Michigan Made Monday! Featuring: Dalman Pottery! - Beth Millner Jewelry

Michigan Made Monday! Featuring: Dalman Pottery!

March 09, 2015

Dalman Pottery!

Ryan Dalman has been accused of creating Off-Grid Magic at The Halfway.

 (I believe it)

Out in the woods on a bumpy road that follows the shore of Lake Superior from Marquette to Big Bay, there is a small community of folks (at the halfway point on 550) who believe that sustainable living is not only attainable but enjoyable. Ryan Dalman and his family belong to this group of crazy Yooper hippies who think that real change is possible.  The Dalman Pottery Farm is a testament to this intertwining of working, working art and life.

Ryan's studio (and house) is entirely off-the-grid.  He uses a kick-wheel (no electricity needed) and a hand-built wood-fired kiln...even the wood to fire the kiln is reclaimed!

In Ryan's own words:

"The goal is to live lightly, thoughtfully and simply while paying more attention to the importance of quality and comfort in the objects we use daily in our homes."

 (the inside of a pre-fire kin)

A graduate of Northern Michigan University, Dalman Pottery provides hand-made mugs for the immensely popular Marquette brewery/hangout, Black Rocks Brewery.  If you are a lucky scamp, you might have a mug with your name on it, made by Ryan Dalman, hanging in the Black Rocks' upper room.


He also provides mugs at Dark Horse Brewery in Marshall, Michigan! If you have the chance to go, Ryan Dalman has made more than 3,000 mugs for the Mug Club there.

Although famous for them, Dalman is certainly not limited to mug-making. He also makes platters, bowls, cookie jars, fermentation crocks...you name it.


We're grateful to have Ryan Dalman around as a member of our community and a true example of what it means to be Michigan Made!




Hopes of sunshine, warmth, and spring to you and yours,



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Ring Sizing

Purchase this ring sizer to help determine your ring size. This sizing tool is most accurate for double band rings and bands 6mm and under.

Fingers can change size due to many circumstances, the best way to get an accurate size is to check the size a couple of different times to determine your best size. The majority of our rings can be resized, but if the ring has a stone setting other than a diamond, it probably cannot be resized unless otherwise noted in the item listing.

Some of our rings with stones are shown with the stone not set in order for us to size the ring to your specifications and set the stone afterwards. This avoids damage to the stone during sizing. Reference the individual ring listings for more details. Wide Bands 7mm and above have more friction against the finger and will need to be ordered a little larger.

Our double band rings fit like a narrow band, when getting sized for a double band ring, you can get sized for a ring that is narrow.

When getting your finger sized, inform jeweler of the width band you are intending on purchasing and rely on them to determine your ring size.

Look here for more information about resizing items that you have already received.

Engagement Ring Sizing

Purchase this ring sizer to help determine your ring size. This sizing tool is most accurate for double band rings and bands 6mm and under.

There are many sneaky options for getting the size right, but the best way is to have their finger sized by a professional.

You may be able to sneak one of their rings and bring it into a jewelry store and ask to check the size.

Beth Millner Jewelry has wish lists too, so they could come in to the store and fill out a wish list and hopefully they provides their ring size.

Bracelet & Cuff Sizing

Measure wrist circumference. Take your measurement just above the wrist above bone.

Use the chart below to determine the correct size.

The bracelets we make are designed to fit comfortably, but if a looser fit is preferred, the next size up may be suitable.


Beth Millner Jewelry Bracelet Sizing Beth Millner Jewelry Bracelet Sizing


Size Wrist Measurement (Inches) Wrist Measurement (cm)
Small 5.5-6 14-15
Medium 6-6.5 15-16.5
Large 6.5-7 16.5-18
X-Large 7-7.5 18-19
XX-Large 7.5-8 19-20.5
Bangle Sizing

Bangle Size is determined by hand size, rather than wrist size

Measure hand size by tucking your thumb in, just like when trying on a bangle. Measure around the thickest part of the hand while in this position.

Use the chart below to determine the correct bangle size.

Bangle Bracelet Sizing Beth Millner Jewelry Bangle Bracelet Sizing Beth Millner Jewelry
Size Hand Measurement (inches) Hand Measurement (cm)
Small 7-8 18-20
Medium 8-9 20-23
Large 9-9.5 23-24
Pendant & Earring Sizing

When determining the size of pendant or earrings you would like to purchase, please reference the item description which includes the size of the piece.

Also, there will be an image with a hand in the picture to help visualize the size.

When choosing a piece for another person, we find that our customers choose pieces that are similar to their overall stature.

People that are shorter and small tend to like smaller items, tall slender people tend to like our longer larger pieces.

Chain Length

When picking out a chain, 18 inch is the most common length.

This would cause the pendant to sit between the collar bones.

Beth Millner Jewelry chain length