Melasdesign Visionary Art & Handmade Jewelry

QUICK SHOP LINKS: Handmade Shop |  Handmade Darkness
Melasdesign on:  Society6 | CafePress
Galleries & Street Shops: More Info

Melasdesign - Artist Susan Hicks

Welcome to the Melasdesign World of Visionary Art and Original Handmade Jewelry by Thomas, WV artist / Alexandria, VA artist Susan Hicks. This expressive contemporary colorist art is a product of my own vision and imagination. Visit my artist owned and operated Handmade Shop for affordable original jewelry, handmade in classic, geek, and goth jewelry styles. Shop original paintings and signed  colorist art prints, made with the vision I keep before me – all for sale by artist. Melasdesign full spectrum art ranges from boldly expressive illustration to vibrant abstract art, drawing inspiration from meditation and dreams. It’s visionary. Off-site, shop Melasdesign art prints, home decor, and fashion with abstract, surface designer patterns, and colorist sensibilities. Find pet portraits, photography, and political angst art on Society6 and CafePress too. Read on about the plentiful offerings in visionary art gifts and art decor for sale online. Read the Melasdesign blog on art and Living with Myasthenia Gravis. Mela’s world is colorful and good. 

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.

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. 

By popular demand, Melasdesign now offers custom pet portraits in oil pastels on paper in a free and easy style. 50% of proceeds will benefit Animal Friends of Doggy Sods in Davis, WV.

This service grew out of Doggy Sods’ “Silly Pet Portrait” fundraiser. My portraits are not *quite* so silly, but are still an artsy, fun way to benefit their great cause. 


40% Off iPhone / Android / Pixel Phone Cases 30% Off Wall Art, Furniture, Home Decor, Bed & Bath, Tabletop, Office, Tech, Apparel & Bags, Outdoor & Lifestyle from Melasdesign on Society6. Through Midnight PT Nov. 11

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!

  • popular; landscape art; Amsterdam; Canaan Valley, West Virginia; Melasdesign on Society6
    Fall Barn Scene & Vincent's Amsterdam - Landscapes Collection

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.

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.

shibori silk scarves; Melasdesign

My dye baths were filled in Summer, but my heart was thinking of Fall with this Moon Phase Shibori Scarf.

Moon Phase Shibori Scarf; Fall Colors; Melasdesign

Last, but not least, Melasdesign offers stock photography, illustration, and clip art through Dreamstime as Susan Hicks

Copyright © 2020 – Melasdesign / Susan Hicks All Rights Reserved | Alexandria, VA Artist / Thomas, WV Artist
Site Powered By Dreamhost