Melissa Cable is a mixed media artist, instructor and author who thrives on developing new designs and techniques with traditional and non-traditional materials, from metal, leather, and plastics to wood, clay and found objects. She is fascinated by the translation of techniques between materials and shares this love with students in her workshops around the world.
She is the founder of Create Recklessly, a line of creative supplies in partnership with Beadsmith. The line includes leather working tools and supplies developed by Melissa and artist concrete supplies developed by artist Robert Dancik. The line can be found in brick-and mortar and online stores in countries across the world.
She is the author of Spotlight on Wire (2011), Metal Jewelry in Bloom (2013) and Beautiful Leather Jewelry (2014). She served as a columnist for Step-by-Step Wire and filmed two leatherworking DVDs through Interweave. Her work has been featured in Art Jewelry, BeadStyle, Stringing Magazine, Wirework Magazine, Showcase 500 Art Necklaces and Brenda Schweder's Collaborate: Friends in the Making.