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Girl Meets Joy Jewelry...

It's very simple... I just really love making jewelry.

I love bright pops of color, the luminous glow of gemstones and the shimmer and shine of silver and gold metals that have been worked and burnished by hand. Since I fabricate with my materials, nothing is ever cast as multiples which leaves every piece being like a one of a kind. I bring these qualities together into my bodies of work. I make finely hand crafted jewelry in limited quantities that are unique, tactile little treasures. Many pieces are custom commissions for one of a kind jewelry items that have been re-imagined from family heirlooms.

I really believe that there is a very special allure about anything that is carefully crafted by the hands of a maker. It is a very personal and connecting experience. Small details and rich textures guide my process from start to finish on every piece that I make. I want every piece to become more cherished the longer it is owned and handled, worn and loved.

Awards & Honors

2016        Lanesboro Arts Emerging Artist Award

2017        Wayzata Art Experience - 2nd prize

2017        Lakeville Art Festival - Best In Show, Jewelry category

Adhering to the Finest Standards and Materials

Each piece of jewelry is unique, but each Girl Meets Joy Jewelry design shares the following:

• Every piece is hand fabricated by the artist with care, never mass produced or cast as multiples.

• All gemstones are bezel or flush set for the safety of the stone.

• All gold is 14k or higher.

• Heavy textures, fine detailing, brilliant gems and luminous pearls combine for very visually pleasing designs.

• All designs are unique and one-of-a-kind or produced as limited editions.

 All stones are hand chosen, natural and high quality.

• Pearls are of the highest quality and are Tahitian, Chinese or Japanese in origin.

• The collection is ever evolving and growing as new pieces are created.

Memberships and Guilds

NEMAA - Northeast Minneapolis Arts Association

Society for Midwest Metalsmiths

MNJAG - Minnesota Jewelers Art Guild

Enamelist Society

Feeling the Love...

I love my customers! Here's what some of them have to say...

“I absolutely love my rings! And my earrings! And my bracelets!!! Wherever I wear them, I get a lot of compliments and people want to know where I got them.  Thank you oh so very much!”

“I walked the whole art fair and kept coming back to your booth, several times, to look at everything.  Your work is gorgeous and I love the earrings I finally picked out.  I know I'll be wearing them often!”

“Had to have my ring!  I wear it every day, all the time, and it is my absolute favorite piece of jewelry. Looking forward to seeing you again next year! Thank you so much!”

“I bought the branch necklace with pearls...first for me, then for my daughter. She will wear it at her wedding and then when I am done with it, it will go to her.”

“I love the little bright sparkles of color you incorporated into my earrings with all the gemstones. The textures are all so perfect. Very nice!”

“I have many big rings but the one you made for me from my mother's jewelry is the one I always reach for first. I always feel her close when I have it. Thank you.”

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