Announcement THIS SHOP IS CLOSED! THANK YOU.
THIS SHOP IS CLOSED! THANK YOU.
karinmagee on Dec 12, 2014
LOVE IT. SO CUTE. GREAT SERVICE.
Sienna Porter on Sep 29, 2014
I just love it! Very fast shipping!
Tonja Rice on Mar 25, 2014
Shipped on time, and it's so pretty!
Accidental Jewelry designer!!!
I'm Ann Brown let me tell you a little about my business.
I fell into jewelry making quite by accident!!! A friend of mine gave me a beautiful beaded multi-strand charm bracelet. It broke about one month later, so I took it back to the designer who quickly repaired it for me. To make this shorter, it broke two more times with in that year. On the third time, I decided that I could do this myself and it would not cost me as much.
I've always been the inquisitive type, so, I examined how it was constructed noting how each piece fit together. I never did reconstruct it!!! I just began designing other pieces. I did research into where to get supplies. Soon, I was making all my own jewelry. Friends took notice and began to ask me to make pieces for them. It just grew from there.
I did craft shows to support my habit. Another thing I did was to take my jewelry to work with me, setting up in a back room at my office. Because I worked for our local school board, I had access to every employee. As our teachers and other employees would come into my office they would look over what I had brought and my business grew from there.
The name Memories By Design came about when I was approached by someone who had pieces of jewelry from a loved one which she would not wear because they were not her style. I took those pieces and used the beads in a design more pleasing to her and she loved it. This way she could have the memories in a piece of jewelry that she could use often. This was a great way to honor her loved one.
When I retired in 2007, I began making jewelry full time and continue to do craft shows. I, also, began going to the schools in our district and setting up in the lounge area and selling to teachers. I did this for a couple of years. Then I had some health issues which made it impossible to do any of those things and I had to find a different way to sell.
A friend told me about Etsy, so I checked it out and decided that I would give it a try. I first opened my shop with Etsy in 2010. I gave it up after only a month or two because I had no sales. However, I did not put a lot of effort into it. This time around, I am determined to give it at least one full year and to get involved with the teams and forums. With everyone's support, I hope to make it a success.
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I am a retired school board employee who loves to make beautiful jewelry. I use a variety of materials, from reclaimed beads to semi precious stones. I am also a grandmother to 7 beautiful grand children:)
I hope you found something here that you like. I strive to make quality items to insure that you will love the piece you receive.
I love designing jewelry and try to put a little of myself in each piece. Looking for new stones or pieces to use in my designs is so much fun. As soon as I see something I like, I begin to think about what I can make with it. I think that the stones or beads dictate what they are going to become.
Although I love each piece I design, it is you, the customer, who is the one I want to be happy. Because of this, I strive to use only the best materials I can find. If you see something on my site that is not quite what you want, let me know because I may be able to change it to suit your needs better. I want my customers to be happy....I want return business.
Accepted payment methods
- Accepts Etsy gift cards
- Money Order
All items are shipped by USPS for a flat rate of $5.50 unless marked as a different rate. Shipping insurance is available for higher priced items. If you would like to add insurance, please contact me for the additional cost information. You may use the contact button on my home page or send a message at my e-mail address: memoriedesigns [!at] hotmail.com.
If you need the item sooner, I can overnight it to you for $20.00.
Please be sure that your shipping address is correct because I cannot take responsibility for shipping to an incorrect address.
Refunds and Exchanges
Additional policies and FAQs
However, since I work alone these will take a minimum of 7 to 10 days before they ship. Contact me and I will be able to give you a more exact time frame.