We met Michelle Sanders, the warm and wonderful owner/designer of MB Bead and Stitch at an event in Escondido. I left our introduction determined to include Michelle's work in a future collection and with a pair of stunning silver and garnet earrings that are among my very favorites.
As Michelle tells it, she discovered the art of creating and sharing when she was just 10 years old, making hand-knitted necklaces for fun and teaching the other kids how to make them. She's been making jewelry for herself and friends ever since. MB Bead and Stitch was launched in 2013 offering beautifully expressive pieces with a decidedly boho sensibility. No two pieces are identical and even Michelle's earrings will never be a precisely matched pair. "Think sisters," she says, "not twins".
Based in San Diego, Michelle works with organic textures and natural gemstones, often repurposing vintage jewelry finds into infinitely wearable new jewelry pieces. She takes pride in giving each piece new life, meaning, and expression for you to wear. Her inspiration and designs are drawn from the natural beauty of Southern California. Our October collection included MB Bead and Stitch Repurposed Leather with Gemstone Earrings (Retail: $35.00). You can get a similar pair or anything else that makes you feel unique and wonderful and take 20% off your purchase with code: CAFOUNDMB Exp. 12/31/18.