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I am the creator and designer of Michaela Jewelry by Design (Michaela being my middle name). Originally from Liverpool, England I moved to Los Angeles, California in 1993. I specialize in high-quality handcrafted artisan jewelry and each piece is designed to reflect the highest quality craftsmanship. I design and create each handcrafted piece of jewelry myself and I use well known quality gemstones imported from all over the world.

I have always been creative and from my late teens into my late 20’s I followed in my mother’s footsteps and designed and made clothes. At school I loved art and would stay after classes.  I continued to follow my creative muse and began designing and creating handmade jewelry in 2007 as a hobby. My collection of handcrafted jewelry began to outgrow my jewelry box and I couldn't keep up with wearing everything I made. So I started to give some of my handcrafted jewelry pieces to family and friends as gifts. Then in 2009 I decided to turn my hobby into a business and I formed Michaela Jewelry by Design.

Three standards I keep in mind when creating my handcrafted jewelry pieces are quality, uniqueness and beauty. My work synthesizes my lifelong interest in design, my fascination with colors and the attention to fine detail.