Thursday, June 9, 2011

JET Interview - Jean of Superior Stones


Lake Superior is the greatest of the great lakes, so when it came to naming my shop featuring beach stones and beach glass, SuperiorStones was the obvious choice. The lake affects my life in so many ways- the weather being the most prominent. The "lake effect" snow is what gives "Big Snow Country" its name, so I decided to celebrate the lake and all its power and beauty.

Brown Beach Stone Emerald Cluster Pendant Knotty Necklace by SuperiorStones

I love contrasting textures, so I enjoy pairing a dainty, classy stone or pearl with the more rustic, rugged beach stone. I often use pearls, rubies, emeralds, sapphires, tanzanite, diamonds, and other more precious gemstones as accents because I just love the contrast.







Beach glass is getting harder and harder to find because the ships do not dump their garbage in the Great Lakes any more (thank goodness) and people are not littering as much glass any more (also good.)





I also have a selection of carved bone and horn, and other organic, earthy looking pendants.


And my shop just would not be complete if I did not have something for the men.

11 comments :

Beadsme said...

Great earthy creations.

Bob J24-7 said...

Great look at Superior Stones! I like this Werewolf Claw Necklace ... it would be a nice Father's Day gift!

SilverSmack said...

Thanks for the love!

DG Jewelry Designs said...

Love these creations.

Michele said...

Lovely earthy and beach jewelry, keeping it with nature!!!!

SendingLoveGallery said...

fabulous earthy creations, great rocks!

Deb Jeffries said...

Very nice Collection. I have a huge collection of stones from Lake Erie and have always wanted to make jewelry with them but have a hard time drilling holes without chipping or breaking. These are stunning! Good job!!

JillreOzmay said...

SO beautiful! I love love love working with beach stones. Problem is, I tend to hoard them worse than my other beads. They are treasures! :) Thank you for sharing your work.

Dashery Jewelry said...

I always love the contrast between the beach stones and the gemstones on those lovely necklaces too!

Erika Price said...

Awesome! Jean transforms simple beach stones and glass into the most beautiful jewelry! Erika Price Jewelry

Made By Tammy said...

Beautiful beach stones and beach glass jewelry!