MeritMade Commentaries - Introductions

I'd like to introduce you to the people behind MeritMade. 

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Meet Me. My name is Kelly. I'm the owner, designer, creator and general head honcho around these parts. I received my BFA from KU in Metalsmithing and practiced as a repair and commercial jeweler at Kizer Cummings Fine Jewelry for a couple years. I am always trying to learn something new and stretch my skills. In fact this summer, I will be attending a week long intensive workshop to learn hand engraving! I'm a general goofball and love getting outside to travel, hike, backpack and camp.  

Meet Terra. Terra is the coach. She is the one that keeps this ship afloat and on task. Without her, I would probably still be missing all my deadlines and dawdling in left field.... If you are interested in getting some of your own coaching, I highly recommend you reach out to her HERE. Not a stranger to making and creating, Terra also helps assist during the Make a Ring Workshops. I truly don't know what I would do without her, and I'm excited to see her role with MeritMade grow in the near future. Oh and if you can't tell from her photo above, Terra also likes to be outside doing the camping, hiking, backpacking thing.

Meet Carolyn. Carolyn is the Intern. This hard working gal started out by taking one of my Make a Ring Workshops and just couldn't get enough. As a trade off for learning how to metalsmith and hone her skills, she helps assist with the production of some of the MeritMade staples like the helio earrings and stacker rings. I love having her around and watching her grow. Keep your eye on her as I'm sure she is going to be making some rocking stuff of her own design soon!

Meet Brad. Brad is the #1 supporter. Without the push and support from him, MeritMade wouldn't even exist. He designed the logo. He listens when I talk about MeritMade incessantly. He provides helpful feedback and suggestions. The list goes on. I'm so thankful to have him in my life and supporting my crazy hare brained antics. 

Do you want to join the MeritMade Team? Email me at I'm always looking to collaborate and grow.

xo - Kelly