Wendy Hively - Jewelry Designer and Owner of Charliemadison Originals

About Us

Wendy Hively | Owner & Founder | Charliemadison Originals
Each of us is on a journey – a journey with twists and turns that bring joy, enlightenment, challenges, and even heartache. So often, we wait for the big moments to come along - the life-changing moments - and we forget about the little everyday moments. 

Enjoy the little things in life, for one day you’ll look back and realize they were the big things.  ~Kurt Vonnegut


Charliemadison Originals is about helping you celebrate your little moments - reaching your goal, believing in yourself, counting your blessings.  Each piece of jewelry is a token, meant to inspire and remind you of what’s important in your life.  Choose your own special token or share your favorite with someone you love.

My journey has been blessed with amazing little moments. I’ve been around the world and back again – as a child, I lived in Haiti, the Philippines, Hong Kong, and China; then in Okinawa, Japan when my husband served in the U.S. Navy. I am also a scientist – in my younger days, I studied cancer genetics in the laboratory of a Nobel laureate. I am a (retired) Navy wife and share my life with a man who proudly served our country for 20 years. We have two daughters who already share our love of art, science, and healthy food. And I’ve had the privilege of meeting the most amazing people along the way, all of whom have inspired me on my journey.

Why Charliemadison Originals? It’s a combination of our daughters’ names – a tribute to our family and a reminder that your little moments are much sweeter when you share them with those you love! We have always been honored to be a part of the military community and giving back is an important part of our journey. We are proud to donate 5% of your purchase to organizations that support military members and their families.

Our jewelry is handcrafted in the U.S.A. in our Maryland studio. Visit our shop and find the perfect gift for the special gal in your life! Thank you for supporting our small business and for helping us to give back!
 
{Photos by Julie L. Hipkins/Originations Photography}
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