WHAT IS MADLEY
MADLEY necklaces are fabric fashion jewelry designed to be worn by both mothers and daughters of all ages. Most are made of cotton or linen fabric and natural wood beads. They are each just a bit unique, since they were made by hand in Needham, Massachusetts!
HOW WE STARTED
MADLEY was created with a piece of fabric, some thread, and
a mother daughter bond. My 6 year old
daughter, Madison, loves fashion. I mean
LOVES fashion. When she was 3 she
would set out her outfits for the next day. Not only would she lay out the clothes, she
would position the arms on the floor with the top she had picked and then
add accessories in all of the appropriate places! As she got older, her wardrobe ideas crept
outside of her bedroom walls and tiptoed into my room. She would sit at my vanity and try on all my
necklaces while constantly begging to wear them. Of course, they looked ridiculous on her. They were all too big, too long, too grown
up, and too expensive. Madison refused to
wear the dozens of kid necklaces that overflowed from her dresser, claiming
that they "weren’t real", were for little kids only, and that they did not look
like mine. The idea to create a necklace
line which was fashionable and appropriate for both mothers and their daughters
came to life, and MADLEY was born!
With a sewing machine borrowed from my aunt, piles of fabric,
and bags of wooden beads, our dining room was transformed into a miniature
factory. I had not touched a sewing
machine since I was 15, and yet it quickly became an old friend. Together we explored lengths, widths,
textures and designs. We stayed up late,
got into fights, and listened to great music while we crafted the material into
each necklace. Soon after my uncle, who
is an amazing photographer, offered to take some pictures of the pieces and my
father-in-law volunteered to create a website.
And then MADLEY went from dream to reality. I am truly lucky to have
such wonderful support from family and friends.
HOW WE CHOSE THE NAME MADLEY
The name MADLEY was chosen because it is a combination of my
two daughters’ names, MADison
and HaiLEY. We were careful to include my son, Jason, by
sneaking in a J at the end of the logo.
And the symbol beneath the logo represents my three children and the unbreakable
bond that families possess. Each oval is its own and yet intertwined and
dependent on the others.
HOW TO "LIVE MADLEY"
MADLEY was created in an effort to celebrate the special moments shared between mothers and daughters. Moments to treasure; walks on the beach, trips to the park, a push on the swing. Memories that last forever; holding hands, singing songs, sharing smiles. We encourage you to savor these moments each day, and celebrate them with a MADLEY necklace!