including the gift card. Bonnie Enjoying wearing my Sedona necklace. It brings back great memories of my Sedona vacation.......New York Your Fiesta Necklace is so cheerful and it arrived very quickly . ............. Maria, Santa Cruz CA The ladybug details seen in person are the most precious things ever. The necklace is even better than the photos................Norway Your attention to detail shows. My wife loves her necklace...........Paul, Boston MA I'm so pleased with the Christmas Kitty ornaments that I'm placing an order for more so I can give one to each of my grandchildren............Mary, Grand Rapids MI Absolutely beautiful work!!!!!!..........Susan, Skokie IL Your work is GORGEOUS..............Alto Vista CA Stunning work...................Birgit, Australia Your butterfly necklace is beautiful and looks authentic.....Reiko, Japan Thanks! I love it...............Candace, Salt Lake City UT

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    Behind the scenes studio photos of polymer clay beads with tiny appliqued designs.

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    Behind the scenes studio photo of making the Christmas Cats.

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    A sunny Monarch butterfly Hamsa I made from polymer clay and glass beads.

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    Enjoying a romp with one of our beloved "fur persons" in the garden. Cats figure prominently in my jewelry collection.