Tag Archives: pendants

Pendants of the Summer

I haven’t been taking many jewelry selfies lately, though I always get compliments on the Maraviglia I am wearing. Earlier this summer I wore Blessed are you among Women out paired with my favorite twinsy spirals. At NEW’s anniversary party I wore my bangles, which pretty much go with all my outfits and can be […]

Summer Jewelry on Etsy

Before my 3-day escape last week I did a photoshoot for Etsy. This week I loaded more inventory onto the shop, as I explore other venues to display and sell my work. Draw was inspired by the fabulous pencil handler Lauren Levato-Coyne. She taught me how to draw, and her friendship has drawn me into […]

Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

Mother’s Day is nigh (May 11 in the U.S., Netherlands and Germany) and I am taking custom orders. I’ve had a few requests for birthstone jewelry, and now is the time to message me if this is something you would like to honor your mother with. Based on your family members’ birth dates I will […]

Maraviglia of the Month

I teased my Facebook Fans with pieces last week that haven’t made their way onto Etsy, but are being uploaded now. I wore the pencil pendant out to NEW’s Women’s History Month event, along with Swirly earrings. Green-ish pieces were featured on two occasions. I wore the turquoise-wrapped spiral earrings and the Knitter’s Delight scarf […]

Lemont visits Nov. 9 and 13

On Saturday I will be selling my wares at the Lemont Neighbor to Neighbor Vendor & Crafter’s Market. The indoor show is from 9 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. at the Lemont Township Community Center, 16300 Alba, Lemont, northwest of 127th Street and Timberline Drive. Several independent vendors and crafters will showcase free trade items, jewelry, […]

Maraviglia out and about

Here are some Maraviglia I paraded around town recently (with numerous compliments). Have you seen Hello Holiday’s Derica Dresses? I can’t part with the double spiral earrings (YET!), but will replicate the pattern to list soon. New earrings right off the anvil, ready for their Aurora Rose debut. Painting Geneva red during a planning and pickup […]

Pondering Easter and its origins

I was born in the Netherlands and grew up with the secular version of Easter, blended with German traditions and food as well. We dyed eggs, had an egg hunt on Easter morning, and enjoyed a fabulous Easter Brunch that featured butter in the shape of a lamb, home-baked braided bread, boiled eggs served in […]

Bending wire and the mind

Wow, it’s Friday already? Congratulations! Give yourself a round of applause for living the best week you could possibly have. It is all meant to be, and you’ve done your best. Creativity in action at Maike’s Marvels Yesterday was an immersion in Bento learning. It should be a handy program once I have figured out […]

Easter on the brain

The other day I pulled a Bible page and created a new pendant. I placed the text I wanted to remain legible on the back of the pendant. Do you agree or would you want your favorite verse to be on the front, even if a wire embellishment obscures the text? Then I realized the […]

Maike’s Marvels takes commissions

I recently shipped off another commission. A customer I met at the Girls’ Night Out pop-up was torn between the design of Beacon Triangle and the message of Know Thyself. I hand-stamped the message, including a blooper: Upon clarifying the favorite colors of her recipient, I set about combining the elements she liked. Here are […]