When an idea or design comes to mind, it's not always a finished handmade piece of jewelry. I first learned to solder with a simple spool of jewelers brass round wire and began to play. I figured what better way to get the hang of soldering and master this handmade jewelry technique than with a basic geometric shape, so I began with a circle. So basic, yet so versatile.
While I was proud of these basic shapes, it was time to add a bit more interest with texture. Round metal wire combined with the touch of a hammer was soon to be a component of our most popular handmade jewelry designs.
The design of our geometric shape necklaces came to life after a trip to Argenta Bead Company in Little Rock. This was the perfect creative setting to play with various chain options, and where we discovered the popular antique wheat style chain. The thickness of this chain paired with the sleek, shiny, hammered metal pieces had an interesting look that I knew would appeal to a large range of customers. Mary Garrett Handcrafted Jewelry signature circle necklace quickly became a bestseller in Little Rock and other retailers across the country.
After experiencing the success of this design, we decided to offer this style in not only a circle, but also a teardrop and square shape on various styles of wheat chain. Each style represents the unique beauty of mixed metal and texture. The pendants are shiny brass and silver plated, while the chain varies from antique brass to antique silver.
Mary Garrett Jewelry signature shape necklaces come in short and long versions on various unique chains. Whether you prefer a shorter, chunky statement necklace or a long, delicate layering necklace, this style has it all. Shop these unique handmade jewelry pieces today!