Melanie Reglis Bio
Melanie Regli is the artist in residence at Reglis Missing Link. Mel is a self taught chain mail jeweller learning from countless hours of practise, trial and error. Raised by a single working mum Mel can credit much of her early learning and creative mind to her Nan. Learning many old home crafts form cooking to knitting, cross-stitch to sewing. Much of Mels 'can do' attitude has come from many hours practising alongside her Nan, with her constant guidance. Chain mail has been a source of creative release for Mel while raising a young family of three. Learning from other artists, jewellers, books and much internet research mixing her crafts to create countless pieces as gifts for her children, friends and family. Living in the suburbs of Melbourne while raising her young family Mel also worked in child care and later in the tech industry building and testing circuitry for security systems sold world wide. After a divorce and moving to Wodonga Mel continued working in child care while still spending many hours creating jewellery for markets. Remarrying in 2014 to Daniel Regli a long lost high school crush and deb partner. In 2015 they move to the historical township of Chiltern. Shortly after moving Mel received a request from a small family cafe business in Chiltern to take up residence in there small studio. With much encouragement from Family and friends Mel took the leap into the world of art and Jewellery retail.