MakeShiftAccessories

MakeShift Accessories

Northfield, Minnesota

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Announcement    Everything at MakeShift Accessories is 100% up-cycled and repurposed from reclaimed materials and made at my Studio/Gallery located in historic Northfield, MN!

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Devin

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Everything at MakeShift Accessories is 100% up-cycled and repurposed from reclaimed materials and made at my Studio/Gallery located in historic Northfield, MN!

Thank you for stopping in.
Devin

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About MakeShiftAccessories

Sales 544
On Etsy since 2008

From an Apartment to a Downtown Storefront

It all began in owner Devin's apartment in Minneapolis. Tinkering with harness leather he had purchased at a flea market, Devin designed his first cuff and began his foray into the art of 100% salvaged jewelry making. To this day he never cuts corners with his materials- everything in the shop is salvaged, found on the side of the street, or the result of researching factory close-downs.

After attending his first art show, Devin realized he enjoyed jewelry innovation more than his restaurant managing and quit working for "the man". He started Makeshift Accessories and in 2012 found a permanent location for a studio and gallery space in Northfield, MN. He now considers himself to work 80 to 90 hours a week "on his lifetime hobby," which has lead him to shows all across the country, meeting gallery owners and other artists. In 2013 he even had the privilege of being accepted to the Renegade Craft Fair in London, UK.

Devin wholesales his unique jewelry across the country and spends most of his time working the back of the gallery in his two floor studio. Though there are many staples to his collection of work, Devin's work is completely dependent upon the materials he acquires and thus most of his pieces are one of a kind and can only be replicated with the exact same material.

Shop members

  • Devin Johnson

    Owner, Maker, Designer

    Devin Johnson began building his dream job when he tinkered with some used harness leather and fashioned his first cuff. The rest is history! He now shares his passion through Makeshift Accessories, creating new and innovative 100% salvaged jewelry.

  • Eric Teachout

    Communications Manager

    Eric keeps the electronic communications running at MakeShift Accessories, including providing excellent customer service for all Etsy purchases. Eric manages many of MakeShift’s administrative functions & keeps Devin on track!

  • Eric Teachout

    Communications Manager

    Eric keeps the electronic communications running at MakeShift Accessories, including providing excellent customer service for all Etsy purchases. Eric manages many of MakeShift’s administrative functions & keeps Devin on track!

Shop policies

Last updated on May 9, 2022
Welcome to 100% upcycled, made by hand, unique jewelry! Makeshift Accessories cuts no corners in production of our products and guarantees all products we make FOR LIFE. Why? Because we use industrial grade construction. So that cuff you buy will last forever- or else we'll replace it.

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Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
All work is guaranteed for life as it is industrial grade construction. Should a piece you buy from our shop break, contact us and we'll replace it for a similar item (or repair it, depending on the case).