Announcement Thank you for visiting Kidder Custom Creations! 3 friends & I make jewelry, rosaries & lanyards using gemstones & seed beads. We have a wonderful time together eating, laughing & making jewelry. 10% of our profits are donated to local charities in Tucson, AZ.
Thank you for visiting Kidder Custom Creations! 3 friends & I make jewelry, rosaries & lanyards using gemstones & seed beads. We have a wonderful time together eating, laughing & making jewelry. 10% of our profits are donated to local charities in Tucson, AZ.
bluesbrother624 on Jun 11, 2015
This necklace bracelet and earrings are lovely and were delivered promptly. The designer/shop owner also gifted me with a pierced set of earrings and bracelet because she had inadvertently sent a larger bracelet and pierced earrings also added a bonus bracelet I didn't ask she just did this; great person to do business with
Hello! Thank you for visiting Kidder Custom Creations. My name is Marcia Kidder. I grew up in a small town near Canton, Ohio. When I was a small child, my mom taught me how to cross-stitch and needlepoint. (With twin infants, she needed something to keep me out of her hair!) During my teen years, my great-grandma Cassie taught me the fine art of sewing handmade quilts – a hobby I continue to enjoy. As you can see, I grew up with a love and appreciation for quality craftsmanship.
My husband, Mike, and I were married in 1973. I am a nurse and Mike is retired from the Air Force. During his 30 year career, we were stationed in New Mexico, North Carolina, South Carolina and Okinawa, Japan. We retired in Tucson, Az. What an exciting and adventurous life we’ve had! We have two grown children and two grandchildren, ages 6 and 4. They bring so much joy, energy and laughter to our lives. Thank goodness they all live close enough that we get to see each other often.
While visiting the Tucson Gem and Mineral Show, I was inspired to start making jewelry. I went with the intention of buying finished products. But I would pick up an item, look at it and think, “I can make this.” I took a Stringing 101 class and made a necklace, bracelet and earrings. I wore the set to work and someone bought it! Then I took a Kumihimo class and had the same results. I continued taking classes including Russian Spiral, Dutch Spiral, Netting and many more. The results were always the same – I wore the sets to work and went home without them! Before I could string another bead, Kidder Custom Creations was born and had taken on a life of its own.
I like working with polished gemstones and seed beads. What makes me different from other jewelry makers? Quality! I don’t hesitate to tear a piece apart if I’m not satisfied with the end result. The Netted Goldstone is the most challenging piece I’ve ever made. I completely remade it 3 times before I was happy with the result! It takes about 28 hours to make! It has appeared on Tucson’s TV show The Morning Blend. Here is a link to the Netted Goldstone Set: https://www.etsy.com/listing/87388976/goldstone-jewelry-set?ref=shop_home_feat_3
When I told my Bunco and Red Hat Society friends that I had started making jewelry, they asked if I would teach classes. So once a week, four of us get together and eat, talk, laugh and make jewelry together. The items you see on Etsy are the result of our synergistic creativity. The thing I’m most proud of is that we donate 10% of our proceeds to local charities.
I hope you enjoy browsing through our creations. When you find patterns you like, contact me and we’ll make them in the colors and sizes you choose. Think how confident you’ll feel when you arrive at work or a special event wearing custom-made jewelry that matches your outfit. Think of all the compliments you’ll receive because you look so chic and stylish. You’ll look like you spent a fortune - only you will know how inexpensive it really was!
When you give handmade jewelry as a gift, you make the recipient feel special. She will know you put a lot of thought into choosing just the right colors and patterns. She’ll think of you and be so pleased every time she wears it. Your gift may become a treasured family heirloom, passed down through the generations.
Please keep us in mind for upcoming birthdays, anniversaries, holidays, gift exchanges, weddings and other special occasions. How about rewarding yourself simply because you deserve it?
Hello! Thank you for visiting Kidder Custom Creations. My name is Marcia Kidder. I'm pictured here with my hubby of 43 years.
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