Connect
To Top

Meet Maliyah Mayfield of Kalua Rae

Today we’d like to introduce you to Maliyah Mayfield.

Maliyah, please share your story with us. How did you get to where you are today?
I’ve had an entrepreneurial spirit since I was young! I started out by making bracelets, flower crowns and phone cases with friends to make some extra cash. As I got older, I began to take my hobbies more seriously.

During my Senior portfolio project at Savannah College of Art and Design, I took the opportunity to launch my new jewelry line ‘Kalua Rae.’

After receiving my Bachelors Degree in Fashion Marketing and Management in 2017, I quickly began putting my time and energy into my business while juggling my full-time job as a Visual Merchandiser.

We’re always bombarded by how great it is to pursue your passion, etc. – but we’ve spoken with enough people to know that it’s not always easy. Overall, would you say things have been easy for you?
My journey so far has been a roller coaster (in a good way). There is always something going on in Atlanta or an event to be a part of. In the beginning, I was very nervous about putting myself out there because I’m a one-woman team. But, as I began to attend pop-ups and markets, it has only made selling product easier, and I get better every time. I’ve also met so many amazing artists along the way as well.

So, as you know, we’re impressed with Kalua Rae – tell our readers more, for example, what you’re most proud of as a company and what sets you apart from others.
My jewelry line is called Kalua Rae. My tagline is “Handcrafted jewelry for the wandering soul,” and my signature style is minimalist with a bohemian twist. Kalua Rae jewelry is dainty with a mix of natural elements. I love using different crystals in my work, such as Clear Quartz, Rose Quartz, Angel Aura, Aqua Aura, Titanium Quartz, Amethyst and a few others. My specialty is wire wrapping crystals to create necklaces or rings, and I also make a lot of stone bracelets. I love to incorporate the Zodiac theme throughout my pieces as well. I had a Constellation Collection that became my best selling pieces.

So, what’s next? Any big plans?
In the near future, I want to collaborate with more artists, photographers, and models! A community definitely helps bring my vision alive whether it be in my work or in the marketing aspect. I am working on a new collection and to attend more markets. My long-term goal is to have my very own storefront.

Contact Info:


Image Credit:
Laura Ulrich

Getting in touch: VoyageATL is built on recommendations from the community; it’s how we uncover hidden gems, so if you know someone who deserves recognition please let

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

More in

  • ATL’s Most Inspiring Stories

    Every neighborhood in Atlanta has its own vibe, style, culture and history, but what consistently amazes us is not what differentiates...

    Local StoriesDecember 2, 2021
  • Hidden Gems: Local Businesses & Creatives You Should Know

    Every day we have a choice. We can support an up and coming podcaster, try a new family-run restaurant, join a...

    Local StoriesDecember 1, 2021
  • Community Member Spotlights

    It’s more important to understand someone than to judge them. We think the first step to understanding someone is asking them...

    Local StoriesNovember 29, 2021
  • The Folks Solving The Problems You Need Solved

    One of the most important benefits of a thriving small business ecosystem is the myriad of problems and niche issues that...

    Local StoriesOctober 31, 2021
  • Introverted Entrepreneur Success Stories: Episode 4

    Voyage is excited to present episode 4 of The Introverted Entrepreneur Success Stories show with our wonderful host and sales expert...

    Local StoriesOctober 3, 2021
  • Heart to Heart with Whitley: Episode 4

    You are going to love our next episode where Whitley interviews the incredibly successful, articulate and inspiring Monica Stockhausen. If you...

    Whitley PorterSeptember 1, 2021
  • Introverted Entrepreneur Success Stories: Episode 3

    We are thrilled to present Introverted Entrepreneur Success Stories, a show we’ve launched with sales and marketing expert Aleasha Bahr. Aleasha...

    Local StoriesAugust 25, 2021
  • Community Member Spotlights

    It’s more important to understand someone than to judge them. We think the first step to understanding someone is asking them...

    Local StoriesAugust 19, 2021
  • Community Member Spotlights

    It’s more important to understand someone than to judge them. We think the first step to understanding someone is asking them...

    Local StoriesAugust 9, 2021