Wearable Truth By Designer Melanie Bond Invokes Hope

Local designer Melanie Bond really gives her word when it comes to her designs as she has
named her latest collection ‘Wearable Truth’.

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Melanie Bond welcomes Cate Conway to new studio

Launched this month in a stunning showcase which took place in Central Church in Belfast,
the collection was initially inspired by Proverbs 3:3 – “Don’t ever forget kindness and truth.
Wear them like a necklace. Write them on your heart as if on a tablet.”; but she also found
inspiration in the writings of St. Patrick and the work of C.S. Lewis.

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“As a designer, I aim to bring timeless truth to the collection’s wearers;” says Melanie. “I
wanted to combine ageless wisdom with contemporary design. The pieces in this collection
incorporate traditional typed lettering and hand-cut wooden elements. Messages are typed
in a vintage typewriter style and made into pendants or little elements hand-wired into
pieces. Words and messages are also hand-stamped onto hand-cut, painted oak, while
other elements used include stone & pebbles, glass crystal, opalite, pearl and diamante.

“All pieces are designed and made with meaning locally in my newly opened studio in
Dromore, where I can also take appointments for bespoke pieces or special occasion gifts. I
really am on a mission to uplift those around me and to offer hope by bringing it into the
wearer’s everyday life.”

Melanie’s collection can be found online at www.melaniebond.co.uk


Leanne is the editor in chief of BELFAST.CO.UK.