About Makin the Best Of It


Makin’ the Best Of It is all about the love of handmade treasures and is made up of a dynamic husband and wife team. Kimberly and Andrew are always ready and willing to tackle a new skill and learn a new art form.  Our two sons, currently serving in the United States Navy, kept us running and were always a part of creative adventures  The result of this passion for creation and exploration is a insane case of Crafters ADD!  We can’t get enough!  As a result, there is always something new to see.

Chainmaille Jewelry began many years ago. All of our jewelry is handmade from start to finish.  We begin with raw wire and create our own rings as we show you here; before weaving it into the most amazing wearable art.  Art for those that like amazing jewelry that does not look like everyone elses!  We will happily create any piece in sterling silver, stainless steel, copper, bronze, brass, bright aluminum as well as colored aluminum so if you see a piece you love but would like it in a different metal, or a necklace to go with a bracelet, please Contact Us to get started!

Got a special event coming up?  Wedding, anniversary, birthday?  Why not make it unique to you instead of duplicating thousands of others?  Hand engraved and hand painted toasting glasses will become a lifetime keepsake to remember you special day.  Your choice of wording, color and pattern come to life with just a few clicks.  Need a special way to show off your invitation or announcement?  How about a gift that will never be returned.  I will happily custom mat and then paint the entire thing to become a work of art that will be treasured for years to come.  All framed in a silver toned frame, your invitation can now come out of the box and be a visual reminder of one of the most special days of your life.  Ready to create?  Contact Us to get started!

Our hand painted glass is a way to add color to your world without adding more useless “stuff.”  Everything from wine glasses to coffee mugs to service pieces are hand painted with heat cured enamel which makes it safe in the top rack of your dishwasher…in other words…it is meant to be used rather than put on a shelf to collect dust!  All the patterns are hand painted individually so there will be slight variations on each piece, which is one of the best parts of owning handmade.  We don’t keep stock on hand but prefer to work in a custom format.  This means that each and every piece are going to be unique works  of usable art.  The possible patterns and colors are endless, so check out some examples and Contact Us to get an order started.

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.

Thank you for helping to keep handmade alive!

Kimberly & Andrew

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