Small Business Saturday: Metamorphix

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Being in New York City has presented me with opportunities to meet and interact with amazing people and artists from all walks of life that I couldn’t dream of meeting anywhere else. It’s mind-blowing to think of all the art, trends, and innovations born and bred out of the creatives who made them happen in the big city of lights. It’s even more awe-inducing that I got to feature one of these creatives on my blog today.

Meet Myrlande, a self-taught designer who creates abstract jewelry for her self-owned company Metamorphix. Having started jewelry design after a bad break up, the Metamorphix designer discovered her unknown knack for design while seeking therapeutic hobbies to ease the pain of a broken heart and finding herself along the way. You’ll find the material for most of her jewelry familiar as she often creates beautiful pieces from everyday household items. Materials in which some would find no use, Myrlande’s keen eye for innovative jewelry design sees potential for a standout piece and the results are striking every time.

My favorite material to work with is Mango seeds. Coming from the Caribbean, Mango is my favorite fruit and I love the aspect of being eco-friendly, so it was only right that I get creative and make something out of the Mango seeds. My next favorite material is leather. Leather has this expensive, rich texture to it. You can cut it into many shapes, paint it, sew it to create awesome designs.
— Myrlande Georges, Metamorphix designer
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Myrlande finds beauty and her inspiration in the most unsuspecting objects like the often forgotten, no-named spring found in remotes or pens and masterfully creates unique pieces that instantly enhance a look. Her scrunchie earrings were one of my favorites to wear as they reminded me of the dozens I have lying around and the alternative uses creatives see for simple, seemingly one purposed items.

The most rewarding experience of being a small business owner is that I get to follow my passion and have fun with it.
— Myrlande Georges, Metamorphix designer

In a world where big-brand companies over-flood our media, it’s easy to overlook small businesses. Sometimes, if you blink too soon, you’ll miss the wonders, designs, art, and culture in your own neighborhood. Here on Sherelle Naturelle, my hopes are to open your eyes to the talents of our community and showcase the not-so-hidden gems that are right under our noses.

You can find Myrlande’s jewelry pieces for sale at her Metamorphix online store here (squareup.com/market/metamorphix.com). Or, if you’re in New York, you can purchase her jewelry at brick and mortar shops such as Blink Boutique, Brand Hunter, and Marche Rue Dix.

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Photo credit: Pascal DuBois