Jewelry

Cindy Mae Swee

Dakota Mae Design

Minneapolis, MN

2019 booth #15

Color, rhythm, balance, pleasing proportions, the natural world, and just about anything, can inspire me to create.
My love of gemstones began during my childhood while hunting for agates and thomsonites on north shore of Lake Superior.In the 1970’s I became hooked on glass beads as well, and started collecting vintage and unusual beads in the U.S.A., Europe and the Far East. 
I also make my own lampworked beads with Italian glass and enhance them with 22K gold and fine silver leaf, dichroic glass and encasing. I find making shapes and mixing colors to be very seductive.
Combining these creations with quality gemstones; sterling silver, copper and brass I’ve hammered, torched and stamped; Swarovski crystal; 14K gold and a variety of unique treasures and glass beads from my vast collection is rewarding. I am thrilled and finished with a piece when the design is beautiful, in addition to being wearable and timeless.

When designing I focus on color, balance, wearability, elegance and fun!

I am thrilled and finished with a piece when the design is beautiful in addition to being comfortable, wearable, and timeless.

 

 

© Cindy Mae Swee

© Cindy Mae Swee

Laura Stamper

New Hope, MN

www.laurastamper.com

2017 booth # 36

Laura's art background is painting. When she approaches a new piece, she thinks in terms of color, design and negative space. “I have been influenced by the greats from Da Vinci to Dali. The theme of my art is rooted in story with an emphasis on nature and the female form.” Each figure is carefully hand crafted one at a time.

The entire process for each piece consists of multiple steps, including miniature porcelain sculptures and enameling. When all the miniatures are finished, Laura combines them with gem stones and sets them in precious metals (sterling silver, 18 k, 22 k, and 24 k gold). Laura's unique style and craftsmanship make these collectable pieces heirlooms of the future.

Laura's work is sold through select galleries and juried art shows.

 

© Laura Stamper

© Laura Stamper

Carmel Schramm

Simply Living Jewelry

Rhinelander, WI

SimplyLivingJewelry.com

2017 booth # 143

The Fine Art of Stone Jewelry - Natural stones lead our designs. Every step from design, fabrication, and finishing is done my me. I use fine silver, and tarnish- resistant sterling such as Argentium.The sheet and wire I forge, bend, or hammer into shapes is silver soldered to complete the finished pieces. I enjoy the challenge of traditional hand fabrication metal smith techniques to form each piece. Our textured surfaces are achieved by traditional and contemporary methods. I cut stones to reflect the optimum shape, color, texture by traditional lapidary methods.

 

© Carmel Schramm

© Carmel Schramm

Steven Lindholm

SPL Designs

Menomonie, WI

www.spldesigns.com

2017 booth # 28

Along with some fabrication, I generally use the lost wax method to create a wax design.

I start the process either from a drawing of a design, or just carving in wax, to create the Product. I take the wax, set it up in a plaster like investment, then proceed burning out the wax and casting in silver or gold. Finishing the piece by setting precious and semi precious gemstones in Gold or Silver to create my rings, pendants, earrings and bracelets.

 

 

© Steven Lindholm

© Steven Lindholm

Judy Hurd

Beadmused

Menomonie, WI

judithhurd.weebly.com

2019 booth #65

I create handmade beaded beads using spiral peyote, tubular peyote, celling spiral & quadruple helix techniques. I combine irregular shaped pearls, semi precious stones, torch fired copper with gold wash, silver, leather & silk to create individually designed jewelry--all with an eye to balance, proportion, color and texture.

© Judy Hurd

© Judy Hurd

Mary Gohman

The Silver Scarab

St Cloud, MN

© Mary Gohman

© Mary Gohman

marygohman.com

2019 booth #116

I carve the wax, cast and fabricated pieces in sterling and 14k gold. I frequently incorporate twigs, acorns and bark that has been molded and cast into sterling silver, 14k gold and even copper and brass. I compliment these forms with fabricated elements. I use traditional faceted and cabochon gemstones along with the unique forms of fossils, crystalline , uncut and carved shapes.

 

Tahmi DeSchepper

Tahmi - The Art of Woven Metal

Fairfield, IA

www.tahmi.com

2018 booth #122

My inspiration comes from replicating textiles in metal. Using a medieval finger weaving technique, I weave fabric from thin metal wire. I then embed that woven metal fabric behind layers of clear glass I’ve fused in order to play with various optical effects in my jewelry. It’s intriguing to me that by changing the viewing angle slightly, you get a completely different experience of the underlying metal fabric. It’s hard to capture in a still image, but the result is very dynamic as light interacts with both the glass and the underlying metal fabric. Because I love sparkle so much, I also designed a tool so that I can make jump rings from square wire. This adds an additional intriguing element to my designs, because each side of the ring is flat, in essence creating hundreds of mirrored surfaces to further play with light. All necklaces and bracelets also feature my signature, easy to put on clasp that I design and fabricate myself.

 

© Tahmi DeSchepper

© Tahmi DeSchepper

Sarah Chapman

Minneapolis, MN

www.chapmanmetals.com

2017 booth # 49

I strive to find a balance aesthetically between the industrial and natural worlds, with a focus on functionality. Each piece is hand fabricated, soldered, cast, cold-connected, or die-formed in oxidized sterling silver, copper, or gold. My jewelry is inspired by architectural and natural forms.

© Sarah Chapman

© Sarah Chapman

The objects I make are inspired by architecture, by nature as architect, and by my desire to build. I am struck by the process of building, how decisions are made, items are organized, and how a structure grows from nothing. I strive to find a balance aesthetically between the industrial and natural worlds, with a focus on functionality. My structures are fabricated, cast, cold-connected, soldered, etched, and die formed. I primarily work with oxidized sterling silver, copper, brass, and 14k gold to create my pieces.

Known for a unique design sensibility, balancing the sculptural forms of my jewelry with the softness of stones and surface textures. I've been a studio jeweler and educator for over twenty years, and value my passion for the metalsmithing field, demonstrated by my enthusiasm for continuing self-education and through educating others.

© Sarah Chapman

© Sarah Chapman

Originally from Chicago, I currently teach at Quench Jewelry Arts in the Northeast Minneapolis Arts District, and show my work throughout the U.S.

 

Sharon Burns

Shar Designs LLC

Madison, WI

shardesigns.com

2017 booth # 111

© Sharon Burns

© Sharon Burns

All my jewelry is hand woven using many different sizes and shapes of glass beads.herringbone,square,brick and peyote are the weaves I use. Color is one of my best assets . I sometimes add metal accents to my designs. I use toggle style closures in most of my pieces. I have an assortment of necklaces,bracelets and earrings. All my pieces are custom designs.