Mayana Designs Co

Exotic and bohemian at its core, our jewelry is bold and colorful. We love to experiment with fun and sometimes unexpected color combinations and patterns often inspired by textiles, other art forms and artisan crafts found around the world. Our jewelry is meant to be the focal point of your outfit - to be more than just an accessory. We want you to turn heads and receive the attention you deserve, as you will bring our jewelry to life!

Mayana's pieces highlight the beauty of Japanese Miyuki glass beads, which are renowned for their precise cut and color variety allowing them to be woven together perfectly to form complex patterns. 

The design process begins with our designer Emily conceptualizing a pattern and shape. Then she creates a digital pattern and chooses bead colors from the over 1000 Miyuki bead colors available. Our pieces often require working up several prototypes and experimenting with different bead stitch techniques. This is a slow and creative process in which each bead is handwoven one at a time, often over several hours. Finally, Emily and her artisan team transform these tiny beads into wearable pieces of art. 

Our jewelry is handwoven in small batches by talented women artisans living in Medellin, Colombia. We are committed to offering bead weaving training and stable work opportunities to women living in vulnerable communities.  Many of our artisans are single mothers and members of the displaced indigenous Embera community who have faced innumerable challenges.