I first found out about Axelhoney (Melissa Contreras) a few years ago at Bazaar Bizaare. I bought a necklace from her that is still, hands down, my most favorite piece of jewelry. I get so many compliments whenever I wear it!
She's come a long way since then, and now her lovely paintings are gracing exhibits all over the place! She's part of a girl show at Compound Gallery in Portland entitled Ready Set Go, and she also has work up right now at the Hive Gallery in Los Angeles.
I was super excited to see that her necklaces are still available, you can get them in her Etsy shop, along with tees, prints, and her super cute little mooshee sculptures.