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Sometimes the old ways are simply the best. If you need renderings of product before you sample to convince buyers or company directors, or if you have custom clients you want to sell that 20ct. Paraiba to, this is where I shine.
Collaborating with myself and my contacts both local and abroad can bring you innovation in a market that thrives on newness, as well as invaluable sources for materials and manufacturing that I've worked closely with for years.
Does your company need additions to a current line? Do you seek to branch out into another section of the industry? Would you like to move in another design direction entirely? Starting from scratch?
Michelle Midyette is an award-winning jewelry designer and G.I.A. Graduate Gemologist. In 2005, she launched her professional career by designing a number of highly prized fine jewelry lines which grew into powerful brands. She has consulted on all design, production and branding for many premiere USA fine jewelry houses, including Optimum Diamonds, Sloane Street, JudeFrances Jewelry, Elizabeth Showers, Pampillonia Designs, and the new costume jewelry collaboration Lulu Avenue. She brings all of her extensive industry, branding and gemstone knowledge to her corporate clients, creating an intuitive process that enables them to create the very finest cohesive collections and marketing strategies.
From initial sketches to exquisite watercolor renderings, to productions and stone sourcing in the U.S. and overseas, every client benefits from her experience and talent. To date, she has worked with over 27 different companies and countless individuals creating innovative jewelry that runs the gamut from stunning one-of-a-kind pieces to full 18k collections, as well as affordable silver and precious gem lines that are sold globally. Although she has designed thousands of pieces that are available in the marketplace today, current industry challenges and detailed attention drive her to take every project to a new level.
Originally from Texas, Michelle graduated from The Hockaday School and The University of Texas at Austin with a Studio/Fine Arts degree, before working in fundraising and event planning for The Santa Fe Opera and the Metropolitan Opera of New York. The daughter of computer and engineering entrepreneur Bob Midyett (USDATA) and the accomplished intaglio printmaker Vicki Midyett, she also co-owns a new Chinese Food destination in Deep Ellum - The Monkey King Noodle Company, where foodies can delight in everything from traditional hand-pulled noodles and soup dumplings. The Monkey King has won the coveted Best of Big D: Chinese from D Magazine, Best of Dallas from the Dallas Observer, and great reviews and editorial press in Bon Appetit, The Huffington Post, Zagat and Eater among others.