Meet Our Brand Ambassador Rebecca! - Beth Millner Jewelry

Meet Our Brand Ambassador Rebecca!

June 12, 2019

Meet Our Brand Ambassador Rebecca!

We are excited to announce Rebecca as one of our new Summer 2019 Brand Ambassadors.

"I live in L’Anse and I’m the Assessment/Accreditation Coordinator at Keweenaw Bay Ojibwa Community College. I teach the Capstone course for all graduates, and I also get to teach special topics courses. This summer it is True Crime, Victims, and the Media, since I study the way true crime talks about criminals and victims. (It’s kind of a niche topic, and people either lean in and want to know more when I say that, or take half a step back and quickly change the subject). I spend a lot of my free time reading, although I do branch out from true crime for a good thriller or the latest Stephen King.

Rebecca Beth Millner Jewelry Brand Ambassador

My grandmother taught me to knit when I was eight years old, and it was my coping mechanism in grad school. I’ve mastered the art of knitting and reading at the same time – I’ve tested multiple book stands – so my hobbies don’t have to conflict with each other. I have a friend who runs a humanitarian knitting charity that focuses on knitting for the homeless, and she and I are in agreement about the meditative benefits of knitting. It helps keep me grounded, and seeing how far I’ve come on a shawl or sweater helps me feel like I’ve accomplished something when so many other aspects of life feel like just running in place.

Rebecca Beth Millner Jewelry Brand Ambassador

I’m also a published author, which still feels strange and wonderful to say. My first book, The Ripper’s Victims in Print: The Rhetoric of Portrayals Since 1929 came out in January 2018, and I used my first royalty check to buy a wonderland pendant to mark the occasion. When I was younger I wanted to be a teacher, an author, an astronomer, and a marine biologist, so having my first book published was incredible. My second book, Words of a Monster: Analyzing the Writings of H.H. Holmes, America’s First Serial Killer is due out this summer – and you can bet that if you see me out and about in a coffee shop working on something, it’s for book three. It’s not uncommon for someone to come up and greet me with “So which serial killer are you doing now?”

Rebecca Beth Millner Jewelry Brand Ambassador

 

I don’t just write academic things, though. I’ve been participating in National Novel Writing Month since 2010, writing a novel each November. I’ve been a volunteer leader for the U.P. since 2012 and we even have weekly writers’ meetups in Cyberia in Houghton and a U.P. authors’ Facebook page. There’s always room for more creativity, and having a group to bounce ideas off means we can help each other out. I, for some reason, am the go-to for advice on murdering characters and getting away with it, at least for a while.

My current favorite Beth Millner piece is my Chocolate and Roses Twig Ring. It’s not my original wedding ring – I needed a replacement because my original ring couldn’t be resized and, since I’ve been concentrating on healthier choices and keeping my life more in balance, my old one got to be far too big. I’d had the ring in the back of my mind for a while so, as a celebration of how far I’ve come, I ordered my new ring at the end of April. All of Beth’s pieces are amazing and get compliments when I wear them, but this one just blows people away. I can’t even remember the first time I saw Beth’s jewelry, but I’ve been in the U.P. since 2007 and she just captures the feeling of natural beauty that surrounds us, coupled with the care of the handmade and intentionally designed that make all her pieces so special."

Follow Rebecca for all her beautiful knitted creations and true crime novels here:

Instagram: @krakengoddess

Facebook: Rebecca Frost

Twitter: @krakengoddess






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Sizing
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 throughout a several day period 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.

If you need a ring resized that you have already purchased please contact us. 

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 them 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 we will try to get their ring size written down.

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 the 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.


Chain Length reference photo by beth millner jewelry