Michigan Made Monday! Revisions Design Studio by Michele Dugree - Beth Millner Jewelry

Michigan Made Monday! Featuring: Revisions Design Studio by Michele Dugree

March 23, 2015

Well, folks, it's apparently spring in the UP!

It went from -20 to 50 almost over night--and it's stayed that way! I was expecting to be wading through snow for another month, but I'll certainly take it.  I was out walking my dog in a tee shirt! And snow still up to my calves, of course.

Dog loved it, though, since warm snow is the best for snowballs. 

This is the face he makes when I say the word "snowballs"


And, hey, it's Monday again! That means it's time for 

Michigan Made Monday!


We are happy to share that Revisions Design Studio is opening a brick-and-mortar store in Downtown Marquette this week!


Michele is a native of the Upper Peninsula and a graduate of Northern Michigan University's Ceramics program in the College of Art and Design. She started working on building her business soon after graduating from NMU and her home-grown business has exploded since the official opening in 2008.

Revisions focuses on taking old ideas and revitalizing them, whether casting old glassware into new porcelain holders, bending antique spoons into jewelry, or using old farming implements to create a beautiful space with her new Urban Analog lighting line



Do these look familiar? One of Revisions' most well-known pieces are her porcelain eggshell candles and planters.

The Beth Millner family has a long-standing connection with Revisions--Janna worked with Michele when Revisions was just a small studio out in Gwinn, and Beth went to school with the Revisions studio technician, Melinda!

 It's Janna!


Revisions has work in stores worldwide and has fulfilled wholesale orders for such major retailers as Target, her work has been featured on the Today Show, and Michele has been spotlighted by Etsy as a featured seller.  Wow! 

Despite major success, Michele is determined to keep her business local and handmade, though she has faced major pressure to outsource production overseas to increase her profit and output.  For Michele, it's about the design, it's about creation, and it's about making a difference in her community.  

Michele's production and design studio is located in the old Gossard building in Ishpeming, Michigan, about 20 minutes outside of Marquette.  For those of you who are unfamiliar, the Gossard building was a women's undergarment factory in the 1920's!

 (history)   (revised)

We are so excited to welcome Revisions Design to downtown Marquette.  Her new storefront is located at 219 West Washington Streer, the old Farmer Q's storefront. Stop on in next time you're downtown between 11am and 5pm and take a look!


Enjoy the Melt, 


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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