Every store, whether online or brick & mortar, has a story. This is mine.
I come from a family of crafters. My grandparents grew up in the south at the turn of the century when making what you needed, and wanted, was a way of life. It’s a mindset that my grandmother passed on to my mother, who passed it on to myself and my siblings. Before there was MadeByMiqui Jewelry, I made jewelry as a hobby, mostly for myself. And I do it now, not as a necessity, but as a way to express my creativity and point of view. Crafting is in my blood. And I LOVE beautiful , unique jewelry.
How it started
It’s no wonder my first visit to a bead store a few years ago (I was looking for beads to adorn a knitting project) opened up a whole new world to me. I was mesmerized by the colors, and shapes, and the absolutely gorgeous items made by the store’s owner and staff. It was then that I realized that this was something I could wanted to as well.
So I found a source for beading materials and projects. I found a simple project, bought what I needed to complete it and followed the instructions. When I was done, I had a necklace that was as well crafted as any I could have purchased from a store. I was proud of what I’d accomplished. More so, I had fun doing it. I wanted more.
The journey continues…
I bought more supplies and more tools. And completed more projects, mastering more techniques, and developing an aesthetic that reflects who I am. When one of my coworkers commissioned me to make a bracelet for her sister to wear to her prom, I came to a startling realization – not only is beading my passion, I’m good at it. It helped me discover that beading affords me the opportunity to express my creative side and indulge in my love of jewelry at the same time – a passion and love I am eager to share with you. Thus the creation of MadeByMiqui Jewelry.
My philosophy is that the right piece of jewelry should complement your outfit, and elevate your spirits as well. I also pride myself on not making anything that I would not proudly wear myself, and take tremendous care and pride in crafting the items I produce to last – I want you, or your giftee, to enjoy what I create for years to come.
Thanks again for visiting. I hope you find what you’ll love, or that we can work together to create something special for you.