Beth Millner “Abundance” Artist Statement:
After months away from home due to a serious renovation, being back in a house surrounded by my natural environment served as my primary inspiration in designing “Abundance.” My pace of life and design aesthetic are heavily influenced by hidden signs of wildlife I witness on a daily basis. While it certainly felt I was running in circles (and chasing my tail) during the house remodel, now that the project is finished I can reflect on and appreciate life’s cyclical nature. This piece is a reminder that what we often see as a constant struggle to survive can instead be interpreted as a thriving existence full of abundance.
The Halstead Design Challenge
The Society of North American Goldsmiths (SNAG) hosts an annual design challange as a fundraiser. Makers purchase a kit with surprise materials and are required to use at least 50% of the kit materials as well as incorporating one found object.
This year's theme is "hidden", encouraging artists to engage their audience with elements of mystery and secrecy. Beth's piece "Abundance" was chosen among a handful of others to be displayed at the SNAG annual conference in Portland, Oregon where the top 6 artists will receive prizes for their work.The top three winners are awarded varying cash prizes and are featured in video blogs and print publications.
Let customers speak for us1815 reviews
The butterfly pendant is so pretty. It is very nicely made. It can be worn for dress up or for casual. Love it!!
Perfect match for the pendant of the same shape and design! They go great together and we’re made for each other!
Superior Gales Pendant
I love the pendant so much! The details are perfect.
I love the prints on all of these. I have bought many for Christmas gifts, nieces in H.S. and MIL. They like them all, very beautiful prints
Walking through the woods when it's "raining" autumn is one of my favorite things to do and this pendant captures that experience beautifully!! Thank you!!
This pendant is beautiful. It inspires so many wonderful memories of the loons on our lake. It is a true keepsake!
Love my pendant!
The Woodland Conifer pendant in silver is my very favorite necklace. It’s a perfect size, goes with anything I wear (I actually never take it off) and it reflects my love of the northwoods. I couldn’t be happier with my purchase.
I purchased this pendant as a gift for an NMU alumni as a reminder of their time at NMU, in Marquette near our beautiful Lake Superior! The stunning landscape on this pendant is sure to provide lifetime memories of treasured times in Marquette!
Thank you for your gifts and talents you create in your amazing pieces.