MARY GARRETT, owner/designer/creator
Thriving on all things creative and handmade, Little Rock native, Mary Garrett, has found her niche in the jewelry industry. Her work emphasizes the beauty of mixed metals and texture while incorporating semi-precious gemstones.
After growing up in Little Rock and earning a degree in Journalism from the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville, Mary decided to venture west to Park City, Utah, where she lived for 4 years. While living out west, Mary embraced the outdoors and learned that happiness is not something you achieve, yet something you experience. This simple, yet effective way of life drove Mary to pursue her future in jewelry making.
In 2012, Mary moved back to Arkansas, and began working in the retail and service industries. She longed for an artistic outlet and the desire to create was stronger than ever. Mary enrolled in a metalsmithing class at the Arkansas Art Center and began her venture, taking her skill set to the next level. In the summer of 2015 it was time to hit the ground running. Mary Garrett Jewelry is steadily expanding and excited about the next phase and adventures ahead.
MGJ combines classic style with modern rustic flare. Mary finds inspiration in natural elements and often incorporates greens and blues into her designs. Gemstone favorites include labradorite, kynite, pyrite, and turquoise.
Mary Garrett Jewelry has been grateful to be a part of the local Arkansas art community through Hillcrest HarvestFest, The Arkansas Arts Center, The Little Craft Show, Handmade in the Heights, Holiday House and more. Mary is honored to have been featured in The Scout Guide Little Rock, Soiree, The Arkansas Times, and on Good Morning Arkansas.