About Melissa van Dijk

Melissa is a self taught jewelry designer and bead pattern designer. She started making jewelry in 2005, using wire and gemstones. A year later she discovered working with seed beads and how many possibilities and patterns there are to use them. She was inspired by the work of Diane Fitzgerald and Sandra D. Halpenny.

In 2007 she started experimenting with some existing patterns, and soon came up with some new ideas. From that moment on, she started designing her own bead patterns, which are published frequently on this website.

Some patterns are published in American jewelry magazines. These are shown here