For over 35 years, Marci (owner/designer) sat and watched her mother make items for the family on holidays. By the time Marci was 5 years old, she was already stranding beads for her own creations. Over the years, she perfected her techniques and styles.
After 4 years in the US Navy and 15 years in "Corporate America" doing everything from running her own Marketing Company to running a Sports Talk Radio Station, Marci has seen it all. After the birth of her son, Monster, her husband had decided that she would be a "stay at home mom" in order to spend more time with AYE (now 13) and Monster (now 8). Suddenly Marci felt like she had nothing to do! She had been involved in almost ever craft and form of art and it fell back in love with bead work.
Every piece crafted by Marci is handcrafted. Everything from the design of the pattern to the finish work of the clasps. Now she is one of the lucky few that gets to turn her passion into a business.
Many of the orders are customized to match the client's colors and design ideas.
I was given a wonderful opportunity to review an item from Krafty Max Originals. The piece I received is custom made and inspired by the movie, "The Lord of the Rings". Now, before I received the bracelet in the mail, Marci kept it a secret as to what the bracelet was going to look like. Not that that was a bad thing, lol. She wanted to get my reaction on the piece before sharing anything with the world. Normally Marci post pictures each day or so on her Facebook page of the steps and progress of the project she is working on to keep everyone up to date and also excited about how the creation is going to turn out.
Here is what the bracelet looks like:
Now that is a gorgeous work of art! This bracelet was inspired by the Elven Gilded jewelry worn by Galadriel and also by the EvenStar. Yes, I am a nerd and anything that is Lord of the Rings related is kept close and cherish forever! The bracelet that Marci created is outstanding and also looks very time consuming at the same time. I don't know how she manages to get pieces like this done with her kids running around, but she does, lol. Honestly, If I tried anything like this with my kids running around, I would give up... lol.
As for the bracelet, it fits snug on my wrist. Not snug where it's tight, but snug where it fits just right. The clasp at first seemed a bit odd to me because of the way it attaches from one end to another. I have never seen a clasp like the one on the bracelet before and I didn't know which way the bracelet was supposed to go. I wasn't sure if the clasp was supposed to be on the top or the bottom. Once I put the bracelet on, I figured it out right away. Yeah, I know... I'm a genius, lol.
I love the color of the beads that were used. One thing that makes the beads stand out more is when I am outside. Once the suns rays beam down on the beads, the beads sparkle and become so colorful. It's almost like trapping a gazillion rainbows in these little balls and then wearing it's colorful beauty. I don't know if that makes any sense, but it's the best way I can describe it. I am in love with this bracelet created by Krafty Max Originals!
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