THE ART OF JEWELRY MAKING
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 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
Lily Winter works in copper, dyed aluminum and vintage silver plate for an unusual look for under $30. Using new technology, she hand-paints many of her items. She uses sterling silver as well, focusing on lightweight designs that can be worn every day. You can see her designs at http://www.etsy.com/shop/LilyWinterMinnesota.
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.
Lake Superior Rock Creations
Jan Herbert embellishes Lake Superior rock with beads and other accents. Some feature a sandblasted image. Each rock pendant hangs on an adjustable leather cord.
Jim’s inspirations come from the graceful flowing lines and wide range of colors seen in nature. His sculptured gemstones and precious metals make unique and wearable pieces. Additional designs can be seen at http://carvedgemstonejewelry.com.
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!