“The world always seems brighter when you’ve just made something that wasn’t there before” -Neil Gaiman
Welcome to Glitter and Gold Studio! If you have an idea you'd like to bring to life in the form of a distinctive, hand-crafted piece of jewelry that represents you, or a special memory, or even a special person in your life, you've come to the right studio.
I work with clients individually and help draw out their stories and concepts. Then, together, we mold the vision into a bespoke, quality piece of jewelry. Even if you have no idea what you want when you walk in, but know you want something unique, you've found the right place!
I strive to help each and every client realize their dream by inviting them into my studio to be part of the creative process- every step of the way. You even get to hold the torch to melt your own jewelry, and we make a party of it where you can bring friends and family. Can't make it to Seattle? That's ok, virtual meetings and casting parties will make you feel like you are here in my space! Ultimately this inclusive and experiential process culminates in distinctive, wearable jewelry destined to become a future heirloom.
How I cater to offbeat weddings
Your love isn’t cookie cutter, basic or boring…. and your jewelry shouldn’t be either!
I’ve been a custom jeweler for over 28 years, focusing on celebrating my clients stories and involving them in the process of making meaningful jewelry. I have made over 3,000 pieces of jewelry and each one is unique just like my customers. In celebrating your love, I will create long lasting and meaningful wedding or ceremony rings and invite you to experience the process every step of the way.
Everyone deserves to wear jewelry that is a reflection of their true selves, and by removing gendered jewelry labels and hetero-normative expectations we can focus on creating pieces that speak to your soul.
Using 100% recycled precious metals, ethically sourced gemstones and diamonds, and focusing on small businesses as my vendors I’m able to make custom jewelry that supports our heart and home.
I love vintage jewelry, and up-cycling is a passion of mine. By utilizing gemstones and jewelry pieces you may have already or from my collection we can expand our possibilities.
Outside of creating unique hand crafted jewelry, I enjoy roller skating, gardening, face time “dates” with my daughter away at college, and spending time with my family. I live on beautiful Bainbridge Island, and love my ferryboat commute to work every day! I also run a delightful little Hobbit House Airbnb in our backyard!
I enjoy volunteering my time for the Rotary Auction (the largest one day rummage sale in the world) as well as taking lots of business classes with The GSBA and SCORE Seattle. There’s always something to learn!
Opening Glitter and Gold
It was a combined catalyst of the pandemic and my 50th birthday that fueled the spark to finally pursue my dream of opening my own studio — one where I could invite clients in to experience the art of creating unique and meaningful jewelry. I love to celebrate love in all forms, and having my own space allows me the freedom to help my clients be themselves fully while exploring options for their upcoming wedding or special ceremony.
My appointment based model (Including virtually!) has given me the opportunity to put my focus back on my clients. Our unlimited and uninterrupted time lets us feel free to try ideas, collaborate, and play- which leads to better experiences and ultimately better jewelry.
"We loved working with Mary on my engagement/wedding ring -- a blue sapphire wrapped by redwood trees and hiking trails. We came to Mary (recommended by another friend couple with really cool geometric fractal rings) with only vague ideas and she worked with us to make something personal, beautiful, and unique. I'm not a tattoo person but I imagine this is a similar (but less pokey) experience -- working with a talented artist on something meaningful to proudly wear on your body for a long time"
Offering 10% off new ring/band/jewelry custom project through December 31st 2022 for Offbeat Bride clients only!
Additionally I offer FREE consultations and initial design sketches for all my clients, without the worry of commitment (save your commitment for your partner/s!) It can be daunting to think about custom design, and I want to remove all barriers possible to show you how custom can be perfect for you!