Makin’ the Best Of It is made up of Kimberly (painter, mailler, mother, and final word) who recently finished her degree in Education and English at Kean University and Andrew (mailler, stockboy and general help) who works as a senior estimator for a local construction company. Our two sons keep us running from one event to another all the time between sports, art and music. We currently live in a small beach town on the Jersey Shore and love our life.
Some of our current creations ready for you are:
Hand painted glass is a way to add color to your world without adding more useless “stuff.” All of our glassware is heat cured enamel so it is top rack, dishwasher safe…in other words…it is meant to be used. All my patterns are hand painted individually so there will be slight variations on each piece; part of the charm of handmade.
In addition to glass, I also fell in love with sea glass or beach glass that I would find on the beach near our home. Well, I can’t very well just have jars of the stuff sitting around doing nothing! The result, sea glass jewelry! Most pieces are completed using sterling silver wire that has been hand wrapped to show off the glass to its best potential. Each piece is unique to itself so you will own a true piece of one of a kind wearable art.
Makin’ the Best Of It has a sister site, www.ChainmailleByMBOI.com , which features our chainmaille jewelry (Told you we have a crafting addiction!) in a variety of metals ranging from sterling silver to copper and aluminum as well as innumerable patterns.
All of the patterns shown can be customized to suit your needs. Choose a glass style and a paint pattern and we will make your vision come to life.
We began a forum for all those crafty people out there that love to chat and connect with like minded people. If you are someone that loves handmade and interested in chatting it up or showing off your creations with other artists, come and join us at the Handmade Artists Forum.
If you are ready to sell your handmade creations, we have recently added a new shop to the forum! On the Handmade Artists’ Shop you can list as many of your creations as you chose for just $5 per month. There is no commission, final value fee, or listing fee for as many listings as you want. This site is for handmade only! There is no reselling, commercial supplies, or vintage on the Handmade Artists’ Shop as we believe that handmade deserves a place of its own to shine.
Kimberly & Andrew
MakinTheBestOfIt and ChainmailleByMBOI