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Wednesday, April 13, 2011

BESTeam Feature :: Designs by M'Ayanna

Much like last week where I wrote about the bond of a mother-daughter relationship, this week's feature connects the dots in much the same way. What began as a shop for a daughter became a new found interest for the mother. After Patrice Kelly's 10-year old daughter's jewelry making interests waned after three weeks, Patrice found herself hooked. Although her daughter's interest wasn't there anymore, Designs by M'Ayanna reflects that relationship of mother and daughter being short for "Mommy and Ayanna".


Initially, Patrice saw jewelry making as a hobby that relaxed her. She could escape daily stressors by becoming absorbed in her craft. As time went on and abilities increased, she was finding herself purchasing an increase of supplies and books to continue her growth. As her skills evolve, her products may also see some changes to reflect these new skills.


Simple, classic pieces with a sometimes unexpected twist are what comprises most of Designs by M'Ayanna. Sometimes there will be a piece larger in size because the particular components caught the eye of Patrice calling her to make something with it. I just love how the pieces have a very classic feel to them. I imagine wearing one of these pieces is like how I feel wearing my string of pearls I receieved from my parents; no matter if it's with a nice button down for work or a more casual shirt for everyday, I feel like the pearls make any outfit have an air of sophistication. This feeling teamed with some of the popular earthy hues of dusty roses and seafoam greens can bring out confidence and happiness in any wearer.

Take a peek at some of Designs by M'Ayanna's creations


MultiMixer Earrings One


NEW Wire Wrapped and Beaded Necklace



Pink Stone Crystal and Glass Bead Necklace


These items are just a small sampling of the beautiful pieces Designs by M'Ayanna has to offer. To check out these and all of the pieces created by Chicagoan stop by Designs by M'Ayanna {click here}. Then head over to Patrice's blog and Twitter and be sure to become a follower.

1 comment:

  1. she does have some beautiful pieces in her shop. very talented.
    - ourhometoyours

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