Melasdesign - Artist Susan Hicks

Melasdesign = Susan Hicks. This expressive contemporary art is an integral part of Susan’s colorful world of moonstruck art. Visit the artist owned and operated Melasdesign Handmade Shop for affordable original art jewelry, handmade in diverse classic to witchy styles. Shop original paintings, and signed art prints. Melasdesign full spectrum art ranges from boldly expressive illustration to vibrant abstract art, drawing inspiration from moonlit nights. Susan is honored to be forging her way as a Thomas, WV artist offering a variety of handmade crafts offered both here and in shops in Thomas. Off-site, shop Melasdesign art prints, home decor, and fashion with surface designer patterns and colorist sensibilities. Find pet portraits, photography, and political angst art collections on Society6 and CafePress too. Read on about the diverse offerings in art gifts and home decor for sale online. Make Melasdesign your source of art gifts. Lastly, an occasional blog on art and Living with Myasthenia Gravis is also on-site.

Melasdesign Handmade Shop features original jewelry designed and created by Alexandria, VA artist Susan Hicks (who enjoys the alter identity as a Thomas, WV artist too).  Handmade art jewelry in fine silvercopper, and bronze, and polymer clay – often one of a kind, sold artist direct. A home grown source of art gifts.  

Shop original Susan Hicks colorist art paintings and illustrated signed prints. Treat yourself or shop for art gifts. 

Are you thinking of long, dark nights, and maybe even Halloween? Shop dark art gifts from new silk scarves and bandanas, plus original abstract paintings, skull art, original jewelry, including otherwordly necklaces from the nocturnal stirrings of this Alexandria, VA / Thomas, WV artist.


30% off Android cases, iPhone cases, laptop sleeves, laptop skins, iPhone skins, card cases, wallet cases, Apple watch bands, iPad folio, wall calendar, planner, stickers, notebooks, stationery cards, acrylic trays, acrylic boxes and wrapping paper. thru February 22

This section is a springboard for shopping my colorful art organized by artistic style in the Melasdesign shop on Society6. The illustrations, digital art, and paintings shown below as art prints are also formatted for Wall Art | Apparel & Bags | Face Masks | Home Decor | Bed & Bath | Tabletop | Outdoor & Lifestyle | Tech | Office | Furniture  available site-wide on S6. Society6 is an excellent source for art decor from Melasdesign. The graphic above shows a sampling of my shop’s offerings. These Alexandria, VA artist’s designs can be shipped worldwide!

CafePress is Melasdesign’s eldest print-on-demand site. It offers a wider variety of products per single design than the Melasdesign shop on Society6. Product offerings span t-shirts, mugs, throw pillows, magnets, buttons, posters, key chains, printed jewelry, stickers, drinking glasses, ornaments, stationery, throw pillows, messenger bags, and more great products that compliment my colorful art. See my most popular pet portrait design on CafePress CaliQKitten. This shop’s merchandise ships from being designed on this Alexandria, VA artist’s desk to anywhere in the world.

Popular Designs

Street Shops

Melasdesign offers goods in rotating stock at gifts shop / florist extraordinaire Thomasyard. Stop in for unique gifts in the hipster small-town setting of Thomas, West Virginia. Chances are, you’ll find art merchandise from artist Susan Hicks. The shop currently features my Thomas, WV keychains, watercolor WV postcards, art mugs, felted vases and shibori lamp. 

Thomas WV Postcards; Thomasyard; original art; West Virginia artist
Thomas; West Virginia; souvenirs; keychains; melasdesign; handmade

In celebration of post-COVID shutdown reopening of Thomasyard for in-store shopping, I made these handmade bronze Thomas, West Virginia keychains. 

Shop my Shibori Lamp – a one of a kind shibori dyed felt shade on an upcycled vintage petal foot lamp. It’s a unique bit of my colorful fiber art decor that’s a great art gift.

shibori lamp; melasdesign; Thomasyard; Thomas, WV

Grab an artsy Melasdesign short run mug and gift it with a bag of coffee beans from the shop. This is one way I represent as a Thomas, WV artist.

Melasdesign - Susan Hicks gifts for sale at Thomasyard on Front Street in Thomas, West Virginia

Emerald Tree Boutique in Davis, WV is a charming cozy space bursting with nature inspired and handmade goodness. Each time I visit (and shop!) there are new “wow” items. The boutique now offers Melasdesign shibori dyed silk scarves. Did you know my original art training was in textile design?

Emerald Tree Boutique is the latest in shopping options in Davis, West Virginia. Round out your outfit of the day with one of these Melasdesign fashion accessories.

Blackwater River Scarf; bandana; shibori; Thomas WV; hand dyed; silk fashion

My dye baths were filled and brimming with excitement during the creation of my shibori dyed silk scarves and bandanas, including the moon and shooting stars scarf below.

celestial; scarf; scarves; blue white; Melasdesign Handmade Shop

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