Artist Feature: Lizzie Renville, Poco a Poco Jewelry

Lizzie Renville self proclaims that she was raised “green” by Hippees and she has always been delighted in creating green art.  It was something she did as a child and something she continues to do with her business. She enjoys the challenge of designing and creating jewelry from items that might otherwise end up in… Continue reading Artist Feature: Lizzie Renville, Poco a Poco Jewelry

Artist Feature: Julie Petit-Thomsen & Sarah Strauss, JS Rawhide

Julie and Sarah are an aunt-niece duo who partner to craft unique, leather bracelets.  Julie is an interior designer, and Sarah is a Spanish teacher. Together, they enjoy the freedom in the creative process by choosing colors and textures of the leathers and designing patterns and styles of the bracelets. They select and import quality… Continue reading Artist Feature: Julie Petit-Thomsen & Sarah Strauss, JS Rawhide

Artist Feature: Christa Tess Kalk, The Beadtique Jewelry

  Christa is the owner of The Beadtique Jewelry as well as Minnesota Makers. She was raised in a very crafty family. Her grandmother made seasonal and holiday crafts for every occasion and her mom does custom sewing and alterations. With these influences, there were always reasons to participate in some type of crafty activity. Early… Continue reading Artist Feature: Christa Tess Kalk, The Beadtique Jewelry

Press: Do It Yourself or Get it at Minnesota Makers

Southwest Journal, Minneapolis, MN By Linda Koutsky MARCH 2, 2016 The original Arts and Crafts Movement of the mid-1800s through the early 1900s was fueled by the machine age. Factories could produce more items less expensively because of advances in technology. But many people didn’t like the uniform, mass-produced products and retaliated by making things… Continue reading Press: Do It Yourself or Get it at Minnesota Makers

Artist Feature: Jay Kalk, Minnestona

Jay Kalk is the owner of Minnestona: Minnesota  Jewelry. He is also co-owner of Minnesota Makers with his wife Christa. Jay has been creating the Minnesota shaped pendants for the past 3 years. With the help of Etsy and gift stores in the Metro and in northern Minnesota, Jay keeps himself busy grinding and polishing stones. He… Continue reading Artist Feature: Jay Kalk, Minnestona