"Tennis and Pickleball jewelry to be worn on and off the court and treasured for generations"
Margaret Lumia, the founder of Studiomargaret and a tennis player for over 40 years, is passionate about tennis. It is this love of the game that led to the creation of her company dedicated to providing high quality tennis jewelry, pickleball jewelry, and natured inspired jewelry and accessories. Based in Florida, Margaret designs and makes unique, modern, and classic pieces to be enjoyed on and off the court using the best of craftsmanship.
HOW IT BEGAN: Margaret always loved art and spent time with her mother painting faces on cloth dolls, and with her grandmother making chains for charity. In high school she developed a strong interest in ceramics and thought she would like to major in fine arts. Her dreams were put on hold as she followed her science background and graduated from the University of Southern California with a Doctor of Pharmacy degree in 1988. In 1991, Margaret and her husband moved to the east coast and created a business together based on a need she recognized while working in the pharmaceutical industry..
With the business running strong, Margaret could not deny her creative energy. She immersed herself in doll making, and became a world renowned doll artist whose creations won top honors and appeared on magazine covers.
Margaret is currently focused on jewelry and glass art, and has studied with some of the top artisans in the world, including: Blaine Lewis for stone setting, Linda Darty, Amy Roper-Lyons, Merry-Lee Rae, and Ricky Frank for enamels, and Kate Wolf for wax carving. In her quest for excellence and her passion to learn, she is capable of working every aspect of a finished piece from design, wax carving, casting, fabrication, simple stone setting and enameling.
Margaret followed her dreams in tennis going pro at the age of 53. She held two distinctions that year. She was the oldest rookie in the history of the sport and the oldest ranked player in the world at the time.
Her passion for tennis continues on and off the court where she is designing and producing original works in tennis and pickleball jewelry, nature inspired jewelry, and unique art glass and porcelain. We hope that you will enjoy her art as much as she does creating them.
Studiomargaret is also present at a variety of tennis and pickleball tournaments throughout the year including the Winston-Salem Open, ATP Delray Beach Open, and other USTA and PPA local, state, regional and national level tournaments.