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MaggieMays offers a beautiful blend of traditional, unique, top quality, one-of-a-kind original stunning and mesmerizing fine jewelry using precious, semi-precious gemstones, pearls, diamonds, crystals and handcrafted artisan bead design's. Modern, elegant, sophisticated, classic and heirloom quality jewelry to pass on generation to generation; using the highest quality gemstone's possible. Give the quality he/she deserves! Welcome to your one stop shop for OOAK fine jewelry design's and handcrafted artisan creations in all shapes and sizes to meet your individual needs and special occasions.

Friday, September 28, 2012

Luxury of Pearls

memoriedesignsAnn Brown the fine owner of memoriedesigns began making jewelry about 15 years ago. What started out as something she enjoyed for herself ended taking her over and that's how memoriedesigns came about being part of the ArtFire family of talented and creative artisan's. Ann has a love for creating jewelry pieces in which her designing brings a new piece to fruition which is rewarding as a artisan!

Next to the diamond, no gem has fascinated humankind more than the pearl. Today's birthstone for June, the pearl was long believed to possess a special mystical quality, symbolized by the glow that seems to radiate from its very center. Over time, the pearl has acquired strong associations with love, success, happiness, and the virtues of modesty, chastity, and purity, which make it a popular choice for brides on their wedding day. Every woman should own at least one piece of pearl jewelry to pass on as a heirloom and memoriedesigns of the It's Better Handmade Guild on artfire has put together a pearl collection called "Pearl by Stevie Wonder and It's Better Handmade"which includes rich, classy and elegant pearl jewelry for you to choose as that special gift.

Ann loves creating and bringing a new piece to fruition! Some of her interests are designing beaded jewelry,
Cultured pearl necklace, with South African seed pearls wire wrapping rings, pendants, bracelets
Verdigris metal rectangle charm bracelet, shabby chic and custom work for special occasions.

As we all know life takes a left turn on us and we end up in a position that leaves us not being able to enjoy what we like most. Ann has went through this but she is back and designing her wonderful jewelry design's. Stop on by memoriedesigns where you will find all jewelry creation's handcrafted by Ann herself. Sure you can go out to the mall and spend hours looking why not check out memoriedesigns where you will see nothing but high quality jewelry pieces that will last you a lifetime with proper care. Here's a sneak peak at what you'll see:

Sterling silver filigree square earrings on fishhook ear wires


Cultured Pearl .925 Pendant necklace, Sterling silver clasp


With Ann's expertise as a talented handmade artisan, her knowledge of designing and repairing jewelry item's at times, I am proud to have her as a fellow member of the It's Better Handmade Guild on ArtFire!

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Thursday, September 27, 2012

Spectrum of the color Green

The meaning of the color green for men signifies joyousness, transitory hope, decline of friendship; and for woman, unfounded ambition, childish delight and change. Specialtivity, a member of the Its Better Handmade guild on ArtFire has caught all of this in her collection of greens called: Glorious Greens! Specialtivity has outdone herself bring you a collection of not only handmade gifts but each item has been created by artisan's who believe in and work hard at creating handmade item's for your enjoyment. MaggieMays was invited to be among such talented artisan's of the Its Better Handmade Guild and have her Jadeite Clam Shell Jade Pendant Necklace with Fresh Water Pearls included. This is a great honor!

Specialtivity is a artisan who has the the desire and is in her nature; she truly craves and enjoys experiencing handmade creations whether it's created by her own hands or someone else who believes in handmade. specialtivityHer name is Kathy and she has always loved to do anything creative; such as, knitting, crocheting, cross stitch, embroidery, and her latest endeavor handmade jewelry. She believes that in doing anything that is artistic and creative is really tapping into your true spiritual side and is very fulfilling!

At Kathy's studio (Specialtivity) on ArtFire.com you will find a splendor of handmade design's such as a array of earrings, necklace's, jewelry sets, rings, rosary's, holiday all the way to sandals!
20 and a half inch Zig Zag Wire Wrapped Glass Teardrop Pendant
2 and a half inch Gold and Silver beaded chain dangle earrings
Anglican rosary beads with large black beaded cross and glass beads
healing stone aqua,cobalt blue, amethyst beaded cabochon pendant 

As you can see, Specialtivity has many gift idea's that would make great gifts for holiday's, birthday's, wedding anniversary's or any occasion but who needs a occasion for gift giving! So be sure to stop on by Specialtivity and browse her shop and all the other artisan's that were included in such a fine collection!

Being part of a guild is not only to promote your own design's but to let the world know about handmade artisan's creativity, members talents and strengths, knowledge and skills. We as a guild motivates, inspires, consoles and celebrates members accomplishments. Thanks to Myeuropeantouch for reminding all of us what the It's Better Handmade ArtFire Guild is all about. 

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Sparkling Gifts for Your Gal

MaggieMays Yellow Gold .25ct Diamond Journey Curve Necklace was honored in a collection curated by SECONDHANDNEL that is full of sparkling, twinkling and elegant gifts that will put a smile on your sweetheart's face with a everlasting twinkle in her eye's.



She is a very talented and creative artisan who loves vintage, antiques and antique china. She has sold antiques for years and especially loves antique Edwardian and Victorian clothing. You can find a array of creative gifts that not only meets all your needs but makes great gifts for the one you love, gift giving, friends or even co-worker's.


tatting, broderie anglaise, bed linen, table linen, damask, hats, hndbags, purses, costume jewellery, Victorian dresses, Edwardian nightdresses, petticoats, camisoles, knickers, christening gowns, monogrammed napkins

MaggieMays necklace can be found by following this link: http://www.artfire.com/ext/shop/product_view/MaggieMays/3866318 and for more diamond jewelry http://www.artfire.com/ext/shop/studio/MaggieMays/1/7/44544//. All diamond jewelry is ON SALE! MaggieMays is the place to go for high quality Fine Jewelry that is one-of-a-kind with 100% quality. Stop on by and don't forget to check out the other great shops on ArtFire.com.