I’m Marissa Lindstrom, a born and raised Michigan gal currently residing in Murray, Kentucky with my best friend, Kristin, and our very sassy cat, Willow. Born in Holland, MI, I grew up on the shores of Lake Michigan, exploring dunes and old growth forests, getting muddy catching frogs, and freckling in the sun. So naturally, when it came time to choose a college and career, I chose to head north to Northern Michigan University, where I earned my Bachelor’s in Environmental Studies and Sustainability. Through working with native flora, fauna, studying sustainability, food systems, and so much more, I realized being an interpretive naturalist and environmental educator is my true passion (I love to tell people I’m a “super cool nature school teacher”). I’ve had the absolute pleasure of working as a naturalist in Michigan, Alaska, and now Kentucky (where I scored my first “big girl” job)!
Our sassy pet cat, Willow.
As a naturalist, I spend my time at the nature center I work at engaging with visitors about native flora and fauna, caring for our rescued wildlife, and promoting and inspiring a love of the outdoors and a strong conservation ethic. I also often have the opportunity to interpret wild animals that visit the backyard of the nature center (I LOVE using my Beth Millner’s wildlife jewelry as references for butterflies, woodpeckers, songbirds, and hummingbirds). In short, I absolutely love my career and all the challenges, new ideas, and adventures every day brings. My career also allows me to promote sustainability and foster a love of conservation in children and adults alike.
On the job as an environmental educator.
This environmental consciousness is one of the main reasons I feel so connected to Beth Millner Jewelry. I first discovered this true Marquette gem on a rainy day in college, running to the Co-Op across the street for a few groceries. After shopping, I decided to duck in the unassuming and charming store, and to my surprise I found shelf upon shelf of beautifully handcrafted jewelry, made out of recycled metals and featuring the Michigan stones and gemstones I grew up collecting. And just like that, I fell. That day, I bought a pendant for myself and one for my sister. In the months after, I purchased a beautiful set of earrings featuring woodpeckers and then, one day, my most wonderful partner, Sean, gifted me a set of chickadee earrings (my favorite bird).
Needless to say, I’m very much a fan of Beth Millner Jewelry, which was why I applied to be an ambassador this summer! Not only does Beth specialize in recycled metals and stones, but she uses recycled packaging and practices fair wage policies. THIS is the kind of business I want the world to be populated with. Conscious, kind, sincere, and with such an eye for detail and beauty. To share such a wonderful business with more folks feels like a privilege!
Feel free to follow my ambassadorship this summer and get a glimpse of my beautiful jewelry in action @marissahlindstrom
Have a great summer :)
Let customers speak for us1739 reviews
BMJ mixed metal pendants are my faves, but this one may be the new #1 in my collection. Sunflowers give off such a happy, cheerful vibe that I decided this was the piece that I wanted to wear to help me get through my first chemotherapy session. And you know what? It totally worked. My day sucked a little less wearing this little piece of sunshine. Thanks for sharing your creativity with us - I'll be your biggest fan for life!
I love how Beth's double-banded rings can make a bold statement but still feel light and fit so well. They're my go-to rings.
These are the best for polishing my jewelry
I recently purchased the hummingbird pendant and earrings. I absolutely love them and have gotten so many compliments. Very high quality.
Perfect birthday gift for my daughter-in-law :)
I love this pendant. My husband purchased it for my 50th birthday. We are Minnesotans and we love the UP. The fact that this stone is from the UP makes it very special. And I love that the pendant is reversable!
I love my new earrings, they are such a beautiful shape and color. They are a perfect addition to my Beth Milder collection of jewelry
I am so happy to have ordered this unique piece! as someone with metal allergies it is hard to find silver jewelry that doesn't cause me to break out and I have never had a problem through Beth Millner! Supporting a small local business is an added bonus!
Fifty years ago in September, I began my first semester at
Michigan Technological University.
Superior, its forests, rivers, and rock completely captured my mind and heart.
I return each year with my partner to continue to explore the beautiful, the wild, and epic of this place.
As a remembrance of all that it has meant, and continues to mean to me, I purchased your beautifully crafted “Two Hearted River” pendant.
Thank you to all of the artisans who contributed to this stunning piece.