Ascendant Jewelry Studio

Melissa Hampton is a jewelry artist from St. Louis, Missouri. She became fascinated with adornment after inheriting her grandmother’s collection of vintage
jewelry. She holds a Masters in Fine Arts: Metals and Jewelry Design and uses traditional techniques to express big ideas in the form of wearable sculpture. Her work visually expresses the power of creation stories to merge the physical, geological, and spiritual and how these stories often become compelling metaphors for human experience.