About Design-Your-Gift

What is Design-Your-Gift

  • Unique, Handmade Beaded Jewelry for You or as Special Gifts
  • Thousands of Unique Beads from around the World and handmade Lampwork Beads for jewelry makers and crafters
  • Beaded Jewelry Repair
  • Jewelry Making 101 Videos or Zoom Classes for your private or  group lesson

Our Story

Owner, Sam Black (Sandra), started designing and making jewelry in 2005 as a productive hobby and outlet for her creativity.  Like you, Sam was frustrated with so many pieces of jewelry collecting dust in the jewelry box because they didn’t fit (bracelets too small and chokers choking you) or too difficult to get on and off  or were not the right color or style. That’s when She envisioned a concept where EVERYONE could create their own jewelry that’s comfortable, easy to wear and designed to YOUR style… and Design-Your-Gift was born. The hobby mushroomed into a wonderful destination activity in SWFL that earned Design-Your-Gift over 70+ Five Star reviews on Trip Advisor.

Sue Haberkorn joined the team in 2014. She loves to help people, like you with creating your design ideas, or helping you get started. Sue can also help you with repairs of beaded jewelry and has become the virtual assistant – adding all the inventory to the website, for your easy shopping pleasure.

The brick and morter store closed in Sept 2020. NOW for YOUR easy shopping from ANYWHERE in the USA, the website offers over 700 handmade, one-of-a-kind, pieces of jewelry – ready for purchase!

PLUS 3,000 packages of loose beads, including Sam Black Original handmade lampwork beads!  See the Video Tab to watch how Sam makes these melted glass beads.

We will still do repairs. Email us at sam@samblack.com or through the form on the contact page. We are here to HELP YOU!

We are here to help YOU create customized gifts that show the thoughtfulness and caring for the the special people in your life.