THE ART OF JEWELRY MAKING

Bev Mollberg

Bev started creating wire wrapped jewelry five years ago and won a 2nd place in an art contest for a wrapped pendant. She has unique wire-wrapped jewelry using glass, shell, crystals, semi-precious stones and beads to create unique pendants, earrings, collars and bracelets. She has designed “The Versatile” which is an interesting earwire that can be matched with a wide variety of earring charms. Bev also has created several collars (necklaces) from either 14 gold-filled wire or sterling silver.

CHW Designs

CHW Designs is made up of a mom and her two daughters. They are spread out across Minnesota and started making jewelry in 2008 as a way to stay in touch with each other. Their jewelry is made from a wide variety of items; Swarovski crystals, natural gemstones, Czech glass beads, handcrafted lampwork beads, and vintage beads to name a few. You can view their jewelry at www.chwdesigns.etsy.com

Becky Steinhoff – Mystical Deva Jewelry

Becky Steinhoff has been creating pieces of jewelry since she was a little girl going to garage sales and buying old jewelry, taking it apart and redoing it. She still does repurpose old pieces but her main focus now is working with semi-precious gemstones and creating pieces that are inspired by nature. The name of her company, Mystical Deva, came about because she uses a lot of dragonflies and other creatures of nature as focal points. Deva means nature spirit. When she was a little girl she thought that dragonflies were created from combining fairies and dragons, therefore “mystical”.

Barbara Robertson

Barbara Robertson began making beaded jewelry and gradually moved into metal clay and sheet metal for jewelry. She make metal clay charms including lake charms with a cubic zirconia where your home or cabin is located on your lake. Her latest venture is making rings and incorporating charms with stones she collects and drills from her beach on Leech Lake. She also creates statement pendants using copper and silver, stone rings with cabochons purchased from all over the country.

Becky Seemann

Becky Seemann of Artwoods creates handcrafted silver-jewelry focused around the elements of nature from her shop located in the artwoods of Northern Minnesota. Becky is a self-taught artist and accomplished water colorist who shifted to working in metal 12-years ago as a way to make wearable art. She is a nature enthusiast who believes that a walk in the woods or wearing something that reflects nature helps to release the stresses we all face day to day.

Jodi Riesselman – Bijou

Jodi Riesselman has been creating jewelry for seven years using a variety of stone, semi-precious gems, glass, wood and metal beads and offers pieces at an affordable price.

Whether accessorizing an outfit for work, special occasion, fun at the lake or everyday wear, there’s something for you!

Tyler Bakken

Tyler Bakken is a local Minnesota artist. She paints original art on canvases with acrylic paint. She also creates unique jewelry using glass beads and wire wrapped pendants. Making signs out of barn wood for home decor is also an art avenue she has taken. Art is her life and her mission is to create full time someday. 

Shelley Nelson

Shelley Nelson, aka ShellySellsSeaShellsbytheSeaShore, creates one of a kind, unique, nature inspired jewelry. She’s a trained metal smith and self-taught lapidary artist. All inspiration and materials are sourced from nature. She uses recycled butterfly wings, gems, crystals, driftwood and seashells she’s found on her travels of the world. Nothing from nature was ever harmed! All is recycled to create a greater awareness to the preservation of our natural world.

Katrina Barnett

Katrina (Kat), began her journey in metal work over 20 years ago. She is a 1997 graduate of Minneapolis Technical College Jewelry program. She has sold and exhibited her jewelry and sculptural creations throughout the Midwest and Texas. Katrina’s mixed-media necklace titled, Circle Game, received a JEM Club Choice Award during the 2018 Spring Show. The show was hosted by the Academy of Art University in San Fransisco, California.

Katrina’s current series of jewelry and sculpture is influenced by patterns and textures. She enjoys incorporating enamels into her work and her upcoming collection. In a recent series of enamel jewelry, the patterns of our water cycle was an inspiration. Some of the materials seen in her jewelry include; semi-precious metals, silver, gold, enamel, semi-precious stone and found materials. 

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