chitowndesign

CHI-TOWN DESIGN

Evanston, Illinois 126 Sales On Etsy since 2013

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chitowndesign

CHI-TOWN DESIGN

Evanston, Illinois | 126 Sales

Marti

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Marti

Announcement    www.martideboer.com; Facebook at Chi-town Design; Instagram at marti.deboer

Great story about marti's journey:
http://voyagechicago.com/interview/meet-marti-deboer-chi-towndesign-north-evanston/

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Last updated on Feb 12, 2019

www.martideboer.com; Facebook at Chi-town Design; Instagram at marti.deboer

Great story about marti's journey:
http://voyagechicago.com/interview/meet-marti-deboer-chi-towndesign-north-evanston/

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About

Marti's story

Over the years I have tried many crafts to satisfy my creative drive. Jewelry is the one that stuck. I have been making jewelry for about 7 years. It all started with a $15 bead kit. That led to metalworking classes which led to enameling. Recently I have begun to work with ceramics, including raku. My other passions in life are travel and nature, which provide inspiration for my designs.

Before making jewelry I rarely wore it. My personal style is quite casual and simple, so most jewelry felt too dressy. As I started to experiment and produce my own pieces, I began to enjoy wearing what I made. Now I usually make 2 of everything in case I want to keep one for myself.

I always strive to produce pieces that are well-crafted, attractive and edgy. My most successful designs are a result of an organic, experimental process. My vague ideas come together as I play with the components. One client described my designs as jewelry collages. I hope you find them interesting.

The name of my shop was partially chosen by my niece who helped me set up on Etsy. Since I live in "Chicagoland" and Chicago is an edgy city that has great design, ethnic diversity, and natural beauty, I think it is appropriate.

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  • Marti

    Owner, Maker, Designer

    Hi, my name is Marti. I love to craft and assemble beautiful and interesting elements to produce edgy, wearable jewelry.

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