Trace Designs Modern Handmade Jewelry

Boston, Massachusetts

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TraceDesigns is taking a short break


Note from shop owner I'm currently taking a break from my work to focus on family. I hope to reopen sometime in the future :)

Note from shop owner

Last updated on Aug 4, 2022

I'm currently taking a break from my work to focus on family. I hope to reopen sometime in the future :)

Tracy McMahon

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About TraceDesigns

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Rockhound to Beadaholic

My story begins in a small town in CT. As a child I loved exploring the outdoors. You could find me digging in the dirt, collecting rocks and "fossils" in my backyard. When we hit the beach, I'd stroll along trolling for beach glass, shells, and weathered rocks.

To my mother's dismay, I kept my discoveries in my room, on shelves, on the window sills, in various vases swiped from cabinets... I was hooked!

As I got older I frequented rock shops, making some fabulous natural stone purchases including an amazing rose quartz and raw amethyst that I still have today, and brought home stones found on hikes or on trips to other parts of the country.

Fast forward years later....

After college I moved to Boston, MA. On a whim a few friends and I took a simple beaded earring class at a local bead shop. That was all it took for me to rediscover my love for stones.

This time around I'm using gorgeous stones, to adorn others, not just my bedroom and I'm loving it :)

Shop members

  • Tracy McMahon

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Photographer

    Simply put, I love creating modern, beautiful jewelry that women love to wear. I like to dabble with minimalist, geometric, and boho chic looks that work along side my more traditional pieces. There is a little something for everyone in my shop!

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Last updated on May 9, 2022
Welcome to Trace Designs!

Trace was born out of an intense love for crafting. A small beading class combined with a few great friends opened the door to a full fledged crafting habit.

The pieces listed here continue to evolve and change with time but the fundamental philosophy remains the same... to create simple, beautiful, fun jewelry that you'll want to wear.

Check back often to see what will be created next!

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Returns & exchanges

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Payment for your purchase is expected at check out. I reserve the right to cancel a transaction if payment is not received upon check out. If you run into any problems during the checkout process please be in touch. I'm happy to work with you to complete the transaction so you can enjoy your jewelry as soon as possible!

MA sales tax will apply to those purchasing within MA.

Please remember that I can't issue refunds on any amount of an eCheck until that eCheck clears your bank (this can take as long as 7 days at times). We can be in close contact until that happens. Communication is key!


I ship by USPS first class for regular orders. If you would like insurance or expedited shipping, please contact me. I am happy to accommodate special shipping requirements. I do recommend insurance on higher priced items.

I cannot be held solely responsible for lost or delayed packages but I am happy to work with you to resolve any issues if this happens to occur. Please be aware that during busy times of the year (November and December) it can take up to a few weeks for first class packages to reach you. Please contact USPS for more information on that.

You will be notified if shipping will be delayed for any reason!

Additional policies and FAQs

I'm happy to work through any issue that you may have with ordering or payment. Just be in touch.

Interested in ordering a custom piece? I'm happy to work with you to create the perfect one-of-a-kind item.