Wednesday, May 11, 2011

BESTeam Feature - Designs by M'Ayanna

This week's feature is on Designs by M’Ayanna. The principle designer and owner is Patrice.

Her jewelry making started out as a business idea for her 10-year-old daughter.  Her daughter's interest lasted for all of three weeks and in the meantime Patrice got hooked instead!  The name of the shop reflects that initial relationship. M’Ayanna is short for “Mommy and Ayanna.”

Making jewelry was, at first for Patrice, just a hobby –– it soothed her mind and allowed her to put the pressures of daily life aside for a while.  As her skills improved, however, she began to buy more and more beads and findings and books and beads and ribbon and chain and… well, you get the picture.  It sounds suspiciously like how I got started in soapmaking and knitting...before you know it you have a book shelf dedicated to crafting books and a closet full of all kinds things you 'need' for your craft!

Here are just a few things that caught my eye while checking out Patrice's shop....but this watch is my favorite!

Kiwi Stone Wristwatch fashion jewelry online

And blue always catches my attention...but I love these copper swirls as well!
Blue Glass Cube, Copper Spiral Necklace fashion jewelry plus sized
 So many cute items and such reasonable prices for quality handmade jewelry....I may just have to get something nice for me :-)
Leopardskin Jasper Necklace, fashion jewelry plus sized

Green Amazonite Rounds and Glass Beads Earrings, fashion jewelry

Champagne On Ice Earrings
To find out more about Patrice and Designs by  M'Ayanna follow her blog at

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