Beth's passion is crafting quality, wearable art inspired by the beautiful natural landscape of the Upper Peninsula of Michigan and shores of Lake Superior. Drawing inspiration from her adventures in the Northwoods, Beth uses regionally sourced agates to incorporate a literal piece of her beloved land into pendants and rings. Humans have always been attracted to the powerful and grounding nature of agates as the use of them in jewelry dates back to the Egyptians.
The land around Lake Superior is prime agate picking territory, and Beth has been taking full advantage of the treasures to be found right here in our backyard! Last fall, Beth started cutting and polishing locally harvested stones, wearing away billions of years to reveal unfounded beauty within these coveted stones.
The story begins over a billion years ago, when the Lake Superior basin was formed by massive lava flows. When the lava cooled, air pockets formed. Over the course of hundreds of millions of years, cracks developed in the cooled lava. As quartz liquids flowed through the cracks, the air pockets became filled, and the liquid hardened slowly. One layer at a time, fortifications formed.
During the ice ages, giant glaciers tilled up and deposited sand, dirt, and stone, bringing these treasured agates to the surface to be distributed across our landscape by waterways—like rivers and lakes.
Beth has also begun creating new jewelry featuring agates that she found and cut here at our shop in Marquette, Michigan. You can watch a video of this process, as seen on the Upper Peninsula's "Discovering." Beth was featured again last year on Discovering, and you can see that video as well, here.
Come on by the shop! We would love to show you these new pieces, and discuss the whole process from picking up the raw stone, all the way through setting it into a one-of-a-kind piece of wearable art.
We will still be carrying stones sourced from other areas surrounding Lake Superior, to find Beth's agates on our website make sure to check the "details" section of the listing. We will make sure to let you know!
It took over one billion years, fire, ice, searching, grinding and polishing for your agate to finally make it to you. By owning a piece of our shared past, you will carry the energy and fortitude that an agate represents through our shared future.
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.