I am Molly Macklin, a vintage jewelry lover, fashion fanatic, and re-purposing addict. Six years ago, I needed a necklace for a New Year’s Eve outfit. Anxiously rummaging through my mom’s collection of vintage costume jewelry, I quickly became inspired to connect several rhinestone brooches together. Little did I know that, that one re-purposed necklace would ignite a passion for creating unique, one-of-a-kind, statement necklaces! Having grown up around my grandpa's antique store, I’ve always had a love for old treasures. I moved to Chicago briefly to experience the lifestyle of a big city, which is where I think a lot of my over the top inspiration and style was fostered. Most of the vintage pieces I find come from antique stores, thrift stores, online, my mom, or from my grandma-in-law (she also loves hunting for pieces!). In addition to the statement necklaces, I also redesign brooches, earrings, bracelets, hair pins and headbands. I’ve always been extremely creative and I really enjoy taking something someone has discarded and remaking it into an amazing statement piece that someone else can wear again.
This blog provides an insight into Ameliorez..... my creative process, styling the jewelry, my family, exciting events, and my fabulous creations!
P.S. The name "Ameliorez" is French for "revamped" because all of my jewelry is revamped.
My jewelry can be purchased directly from my shop page or the stores listed below:
Dear Marlee ~ Taylor Springs, IL
Penny Loafers & Pearls~ Chenoa, IL
Perfect Pair Antiques and Salon~ Warrensburg, IL
Plush Boutique~ Charleston, IL
The Sample Rack~ Philadelphia, PA
Whimsy~ Terre Haute, IN
Yellow & Co.~ Mahomet, IL