Corissa McClay, making personal style a business with MakerCraft

Corissa always loved making jewelry. But it was an expensive and time consuming hobby. To make anything, she had to buy beads and other materials and then sit for hours to figure out designs that would work. She hit on the idea of designing jewelry online, and searched for sites where she could do it herself. But she couldn’t find any sites that offered this.

When she realized that that she probably shared this problem with millions of others who are involved in the do-it-yourself jewelry market, she realized she had a new venture opportunity on her hands. With her degree from the Art Institute in Pittsburgh, Corissa (and her husband Nick McClay) had the skills to build such a site. And MakerCraft was born!

Read more in The New Venturist