Weekly Staff Wishlist: Andrea's Picks

Weekly Staff Wishlist: Andrea's Picks

Spice up your holiday wish list with our staff's own favorite pieces!

Andrea's favorite handmade earrings, pendants, and ring by Beth Millner Jewelry

New Beginnings Earrings

New Beginnings mixed metal earrings handmade by Beth Millner Jewelry


These earrings are some of my favorite in the whole store. They are so bright and cheery, slightly luxurious with the brass suns paired well with the rustic hammer texture and patina. Beth appropriately calls them "New Beginnings". They give off such a positive vibe and wearing them allows you to just radiate alacrity. These earrings have always reminded me of a time in my own life when I had my own new beginning; the sun rises once more and everything is going to be okay.


Silver Framed Greenstone Drop Pendant


Michigan Greenstone pendant handmade with recycled sterling silver by Beth Millner Jewelry


I really like the rugged stone in a juxtaposition with the fine silver. It reminds me of the delicate balance between the natural and manmade world. The stone itself is rather little, but it is emphasized by the large plate of silver behind it. To me, this stone setting is less traditional than most stone pendants. It's much more artsy and obviously handcrafted.


Entwined Branches Ring


Entwined Branches Twig Ring handmade by Beth Millner Jewelry


Holy wah... this ring is just a dream. It's perfectly balances while seeming slightly asymmetrical just like a real twig system. When I put this ring on, I feel like a woodland fairy. I feel like it was made out of actual plants and somehow frozen in time to hold that little diamond. With the leaves, I'm reminded of a first snow when everything appears black and white and little ice droplets sparkle in the trees. It seems so ethereal yet very permanent at the same time.


Red Autumn Conifer Pendant


Red Autumn Conifer Mixed Metal Pendant handmade by Beth Millner Jewelry


This conifer pendant really seems to capture my personal connection to the land. I live with the local land and work to preserve and protect the natural world. I studied outdoor recreation and currently I work with the U.P. Land Conservancy so my whole life really revolves around playing outside and protecting the land we use. To me, this piece really captures the local conifer shorelines along Superior.  The terrain is often varied and the hammer textures can be interpreted as many different types of landscapes. Once more, like most of Beth's pieces, this pendant really epitomizes "rugged yet beautiful".

Andrea's Favorite Jewelry from Beth Millner Jewelry