The Maker Files

1-on-1 Interviews

Get to know the people behind the jewelry makers market segment with our original interview series — The Maker Files — where we dig deep into what they do, how and why they do it, their purchasing habits, and what they need from the brands that support them. Full interview transcripts available.


Bobby and Danielle Allen

The Circle craft

Bobby and Danielle create unique rings and other jewelry using the lost wax casting process. For carving wax and grinding metal, they use a variety of tools from dremels and XACTO knives to dental tools and chopsticks.



Anne Harrill


Anne used her jewelry making hobby to make connections upon moving to the U.S., and since then she’s opened her first brick-and-mortar store. Anne uses brass and other metals to carve and stamp jewelry modern women can wear every day.



Holly Michniak


Holly creates terrariums, terrarium jewelry, and all things earth-inspired. She frequents antique shops and Goodwill for some materials but also shops online for bulk jewelry pieces from a wide range of brands to make the perfect finished products.




Jennifer Hasbach

The Snap Exchange

Jennifer learned how to make snap jewelry after researching designs and methods she saw in Germany. To create her interchangeable designs, she cuts leather, pours resin, and snaps all the other pieces into place, too.