My passion is helping artists reach their goals thorugh compassion, connection, introspection, and implementation. Let's work together and make it happen!
Hello! I'm Marlo M. Nice to meet you!
I'm Marlo Miyashiro (a.k.a. IMakeCuteStuff) a jeweler by trade, crafter of sewn things, teacher of photography techniques, mentor / arts business consultant for emerging artists, and co-owner and managing director at The Handmade Showroom and Bezel & Kiln in downtown Seattle. (phew!)
I bring a lot of first-hand knowledge to the conversation, having been in the retail and wholesale craft industries for almost 30 years. My first business was selling my hand-fabricated studio jewelry line to over 200 shops and galleries all over the country and abroad. After moving to Seattle, I grew my business and started organizing the Seattle Etsy team in 2007. Today my time is spent on individual consulting, teaching, and my current projects, The Handmade Showroom (est. 2015) and Bezel & Kiln (est. 2019).
From my experience as an arts business consultant, I have taught small business and product photography classes at conferences all over the West coast, including Craftcation Conference in Ventura, CA and have a couple of Etsy classes available on CreativeLive's online craft business education channel as well.
If you are struggling with figuring out your Next Best Step for your business or need some solid advice on improving your product photography, check out my services.
About Marlo M.
the handmade showroom and
Bezel & Kiln at Pacific Place
The Handmade Showroom began as a 1200 sq. ft. pop-up storefront in the Summer of 2015 showcasing 35 artists from in and around the Seattle area. Since then, we have become a permanent retail storefront, representing the work of over 160 talented artists from the Pacific Northwest and beyond. You'll find us on the 3rd floor in our largest storefront to date inside the New Pacific Place in the heart of downtown Seattle and online at TheHandmadeShowroom.com
Bezel & Kiln opened in September 2019 right next to The Handmade Showroom. This new space provided Marlo M. with the opportunity to create a one of a kind collection of art jewelry, fine housewares, and personal accessories by 50 talented artists from all over the world. The perfect compliment to The Handmade Showroom, the intimate gallery environment is the perfect space to discover your newest favorite thing. Visit Bezel & Kiln on the 2nd floor at Pacific Place in downtown Seattle and at BezelandKiln.com
I served the creative community of Seattle as the organizer of the Seattle Etsy sellers team, Seattle Handmade (formerly known as etsyRAIN) for over 10 years and am now the proud co-owner of both The Handmade Showroom and Bezel & Kiln in downtown Seattle, WA. Between both locations, we represent more than 200 independent artists and makers from the Pacific Northwest and the world.
Have fun looking thorough my scrapbook of community events we have produced over the years!