My businss is my dream come true
My name is Mary Waschek. I'm a wife, a proud mother of three boys, and a passionate crafter. What started as a hobby growing up, has rapidly grown into a dream opportunity well beyond my wildest imagination.
Jewelry making caught my eye a few years ago during a shopping trip to a mall with a beading supply store. I was immediately hooked, and started designing small jewelry items for myself, as well as some gifts for friends.
The inspiration for Mary's Marketplace started in the spring of 2010 during a parent/child class. The topic of the life changing session was about "accomplishments". During the class we discussed how so many people never follow their dreams and fail to accomplish the things they want to do. I had always wanted to start my own business, but was too afraid to try. I mentioned how much I enjoyed making jewelry to the group, and they asked to see some of my work. The next week I brought in a few items for my "show and tell" and the fun began...
I will be eternally grateful to the moms in this class who gave me the courage, motivation, and my first sale, to get me started! In July of 2010 I became the co-founder of Valley Girl Designs and decided in January to take my dreams one step further with Mary's Marketplace. People close to me know I'm as frugal as they come. Recognized as a serious coupon clipper, bargain hunter extraordinaire, and black Friday specialist, I want the customers of Mary's Marketplace to get great items for a great value-just like I live my life. So I hope you will find my items, beautiful, fun, and AFFORDABLE!! Please take some time to hunt through the site in search of your next treasure and be sure to check back often. We will be continuously adding new products! Be sure and let me know if you have any questions about our current products or would like to see something specific. Thanks for shopping with me!
Mary Beth Waschek
Find marysmarketplace at the following upcoming market!
Little Falls Arts and Crafts Fair
Little Falls, MN,
Little Falls is host one of the nations largest arts & crafts show. Enjoy handmade crafts from artists all over the nation. Use the FREE Shuttle Bus. Shuttle bus parking is located at the Morrison County Fairgrounds, 15575 Hawthorne Rd. Follow signs from Highway 10 and/ or 371.
Accepted payment methods
- Accepts Etsy gift cards
Refunds and Exchanges
Additional policies and FAQs
CHOKING HAZARD: SMALL PARTS - not intended for young children
Frequently asked questions
Custom and personalized orders
Yes - most of my pieces can be personalized and customized to your liking. Please leave your preferences in the comments area. I want you to LOVE your piece of jewelry so I will do everything in my power to make that happen. Just ask
Most chains are custom cut so if you are looking for something other that what is listed - feel free to leave it in the comment section. I will do my best to accommodate your wishes.
Sizes for other items should be posted on each specific listing.
Gift wrapping and packaging
Each jewelry set is placed in an organza bag which cinches at the top for easy gift giving. Colors of organza bags vary, but are primarily white, or pink.
Wholesale sales are available upon request. We can work out price and process in a convo. I also love to participate in fundraising. It is a fun way to earn some money for your cause and something that everyone enjoys!
Your jewelry is made from materials that should not tarnish or turn green. Jewelry should be stored in a air tight bag and will need to be polished/cleaned on occasion like any other jewelry. My pieces are not meant to be in the water. Please avoid, showering/bathing/swimming while wearing.
I want you to LOVE your piece and I really appreciate your business. If for some reason you are not completely satisfied with your jewelry, please contact me and I will do my best to better the situation.