AcclaimCrafts

Beaded Jewelry and Woodcrafts from Gatlinburg, TN

Gatlinburg, Tennessee 7 Sales On Etsy since 2018

5 out of 5 stars (5)

AcclaimCrafts

Beaded Jewelry and Woodcrafts from Gatlinburg, TN

Gatlinburg, Tennessee | 7 Sales

John and Laurie Walker

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John and Laurie Walker

Announcement    Do you, or someone you know, design and make your own jewelry, such as beaded necklaces and bracelets? If so, check out our awesome beading board! It's beautiful (we think) and extra-functional.

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Last updated on May 3, 2019

Do you, or someone you know, design and make your own jewelry, such as beaded necklaces and bracelets? If so, check out our awesome beading board! It's beautiful (we think) and extra-functional.

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About AcclaimCrafts

Sales 7
On Etsy since 2018

Building enduring relationships with handmade treasures.

Laurie is a military kid and has lived in lots of places, but has spent more time in the Smoky Mountains of East Tennessee than anywhere else. She makes stained glass, is a potter and picture framer, and has made jewelry for many years.

John was born in Detroit, Michigan, raised in a little immigrant town named Hamtramck, which is surrounded on all sides by his birthplace. He has lived in Gatlinburg, on and off, since 1973 when he and Laurie met, and has been a full-time resident of Gatlinburg since 2006. He has an Associates in Web design and real life skills in furniture making/finishing, carpentry, electrical, building, plumbing, CAD, picture framing, photography, and stained glass.

The jewelry that Laurie makes takes hours of design time. Each piece is carefully thought through and crafted using the best quality and nicest looking components. While some materials are foreign-sourced, nothing is made overseas or by others. All are handmade by Laurie, using components that are purchased in small quantities.

John's wood projects are the product of a marriage between old world processes and modern technology, e.g., hand tools, CNC router, laser, design software, etc. While there is still much to learn, nothing leaves the workshop without his having used his current knowhow to make everything to the best of his ability.

Our mountain home is our shop, and vice versa. Although it takes many hours to design and execute the things we make, our hearts are in it. Our mission is to produce beautiful, well made objects that will be treasured for a lifetime.

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  • John and Laurie

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    Acclaim Crafts is owned and operated by hubby and wife, John and Laurie Walker, who call the Smoky Mountains home. We combine our creative thinking, skills, and passion to produce beautiful, useful things which we believe you and yours will love.

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