Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Krafty Max Originals / Lord of the Rings Inspired Bracelet Review and Giveaway

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About Krafty Max Originals:
For over 35 years, Marci (owner/designer) sat and watched her mother make items for the family on holidays. By the time Marci was 5 years old, she was already stranding beads for her own creations. Over the years, she perfected her techniques and styles.

After 4 years in the US Navy and 15 years in "Corporate America" doing everything from running her own Marketing Company to running a Sports Talk Radio Station, Marci has seen it all. After the birth of her son, Monster, her husband had decided that she would be a "stay at home mom" in order to spend more time with AYE (now 13) and Monster (now 8). Suddenly Marci felt like she had nothing to do! She had been involved in almost ever craft and form of art and it fell back in love with bead work.

Every piece crafted by Marci is handcrafted. Everything from the design of the pattern to the finish work of the clasps. Now she is one of the lucky few that gets to turn her passion into a business.
Many of the orders are customized to match the client's colors and design ideas.

My Review:
I was given a wonderful opportunity to review an item from Krafty Max Originals. The piece I received is custom made and inspired by the movie, "The Lord of the Rings". Now, before I received the bracelet in the mail, Marci kept it a secret as to what the bracelet was going to look like. Not that that was a bad thing, lol. She wanted to get my reaction on the piece before sharing anything with the world. Normally Marci post pictures each day or so on her Facebook page of the steps and progress of the project she is working on to keep everyone up to date and also excited about how the creation is going to turn out.
Here is what the bracelet looks like:

Now that is a gorgeous work of art! This bracelet was inspired by the Elven Gilded jewelry worn by Galadriel and also by the EvenStar. Yes, I am a nerd and anything that is Lord of the Rings related is kept close and cherish forever! The bracelet that Marci created is outstanding and also looks very time consuming at the same time. I don't know how she manages to get pieces like this done with her kids running around, but she does, lol.  Honestly, If I tried anything like this with my kids running around, I would give up... lol.
As for the bracelet, it fits snug on my wrist. Not snug where it's tight, but snug where it fits just right. The clasp at first seemed a bit odd to me because of the way it attaches from one end to another. I have never seen a clasp like the one on the bracelet before and I didn't know which way the bracelet was supposed to go. I wasn't sure if the clasp was supposed to be on the top or the bottom. Once I put the bracelet on, I figured it out right away. Yeah, I know... I'm a genius, lol.

I love the color of the beads that were used. One thing that makes the beads stand out more is when I am outside. Once the suns rays beam down on the beads, the beads sparkle and become so colorful. It's almost like trapping a gazillion rainbows in these little balls and then wearing it's colorful beauty. I don't know if that makes any sense, but it's the best way I can describe it. I am in love with this bracelet created by Krafty Max Originals!

Here is a video on the making of the bracelet:

Looking for something unique, stylish and handcrafted. Check out Krafty Max Originals for their gorgeous on of a kind bead work jewelry and accessories. You find Krafty Max Originals blog Here and also on:


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Disclaimer: Products were received for free and reviewed by me. I am honest about what I say and I will not say I like something when I do not. I mention products and/or services that I like for my readers. I am giving my opinion based on what I reviewed


  1. I really like the Black and White Beadwoven Necklace with Kimis

  2. I like the Red Sesame Jasper and Gold Necklace Set


  3. My favorite, so far, is the Bright Green Beadwoven Delight Necklace. It is sooo bright and colorful!

    Kathi Demaret

  4. what a lovely giveaway. She is so talented. I love all of her jewelry. Especially the woven bracelets. Thank you for the giveaway opportunity. I invite you to add your giveaway to my win it page xo

  5. http://www.artfire.com/ext/shop/product_view/KraftyMax/6723266/green_swarovski_crystals_and_pearls_w_sterling_silver_plated_findings/handmade/jewelry/sets/shell_pearl

  6. I really love the Teal Agate Slice with Beadwoven Frame and Strap. The Teal Agate is so beautiful and the bead work is beautiful woven together and the strap is a perfect finishing touch. I love all your work. Everything is professionally done and very classy.

  7. I just love the Sterling Silver Plated Dolphins and Swarovski Crystal Anklet

  8. Wow beautiful bracelet. Love the giveaway necklace. Would love to win. As hated sever as l times on my fb page. And all over socisl media. Hugs from kim at www kimisjewelryandgifts.blogspot.com

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  10. It's difficult to choose just one, but the Black Onyx and Crystal Necklace Set is my top favorite. In second place was Meditation on Transformation-Dragonfly Lotus Flower Beadwoven Necklace. So many beautiful pieces and the creativity and 'eye' you have for design is amazing!!

  11. I have wanted to order something from you on many occasions, unfortunately my pocketbook didn't agree with me! Right now one of my favorites is the Black and White Beadwoven Necklace with Kimis Jewelry from the Heart - its beautiful!!

  12. Love the Green Swarovski Crystal Metal Form Necklace from Grandmother's STASH

  13. My favorite is the Yolanda the Beauty of Heart Flowers Beadwoven Necklace Set.

  14. Me again. What can I say. I love krafty max. The pink is sooo pretty. Crossing my fingers :)

  15. So many beautiful pieces! One of my favorites is the Teal and Brown One of a Kind Beadwoven Necklace.

  16. http://www.artfire.com/ext/shop/product_view/KraftyMax/4959956/falling_for_the_mix_of_gemstones_necklace/handmade/jewelry/necklaces/gemstone

    Love the work in this. It reminds me of strings of pearls.

  17. I really liked the Blue, Pink and Green Beadwoven Bracelet So pretty!

  18. Such beautiful work! I really love the teal agate slice with beadwoven frame and strap!