I've wanted to make little metal containers/jars for quite a while. After I learned to turn wax on a lathe, it became a 'no brainer'! This technique brought back to my love of turning wooden bowls, and those skills learned years ago helped me create this graceful shape. I find small containers and bowls special places to keep treasures. These bronze jars with cork tops will be available for the holiday season!
I've been asked more and more to make wedding/commitment/treat yourself rings. I'm getting my act together and will be offering a handful of designs in 18k and 14k yellow and rose gold. Think simple, classic with heirloom beauty.
The ACC Show is next weekend! Join us for three days of festivities celebrating all things handmade at the American Craft Show in St. Paul. Come meet and shop craft like you’ve never seen before from more than 230 of the country’s top contemporary jewelry, clothing, furniture, and home décor artists.
Plus, meet the country’s top emerging artists! Stop by the Hip Pop Emerging Artists’ booths on the show floor to see their contemporary pieces ranging from sophisticated elegance to cutting-edge.
You will find Everthine Jewelry at booth 1110-6. This is the far left row when you enter the showroom floor.
Purchase your ticket ahead of time and use code MSP2018GUEST to receive 50% off of a One Day Pass. Link in my bio. Purchase your tickets HERE.
During the 2017 Holiday season I was so busy (thankful & so grateful for that) that I was unable to work on any big picture ideas for my business. I was being inspired and learning more about business, but needed to wait for the mellow time of first quarter to tackle these projects. In January I took time off and traveled. I wrote and drew a lot in my business goals notebook, and thought about what I want for this growing biz. I decided that the first project I would tackle was a professional photo shoot. For years I have taken my own photos, but I've always wanted a professional photographer to shoot my jewelry. After researching local photographer's I found Bethany Catharine Schrock a.k.a. Beth Cath. I immediately fell in love with every images in her portfolio. We met, and had a great meeting. Bethany's vision and spirit was perfect. I found a model, hair, and makeup artists. Bethany organized a collaboration with a local fashion designer, gathered props, and two wonderful assistants, and we were ready to go! (Obviously there were many other steps in this process that I'm not including, trying to keep it short.) The day of the shoot I felt calm and excited. The team worked together seamlessly. And, we made magic!
There are so many parts of making jewelry that I enjoy. From the initial designing process, to the filing, soldering and finishing (and all the other tiny steps in between). But, there's something magical about making stone rings. I purchase most of my stones on my annual trip to the Tucson Gem and Mineral Show. And, in a way when I pull those stones out to use them it's revisiting the trip, the chat I had with the stone cutter I purchased the stone from, and why I was drawn to it in the first place. Many of my friends and clients have mentioned that the stone rings feel "magical", and I have to agree that they are. They are made with care and a deep passion for the entire process.
The Tucson Gem and Mineral Show takes over most of Tucson for 1 month a year. Vendors and shoppers come from all over the world to buy and sell every kind of stone is every form you can imagine. It's also held during the coldest time in Minnesota, so it's a perfect time of year to head south. I've attended this awesome event almost every year since 2002. When I started I was shopping for a bead store, then I was attending the show to stay on top of trends in the DIY jewelry industry, and now I am purchasing stones for my jewelry business. 3 years ago I started a new tradition of traveling to the show with my buddy, Larissa Loden. It's really fun to attend the show with another jewelry maker. We can give each other advice, toss around ideas, and chat about the jewelry industry until we're blue in the face. We had a great 3.5 days of stone hunting, delicious food, and laughing. Below is a collection of images from the trip, with no description or explanation. You can figure it out. I have faith in you! Looking forward to next year!
I've had a studio at the California Building in the Northeast Minneapolis Arts District since November of 2013. When I moved back home from Los Angeles, I was so excited to become part of this vibrant community, and was thrilled that I found a studio. Getting into the artist buildings in this area is not easy to do. The studio was small, but was perfect for my return to the midwest. I loved that little studio. But, when a larger studio in the building opened up, I jumped on the opportunity to grow in square footage. The new studio is 2.5 times larger then the old space. It has a huge window, a sink, a storage loft, a display area, plenty of electrical, and tons of room for me to create!