MAKAdesignsLifestyle

MAKA designs Lifestyle by Alexandra Jamroz

Chicago, Illinois · 55 Sales

MAKAdesignsLifestyle

MAKA designs Lifestyle by Alexandra Jamroz

Chicago, Illinois 55 Sales On Etsy since 2008

5 out of 5 stars
(15)

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Alexandra

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Announcement   Organic and bold, simple and textured these are the words one can use to describe the work of MAKA designs jewelry. The pieces are inspired by walking in the woods, visiting the lake in the summer, and mediating while practicing yoga.


Alexandra Jamroz, a Chicago metalsmith, uses Argentium silver, brass, copper, semi precious stones, pearls,amber, antique glass and crystals to create her OOAK pieces. This includes earrings, necklaces, yoga pendants, cuffs, and her signature piece: THE RING.

THE RING comes in four widths (6mm, 10mm, 13mm and 15mm wide) and is made of
18 gauge/1mm thick Argentium silver which is anti-tarnishing and maintenance free.

Please note that all rings are made to order and will take up to 3 weeks before shipping out. This turn around time will decrease once the weather is warmer and I can move my soldering station outdoors.

Each piece is created one at a time: hand shaped, hammered, cut and drilled to create a truly individual piece, which can be worn everyday and by everyone.

I ship by USPS and each order will include a tracking number. The tracking number will be sent to you at the time of shipment.

For the most up to date designs check out my instagram posts at http://instagram.com/makadesigns/ and be sure to follow!

Like me on Facebook at www.facebook.com/MAKAdesignsaccessories.

Announcement

Last updated on Apr 25, 2016

Organic and bold, simple and textured these are the words one can use to describe the work of MAKA designs jewelry. The pieces are inspired by walking in the woods, visiting the lake in the summer, and mediating while practicing yoga.


Alexandra Jamroz, a Chicago metalsmith, uses Argentium silver, brass, copper, semi precious stones, pearls,amber, antique glass and crystals to create her OOAK pieces. This includes earrings, necklaces, yoga pendants, cuffs, and her signature piece: THE RING.

THE RING comes in four widths (6mm, 10mm, 13mm and 15mm wide) and is made of
18 gauge/1mm thick Argentium silver which is anti-tarnishing and maintenance free.

Please note that all rings are made to order and will take up to 3 weeks before shipping out. This turn around time will decrease once the weather is warmer and I can move my soldering station outdoors.

Each piece is created one at a time: hand shaped, hammered, cut and drilled to create a truly individual piece, which can be worn everyday and by everyone.

I ship by USPS and each order will include a tracking number. The tracking number will be sent to you at the time of shipment.

For the most up to date designs check out my instagram posts at http://instagram.com/makadesigns/ and be sure to follow!

Like me on Facebook at www.facebook.com/MAKAdesignsaccessories.

Alexandra

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Alexandra

Chicago Cubs Leather Cuff
$65.00
Metal disc dangle on 1/2" chain earring
$30.00
Two inch sterling necklace extender
$4.50

Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(15)
Joanna

Joanna on Aug 27, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Gorgeous ring, solid and excellent simple design. Rustic, industrial yet perfect for everyday. I put it on and won't take it off!

katerinagolovina

katerinagolovina on May 27, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Totally loved the item and the personalized approach of the seller. Right after the transaction was complete she contacted me asking what color I want and making sure the purchase meets my expectation. The bracelet itself is very accurately made and very cute. I will 100% recommend to work with this seller!

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Updates

These earrings will be on sale on Black Friday through Cyber Monday! 20% off plus free gift wrapping...all orders shipped within seven days from purchase.
Starting this Friday Nov 25th through Monday 28th this cuff will be 20% off plus free gift wrapping for all Etsy orders placed during this weekend...more items on sale will be in the Etsy Shop too! Happy Holidays and Happy Savings!

About

Aspire to your inner artist

I have always loved to create things. As a little girl I played with toy horses and built their stables of wood and made their bridles and saddles of scraps of leather. I loved to played outside and be in nature as much as possible too. So when it came to working with metal I became attached to it as I could cut it, hammered it and change its shape to pieces which were inspired by nature. I bent nickel wire into the shape of leaves and hung them from cotton cord. I no longer make these but can upon request :-)

Then I found the love of silver - a softer metal which it easier to shape and turned this into mini saucers with a dash of color inside - my tiny dangle earrings. One of the first things I made of silver though is the RING. For men and women a wide band of Argentium Silver hammered, dimpled and drilled holes for some awesome texture and ventilation :-)

For those whom love the color of gold I introduce brass without the high price tag of 14k/18k.

I create dangle earrings, rings, necklaces and brass pendants for my leather cuffs of brass as well as the silver.

My inspirations are nature, world symbols and yoga...hope you enjoy my work as much as I love making each and every piece.

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  • Alexandra Jamroz

    Owner, Creator, Designer

    Created in Chicago at her home based studio. Each piece is made one at a time as she sketches each design, cuts, hammers,and shapes with great attention to detail. Check out her latest work on Instagram at #makadesigns

  • Cosmos and Super Nova

    Distractions

    These two sisters work on distracting me when I have been working too long in my studio and either want to play or are hungry which is most of the time

Shop policies

Last updated on April 25, 2016
Welcome to my shop! So nice to have you here!!! Take a look around and see if anything captures your eye. All of my pieces are made one at a time with the intention of creating happiness and inspiration. I pound and shape and cut anything at my home studio which has windows on all three sides. Living in Chicago I see snow fall, rain clouds, bright sun and the leaves of the trees change from season to season. Really a perfect room as I am inspired by nature and texture. Plus I practice yoga in this same space which also in very present in my unisex jewelry.

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  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Shipping
Each piece will arrive in its own plastic bag and a box. It will be ready to gift and a perfect place to keep it safe. Please let me know if it is a gift and I will gladly include a red and gold ribbon :-)

I ship by USPS priority mail and will provide a tracking number by email for all orders shipped in America. Sorry but I can not provide this service to those living outside the US.

Each item purchased will be shipped out within seven days unless more time is needed, if so, I will convo the shipment date.
Refunds and Exchanges
If not 100% satisfied with your purchase please let me know and a full refund including shipping will be given. The only exception to this policy are CUSTOM ORDERS, as all CUSTOM ORDERS ARE A FINAL SALE. Thanks!!!
Additional policies and FAQs
I will stand behind each and every piece I create.

I believe in creating my product with honesty and integrity.

I will do my best to turn your wishes into reality.

For maintaining the shine for silver and brass, I highly suggest using white toothpaste (really a tiny bit on your fingers and a good rinse works wonders) or a jeweler's polishing cloth.