July 25, 2017

Featured Maker: Meghann Elyse Hand Crafted Jewelry

Less is more. Not always of course but Meghann at Meghann Elyse Hand Crafted Jewelry has pretty much perfected her minimalistic style. We love the simplicity in her pieces. They make the perfect accent for every day wear or even a special event. Whether it's a gift for someone special or yourself, if you are loving her wearable art as much as we are, be sure to visit her Etsy store. Let's meet Meghann.

My name is Meghann, I am based out of South East Pennsylvania where I was born and raised. I’m a small town girl who appreciates the little things in life and that translates into my minimalist style of jewelry. I specialize in simple, everyday pieces.

Minimalistic metal stamped jewelry by Meghann Elyse on Etsy - necklace

My parents have always been crafty and creative. I have them to thank for teaching me to work with my hands and that most things can be made and not bought. As a kid, I was always addicted to craft stores, I bought endless amounts of beads and findings in hopes of creating something that my friends and family would like.

Minimalistic metal stamped jewelry by Meghann Elyse on Etsy - necklace

In my mid twenties (about 2011) my girlfriend received an antique button punch from her Grandmother. We started punching buttons with her fabric scraps. I thought they would make cute and unique earrings. That began my start as a “jewelry maker”. 

Minimalistic metal stamped jewelry by Meghann Elyse on Etsy - vintage earrings

My fabric button earrings had a vintage vibe to them that appealed to all ages. After a few years of selling to friends and at craft shows and local markets, I was craving more. I knew I wanted to start dabbling in different mediums, but I wasn’t sure where to begin.

Minimalistic metal stamped jewelry by Meghann Elyse on Etsy - bracelets

About a year and a half ago, a friend of mine asked me to create the jewelry for her bridesmaids. I made bangle bracelets with Swarovski crystals. My mom happened to have a metal alphabet set, so I used them to stamp each girl’s initials on a disc to personalize them. 

Minimalistic metal stamped jewelry by Meghann Elyse on Etsy - necklace

My creative juices were flowing and I wanted to learn more about metal stamping. I watched a few YouTube videos, which lead me to the Beaducation demonstrations. I was intrigued and immediately started purchasing supplies and materials. 

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At first, it was difficult and challenging, but it was a learning process that I enjoyed. I love creating jewelry that means something to someone. All of my custom pieces have a story behind them, and this allows me connect with my customers on a deeper level.

Minimalistic metal stamped jewelry by Meghann Elyse on Etsy - necklace

Aside from custom jewelry, I enjoy using Beaducation stamps to create unique stamped designs that illustrate my love for flowers and the outdoors. I work exclusively with stamps from Beaducation – a quality and impression that simply does not compare to other companies. 

Minimalistic metal stamped jewelry by Meghann Elyse on Etsy - necklace

My favorite stamps to work with consist of the medium fern, lotus flower, symmetrical branch border, triple chevron, tiny diamond , the classic arrow and whimsy heart. The options are endless, from stamped studs, to dangle earrings, bracelets and necklaces, and my newest idea, wine charms! I try my best to stay inventive, and create a look that you can’t find elsewhere.

Minimalistic metal stamped jewelry by Meghann Elyse on Etsy - necklace

Over the past couple of years my stock list has grown immensely. My jewelry is now available at seven different stores within a two hour radius of my home. I’m not exactly ready to quit my day job, but my little hobby has grown into a small business and I couldn’t be more grateful. 

Minimalistic metal stamped jewelry by Meghann Elyse on Etsy - earrings with arrows

I don’t see myself slowing down any time soon. I’m selling my jewelry to friends and family, at local markets throughout the year, through word of mouth, on my Etsy store and via Instagram. I encourage any and all exposure and am extremely thankful for every opportunity that comes my way.

Minimalistic metal stamped jewelry by Meghann Elyse on Etsy - jewelry gifts

If you are looking for the perfect "minimalistic" jewelry gift, please visit Meghann Elyse on Etsy or follow her on Instagram and Facebook.


If you would like to be considered as a Featured Maker, please contact Angela@Beaducation.com - thank you!