formiadesign

Kids drawings as jewelry! www.formiadesign.com

Charlottesville, Virginia · 626 Sales

formiadesign

Kids drawings as jewelry! www.formiadesign.com

Charlottesville, Virginia 626 Sales On Etsy since 2008

5 out of 5 stars
(144)

Announcement   Handmade personalized jewelry and gifts from your child's art using silver, gold or titanium. Custom designed fine jewelry in contemporary & classic designs. Still taking orders for Christmas!

Excellent customer service. Enjoy exploring our Etsy shop, and please contact us with ANY questions!

We do our very best to meet deadlines and ship orders when promised, but as a tiny studio we may run into a situation where we're behind schedule. Personal and health emergencies happen to all of us, and in such a case your order might be delayed.

Master goldsmith Mia van Beek creates elegant, classic jewelry with a contemporary touch. Trained as a goldsmith and an award winning designer she uses her craftsmanship to alter and redesign heirloom jewelry pieces as well as designing new and intriguing objects. With experienced expertise she guides you through the unique way of fabricating your own custom designed "one of a kind" piece of jewelry

We ship to all parts of the world. Please visit our website: http://www.formiadesign.com/

Announcement

Last updated on Jan 5, 2017

Handmade personalized jewelry and gifts from your child's art using silver, gold or titanium. Custom designed fine jewelry in contemporary & classic designs. Still taking orders for Christmas!

Excellent customer service. Enjoy exploring our Etsy shop, and please contact us with ANY questions!

We do our very best to meet deadlines and ship orders when promised, but as a tiny studio we may run into a situation where we're behind schedule. Personal and health emergencies happen to all of us, and in such a case your order might be delayed.

Master goldsmith Mia van Beek creates elegant, classic jewelry with a contemporary touch. Trained as a goldsmith and an award winning designer she uses her craftsmanship to alter and redesign heirloom jewelry pieces as well as designing new and intriguing objects. With experienced expertise she guides you through the unique way of fabricating your own custom designed "one of a kind" piece of jewelry

We ship to all parts of the world. Please visit our website: http://www.formiadesign.com/

Mia van Beek

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Mia van Beek

Kids art on dangle earrings
$229.00
Silver family ring after your child's art
$299.00
Attached pendant necklace with kids drawing
$189.00
Kids art on a pendant, large 2 inch size
$199.00
Classic charm bracelet designed by your child
$318.00
Custom tie clip from child's drawing
$249.00
Childs art on silver charm
$159.00
Bottle opener with your own art
$219.00
Leather Wrist-wrap silver pendant
$199.00
Your kids art on a silver money clip
$269.00
Expandable bracelet personalized with kids art
$219.00
Kids design on dads cufflinks
$279.00
Cluster of charms necklace by your kids
$294.00
Lariat necklace featuring your kids design
$219.00
Hand chain with your design
$199.00
Custom golf marker in silver for Fathers Day
$209.00
Necklace with your own child's artwork
$199.00
Silver "box ring" with your own art
$299.00
Engraved signature key chain -Formiadesign
$199.00
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5 out of 5 stars
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bogdog73

bogdog73 on Feb 18, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Turned out awesome. Very happy with it. Exactly like my Childs drawing. Mom loves it!

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Updates

We saw out every little finger and toe by hand -- our pieces are never laser cut. This is the way to capture the joy of the artist who created the original drawing! FInd out more about our handmade process here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wQLY7Aqm74I

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Attached pendant necklace with kids drawing
$189.00
How to celebrate MOM! Let us translate kids art into handmade jewelry! #mom #mommy #lovemom #happiness #luxurious #onlythebest #gifts http://www.formiadesign.com/mothers-day-gift-ideas/

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Attached pendant necklace with kids drawing
$189.00
Imagination unlimited- your kids art as jewelry! #gift #momlife #keepsake #mothersdaygift #motherhood #giftidea #giftideasformom #personalised #jewelryoftheday #handmade http://www.formiadesign.com/mothers-day-gift-ideas/

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About

Swedish born, goldsmith, designer, and mother of two.

Jewelry is something I have been doing since I finished 3 years of jewelry school in Sweden in 1991. I received the journeyman diploma, followed by a Master Degree in 1995. I then became Sweden’s youngest woman with a Master's Degree in jewelry at that time. Thereafter followed years of employment as studio manager at a store in the heart of Stockholm, and additional education in economics, computer and design.

I started my own business, Formia Design, in Stockholm, Sweden in 2001, just weeks before I went to a friend’s wedding in New York. There I ended up meeting my future husband, he himself born in the Netherlands. After a few years of traveling back and forth, in 2003, we decided to get married and for me to move to Charlottesville. American immigration didn't agree with this since my husband was not yet an American citizen. In order to get me here, he had to be naturalized first. That took 2 years!

During that time I focused on work. I kept designing and making jewelry while also working part time as a jewelry store manager. I had jewelry exhibits and received an award for The Best New Designer of the Year at the 2004 Stockholm Jewelry Show. I would say my style is clean, bold, and contemporary, reflecting my Scandinavian heritage. As a designer and certified goldsmith, I design and fabricate “one of a kind” jewelry by hand in gold, silver and platinum. I also repair, redesign, and reconstruct pieces from clients' antique and heirloom jewels.

My business took a new direction several years ago when I was trying to figure out what to give as a gift to our daughter’s wonderful preschool teacher. Jewelry is always a good option, but I wanted my daughter to be a part of it, too! My daughter drew a scribble for her teacher which turned into sterling silver earrings. When I saw all the other mommies admiring them, I realized I had stumbled upon a terrific idea: custom handmade jewelry designed by your own child!

I allow your children be the designers by using their own unique drawings in the jewelry creation process. I reconstruct the drawings into jewelry that lives on much longer than the paper on the refrigerator. The drawings can be made with silver or gold as necklaces, earrings, bracelets, and charms or as key chains in durable titanium.

Today creating and designing is a huge part of my life. As any mother, I am still working on getting my work and business in perfect harmony with raising 2 small children. Everyday I am learning new things in my second language and new ways of how to run my business. I am excited to see what the future has in store for Formia Design in the USA, and with the help of the Internet, all around the world!

Mia van Beek, Owner & Master Goldsmith
Formia Design

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  • Mia van Beek

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Goldsmith

  • Joan Clickner

    Office Manager

Shop policies

Last updated on October 15, 2015
I work in close contact with all my clients and working hard to see everyone happy with their jewelry and shopping experience from Formia Design
~ Mia van Beek

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  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Payment
All custom requested items needs 50% down payment before making and full payment before shipping!
Shipping
1 - USPS Priority mail 2-3 day. Formia Design/Mia van Beek is not responsible for possible delays in shipping due to USPS.
2 - Insurance can be added to shipping cost at customer's request.
Refunds and Exchanges
Custom designed items (designs created exclusively for the client) CANNOT be refunded, only remade/redesigned to client satisfaction.
Direct purchases of non-custom items can be returned with the amount minus 3.5% in refund (the fee Etsy takes of purchase). Client is also responsible for the item being shipped back using the same method and for the shipping cost.
Returns must be made within 3 weeks from the purchase date.
Additional policies and FAQs
We do our very best to meet deadlines and ship orders when promised, but as a tiny studio we may run into a situation where we're unavoidably behind schedule. Personal and health emergencies happen to all of us, and in such a case your order might be delayed.

Kid-designed jewelry: We do not alter the expression of faces in drawings you send us unless requested. Our policy is to faithfully recreate the drawing as you sent it to us. If you wish us to alter the expression, please let us know!