Beth Millner Jewelry was started in 2007 in the corner of Beth's tiny kitchen while she was a student attending Northern Michigan University. After graduating from the Art & Design program, Beth traveled the country for several months showing at art and music festivals. Upon returning to the Upper Peninsula and her small studio, her business grew year-over-year and she brought on limited part time help. Five years later, in 2012, she opened her own storefront in downtown Marquette, Michigan. Beth Millner Jewelry now employs between 5-7 people depending on the season, including her full time Operations Manager, Janna and full time studio assistant, Nina. Beth's jewelry is on display in multiple retail locations, as seen here.
Our mission is to provide artisan designed jewelry fabricated in a socially and environmentally responsible way. Each handmade item is made from recycled metal and most of our copper is local Upper Peninsula copper from the former White Pine Mine in Ontonagon, Michigan. We offer certified recycled diamonds as well as raw and industrial grade diamonds for unique engagement rings. We emphasize eco-friendly business practices by packaging orders in recycled jewelry boxes and bags with reused padding during shipping. We also print on recycled paper and shipping labels. We use green cleaning products and natural options instead of chemicals in the studio whenever possible.
Each piece of jewelry is carefully crafted in the studio upstairs of the storefront in Marquette, Michigan with a high level of attention to detail and craftsmanship.
Our passion is crafting quality wearable art inspired by the beautiful natural landscape of the Upper Peninsula of Michigan and Lake Superior. Beth draws inspiration from her adventures in the northwoods including fishing, hiking and biking. Her cohesive design lines include shorelines, woodland landscapes and pollinators as well as her popular line of Upper Peninsula and Lake Superior silhouette jewelry.
We have a strong commitment to giving back to our community and have collaborated with various charities and organizations to launch our fundraiser jewelry pieces. A portion of the proceeds of the jewelry in the fundraiser jewelry program are donated to the organizations as described in each listing. We also set aside a certain number of jewelry to be donated each quarter to local fundraisers, events and silent auctions.
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