Wearable art! The MB brand is handcrafted, one-of-a-kind jewelry designs that inspire happiness, uniqueness, and a sense of well-being as each piece is made from all-natural stones and materials that connect the wearer with nature. The artistic blend of stones, focal pieces, and unique composition creates conversation pieces that can be worn day or night, casually or with evening attire.
MBellish Jewelry is bold artful statement pieces, unique in that each piece features natural stones sourced from around the world. As an artist and member of our global society, I like blending stones and relics from different ethnic groups as a symbol of unity of all people, races, and religions.
My creative process begins with the stones themselves. I like to understand their meanings and their places of origin. This helps with designing, naming the piece, and creating its story, adding value for the wearer/collector.
My design journey began when I was at a crossroad in my life and trying to understand my purpose. My love of jewelry took me to the Atlanta Merchandise Mart, where I began buying and selling women’s accessories out of my own store. But the competition was overwhelming. Every shop in the area sold the same products at varying price points. So, I decided to pull my pieces apart and reconstruct them right in the store. I fell in love with creating with my own hands and was able to marry this with my lifelong love of unique jewelry and natural stones into a thriving jewelry design business.
Meditation and regular exercise outdoors is where I find my inspiration. Just meditating on the stones in my studio, their country(s) of origin, and ethnicity of the indigenous people are all inspiring.
During self-quarantine, I practiced new processes and began working more with leather and metals such as brass, bronze, and silver, primarily so that I can create my own components. I also studied polymer clay. Customers will see many of these new components in the new lines coming out later this year.