Saturday, November 29, 2008

Custom Orders Taken!

If you haven't stopped by to do some holiday shopping at my shop,, then you must as soon as possible. I offer many different styles of jewelry in a variety of price ranges for EVERYONE on your holiday shopping list. I am taking custom orders, too! If you see something you like but it's just not in the "right" color or length, etc. do not hesitate to email me with your specific request. I wil respond within 24 hours. Thanks again for your business.
Happy Holidays!

MAK Designs

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Getting Geared Up For a SUCCESSFUL Holiday Season!

It's crunch time friends! I've sent out emails, filled out application for shows for next year, taken pictures for juried shows, and next week I'm hitting the pavement locally to visit salons and bridal boutiques. Since real estate has squealed to a halt for the most part, (yes, I'm a Realtor, too), I'm putting my head to the grindstone to market my wearable artistic designs!I have bills to pay from my daughter's college tuition, to paying off my medical bills, to paying everyday living expenses. I know everyone is paying the price, but I am determined to not sit there and take it. I have got to do something to make this work.
The politicians say, "We're not in a recession." I beg to differ and have for some time. Maybe "they'" are not feeling the recession, but the middle class IS. You can be sure they've had the extra cash flow to save up, but not the working class. Most of us live hand to mouth, trying to make a better life and future for our kids. They have got to see that it's not all about them. I HATE politics and always have, and I'm sick and tired of them trash talking each other. It's not helping them win my confidence in them and my vote. I think the American people, the regular "Joe Schmoe's" of this great country, deserve better. We have suffered long enough. OK, enough of my rambling! I just can't see how any of them will get anywhere in office if they can't get the backing of the House and Senate. They can make all the promises they want. Let's see once they get into office who will make their promises come true. This Country needs it NOW!
I didn't mean to go off on a tangent, but when I see people struggling, losing their homes, (and I've seen it first hand, especially in my business), people divorcing because of money matters, people unable to find work because companies can't afford to hire, companies closing their doors because they can't pay their bills, I become very frustrated, angry, and disappointed in our political system allowing this to occur to people in this great nation who help keep this country strong. I am feeling it personally, too, and when it effects my children and family I get MAD and want to go to Washington and tell these idiots to get their heads out of their butts, or get off of their pedestals and look to who put their behinds in those offices. I want to tell them to grow up, to start thinking about the little guy, yea us down here, the hard working middle class, who are paying for your fancy airplanes, trips and parties. We're paying your bills, while you piss all over us. OK, I did it again! Sorry.
I'll stop before I start a new paragraph and get myself into trouble again!
My blog wasn't going to be about that "junk." I was going to make it a positive place for people to come and enjoy and view my work, (and maybe even sell a few pieces!)
Until next time!
MAK Designs

Saturday, September 6, 2008

MORE Great Designs just added.....

Wow, I've gone wire-wrapping crazy! I absolutely LOVE wire-wrapping with copper, brass and silver. Using different textures and varying colors of unpolished semiprecious gemstones with wire has taken me into a new line of one-of-a-kind pieces. I have incorporated historic and vintage crystals along with Austrian Swarovski crystals, Czech glass and Turquoise from Nevada in these special originals, too!

All of these unique creations can be found on my website:


Sunday, August 24, 2008

New Designs Recently Added...Check them out!

Get started on your holiday shopping NOW!
New designs, easy online purchasing, CUSTOM ORDERS gladly taken!

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Friday, August 15, 2008

MAK Designs' Custom Hand Made Beaded Jewelry: Welcome!

MAK Designs' Custom Hand Made Beaded Jewelry: Welcome!

Friday, August 1, 2008


Welcome to my Blog!

I began my beading journey at the tender young age of 14. Twenty-six years later my love for making jewelry resurfaced. I've used beads in my collection that I've moved and stored over the years. Some of my beads originate from vintage pieces of jewelry that are carefully and lovingly dismantled, then they are used in "new" pieces created only by me.

Schooled as a graphic artist and illustrator I became charmed once again creating one of a kind beaded and lapidary pieces in 2002. I create all my work in my home studio in Jamestown, North Carolina.

My jewelry is handmade, and of my own designs. I think "fun" and "spontaneity" are reflected in my designs. I believe in the healing properties of gemstones which is why I like working with natural components. Materials used are subject to availability. I do not make the same thing twice, they might look similar but, are different variations. You can be sure that the piece you purchase is unique. I use the best quality sterling silver beads and findings. Great care is taken to ensure that each piece is made to become a treasured favorite.

CUSTOM ORDERS gladly taken upon request. Please email me with your request. A response to your request will be made within 48 hours. *Please see my payment policies and methods of payment at

Pictures are enlarged to show detail. Please feel free to contact me if you would like more size specifications. Colors on monitors vary; I attempt to make the pictures look as realistic as possible on my monitor, but it may not match yours.

COPYRIGHT on all original designs is held by MAK Designs. This includes photos of the item as well as the item itself.
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