About Us

Welcome! We are Alysia and Norbert, and we are the metalsmiths/owners of Blue Hour Designs.

We make beautifully modern and handcrafted jewelry that we design and make from beginning to end in our studio outside of Boulder, Colorado. Everything that we create focuses on fine craftsmanship with a strong dose of creativity, which results in designs that are unique and one of a kind. We take a lot of pride in our work, pay a lot of attention to detail and strongly believe in using only high quality, recycled precious metals.

The inspiration for our name 'blue hour' comes from the French expression 'l'heure bleue', which refers to twilight. Twilight has always been Alysia’s favorite and most inspiring time of day, and it is also a vivid part of her very first memory as a child.

Alysia is the heart, designer and metalsmith of blue hour designs. Norbert handles most of the business and marketing as well as spending a great deal of time helping Alysia bring her designs to fruition. We are a multi-cultural family and find inspiration for our jewelry in our backgrounds and frequent travels. Alysia is also influenced by strong graphic lines and sculptural forms, which are the backdrop for many of her designs. All of this manifests into designs that embody a modern and worldly aesthetic.

For behind the scenes look into our work please visit us on Instagram and Facebook.

Alysia Sánchez Melnikov & Norbert Melnikov