The "Why" Behind the Brand
My brand is a tribute to the hard-working men and women who have dedicated their lives to the western culture. Through vibrant turquoise and intricate silverwork , I aim to capture the genuine spirit of the west, one work of art at a time. Every stone, every piece of silver, every design is a testament to our heritage and the traditions that have been passed down through generations.
It's my hope that every time you wear a piece of my jewelry, you'll be reminded of your own unique spirit and the rich legacy that has shaped who you are.
My goal as a maker is to create pieces that will last and be treasured for generations to come. I believe that every piece of jewelry is a symbol of the rich history that has shaped the western way of life, and that by creating these pieces, I'm helping to carry that heritage forward and preserve a little piece of ourselves for the loved ones who follow after.
Ultimately, it's not just about the jewelry; it's about the connection and the sense of belonging that comes with being a part of the western community. I'm proud to be a part of this culture, and I'm honored to share my passion for western jewelry with those who share my values.
The Hands behind the Art
Hey there, gal!
I’m MacKenzie, the creative force behind Double M Beadwork. My brand started as a way for me to bridge the gap between my artistic expression and the cowboy lifestyle that my family led. My upbringing on some of the biggest and most influential ranches, cutting operations, and breeding facilities in Texas, influences everything that I produce. The outfits I grew up on taught me to appreciate the beauty and time invested in handmade tack, and that appreciation motivated me to pursue my own art. I draw inspiration from my time spent in the high desert, where the animals and landscapes that make it so stunningly beautiful are often called to mind when I’m looking for that creative spark.
At the age of seventeen, I found myself with a bead loom and a burning passion for jewelry making. My earliest memories of beading were sitting at the kitchen table with my mom, as we strung together her own designs. It was from this humble beginning that my love affair with jewelry truly began.
As I dedicated more time to my craft, I found myself drawn to the challenge of exploring new techniques and designs. Although my initial pieces were beadwork, I was eager to broaden my horizons and push the limits of my creativity. Slowly but surely, silversmithing became a large part of my skill set, offering a new dimension to my art. The raw beauty of metal and rocks captivated me, and I found myself devoting every waking moment to honing my art.
My journey has led me to where I am today: a skilled artisan with a passion for creating exquisite jewelry that speaks to the heart and soul of the western lifestyle. I am filled with deep gratitude for the incredible women who have worn and adorned themselves with my jewelry. Your support and encouragement have allowed me to pursue this passion of mine, and I cannot express how much it means to me. Each piece is carefully crafted with love and dedication, and to see it worn and cherished is truly an honor. Thank you all from the bottom of my heart for being a part of this journey with me.