Behind the Design: Two Hearted River - Beth Millner Jewelry

Behind the Design: Two Hearted River

April 07, 2017

Behind the Design: Two Hearted River

The Two Hearted River

This river is near and dear to most Yooper's hearts. Located near Tahquamenon Falls, this river splits into two branches, hence the name "Two Hearted".
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Drawing inspiration from it's name as well as unique sandy banks, the Two Hearted River locket was born.

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Beth designed this photo locket just in time for Valentine's Day, featuring a hemlock tree couple. Tree couples are representative of strong partnerships with deep roots, standing tall on the sandy banks of a river.

Beth Millner Jewelry Two Hearted River trees nature handcrafted mixed metal

After the locket was released, Beth simplified the design and now offers the Two Hearted River as a pendant as well. 

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The Two Hearted River gained notoriety beyond the local fisherman after being featured in Ernest Hemingway's novel: "Big Two Hearted River". The short story follows a fly-fisherman named Nick who reflects on his life while fishing and camping along the banks of an Upper Peninsula trout stream.

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"He watched them holding themselves with their noses in the current, many trout in deep, fast moving water, slightly distorted as he watched far down through the glassy convex surface of the pool, its surface pushing and swelling smooth against the resistance of the log-driven piles of the bridge." - Hemingway in Big Two Hearted River 

Another Michigan crafter was inspired by the Two Hearted River: Bell's Brewery in Kalamazoo, MI. They've created the delicious Two Hearted Ale, a classic IPA "well suited for adventures everywhere".

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It is still known as a great trout stream and many people visit the Two Hearted's banks to camp, kayak, and enjoy the breathtaking natural beauty. Truly one of the U.P.'s hidden gems, be sure to make a voyage to this beautiful area at least once in your life.






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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.

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

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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
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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
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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.

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

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

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