Meg Carter - A little about me...
If you were to ask someone who knows me well what color describes me best, it would surely be yellow. I try to surround myself with people and things that keep me smiling. Making jewelry is my full time job and sharing it with the world has become my passion.
Before starting Made By Meg Jewelry in November 2008, I graduated from Coastal Carolina University with a degree in Studio Art with a concentration in painting. Unfortunately, jewelry design was not a concentration. However, I also love painting and painting class is where I met my husband. Besides jewelry making, I have tried most forms of visual art. Ceramics, printmaking and drawing are also interests of mine. I have always had a passion for the arts. My first memory as a child is of painting with my easel.
I attribute my artistic talents to my mother and grandmother. Looking at my mother’s quilts and various crafts, and her mother’s tole painting and Ukrainian dyed eggs, it is apparent that the gift of art came from them.
I have found the love of my life: my husband Jonathan. We were married in the summer of 2008. It was a wonderful day and was everything that I always dreamt it would be. He was the one that encouraged me to start this jewelry business and I love him for that and also for creating this web site for me. We have two daughters, Clara, who was born in August of 2012 and Autumn who was born in May of 2014, they are my greatest Made By Meg creations. When I am not making jewelry during their naps, I am being Mommy, so don’t be surprised if you hear a little voice in the background when you call me.
I grew up in Connecticut, moved to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina for my junior year of college, and I am here to stay. I love the beach and enjoy looking for sharks’ teeth with Jon. We have an extensive collection. There is not much sea glass to be found in this area, so we use that as an excuse to go on vacations.
When I am not making jewelry and doing other business related things, I like to spend time with family. I can often be found with my nose in a book, reading some kind of sappy love story. Jon and I spend most weekends doing home improvement projects. We seem to add to our list of ideas faster than we can complete them. The important thing is we always have fun working together on these projects, while making our home ours.
I love my life and the people in it. I can’t wait to see what the world has to offer me in the future. You never know what each new day will bring.
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