When I first joined Etsy, I spotted an item from Marianne Kasparian’s shop, Maku Studio, on the front page. (By the way, Marianne’s friends call her Mak). I was immediately intrigued by it, and went to visit her shop. I was amazed how beautiful and unique Mak’s pieces were! She uses the raku process to create the most amazing color combinations that have a natural feel. To learn more about the raku process and read Mak’s biography, click here.
I contacted Mak and asked her to make a few custom pendants for me so that I could use them in my jewelry. When I asked for specific colors, Mak said that she would do her best, but the raku process is unpredictable – you never quite know what color you’re going to get. This exciting unpredictability sealed my love for raku and Mak’s work!
Here are the three pieces that feature Mak’s one-of-a-kind pendants and focal pieces! Hope you enjoy them as much as I do.
You know my obsession with frame beads… Here is a gorgeous Smoky Elegance Bracelet - Faceted Smoky Quartz and Sterling Silver Bracelet with Handmade Raku Bead that features the focal “frame bead” that Mak created for me recently!
I love the unique design and colors of the pendant in The Sun of Jupiter Necklace - White Rice Pearl Necklace with Raku Pendant.
The natural colors of the Peaches and Cream Necklace - Pale Purple Rice Pearls and White Keshi Pearls Necklace with Raku Pendant are soft yet striking.
Be sure to visit Mak’s shop – I know you’ll love it as much as I do!