3 Free Tips for Creating Resilience in 2019

Can you believe 2019 is already here?! I am spending some time journaling and reflecting. For me, this past year has been filled with a lot of challenge, loss, and change. I am so grateful to be surrounded by incredible people who have shown me and my husband endless love and support throughout these challenges. This year has taught me what it means to be resilient.

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Melissa Ballone
Beneath the Label Survey Results

This short survey was generated to identify which fluxes are being used by jewelers and metalsmiths internationally. The survey was used as an indication not only of which fluxes were being used, but also whether the safety and sustainability of flux was a concern.

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Melissa Ballone
Recipe: Power Lunch

The weather is shifting & so should your menu, makers! Remember, ingredients that are in season taste better, are less expensive, & are more environmentally friendly! Here is a recipe to help you transition into winter with ease. Being busy is a go-to  excuse to eat poorly, but that is when you need wholesome nutrition the most! Along with the change in seasons come sniffling noses and harsh coughs. This meal will provide your badass body with the necessary tools to combat any germs that come your way. Creating this dish requires minimal effort, but you will enjoy the leftovers for days.

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Collaboration leads to more!

Last Spring, Lucy Derickson from Ethical Metalsmith Students reached out to me to see how our organizations could potentially collaborate. I knew right away that we would be a great match. So we teamed up and started looking for schools that would be interested in conducting research to benefit our field of makers.

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Melissa Ballone
Change is Inevitable

This year has taught me that change is inevitable, constant, and natural. The way the seasons shift from one to another. The way our bodies grow, strengthen, and wear. The way we move from one place to the next. The way relationships weave throughout our lives.

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Melissa Ballone