WHY BUY FROM US?We are a Military family. Our creativity is rooted deeply in our coastal hometown of Kennebunkport, Maine, but we also take inspiration from where we have had the opportunity to call home. From the tropics of Japan, to the southern comfort of Georgia, the modest and wide open spaces of Utah, and finally the capital of this wonderful country, Washington DC.
We source 90% of our supplies from other Etsy sellers. We are passionate about supporting other small businesses, including the suppliers on Etsy. We believe in creating strong and loyal relationships with other Etsy sellers; what goes around, comes around!
We donate products to charities and military affiliated programs. Designs by Katie Leigh donate earrings, necklaces and other popular pieces to charities that promote healthy body image to women and teens. We also partner with other military affiliated programs!
Designs by Katie Leigh opened in 2014. Our Etsy shop officially went live in July of 2014, with just ten listings.Designs by Katie Leigh is run by two people. Katie Leigh Merrill and her husband Alex brainstorm together to create and design every piece. With combined skills of sewing, welding, wood burning, soldering and painting, the pair conjures new ideas.
Our Mission is three-fold. 
 1. To create jewelry and accessories that are unique, easy to wear and affordable to all.
2. To empower women of all sizes and walks of life to feel gorgeous when they leave the house; it should be as easy as putting on a necklace in the morning!
3. To spread joy; we believe, above all else, that if you can bless someone, you should.

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