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