About Us

Hello and welcome to Jewelry by Design, our little corner of the web.

My name is Matthew Caldwell and I have been making custom jewelry for 30 years. It all started when I was going to Dental Technician School back in the late 70’s. While learning to make teeth I would sometimes make jewelry on the side to cast since the process is the same, in that you first make a wax model to be cast through the lost wax method. I made teeth for a living for a while but as I got better and better at making jewelry I finally decided to do it full time as I had more passion for jewelry than teeth.

Living and raising a family in Bay City, TX on the Texas Gulf Coast, I was exposed to inland sport fishing and fell in love with it. Years ago I combined my love of making jewelry with fishing and came up with my own line of sport fishing jewelry. I think its unique with its attention to detail and realism. From belt buckles to rings and pendants, there’s something for everyone.

Over the years the fishing jewelry has been one of our most popular lines but we can do just about anything you can think of or we are expert at helping you design that one of a kind heirloom piece or simply something whimsical just for fun. Just take a look at our samples page to get an idea of our capabilities and to see a small sample of designs we’ve done over the years.

So, I hope you enjoy your visit to our site and if you feel you’ve found the right place. Don’t hesitate to give us a call or if you’re in the area stop by and see us.


Matthew Caldwell