LionessElise

Minneapolis, Minnesota On Etsy since 2016

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This shop got multiple 5-star reviews in the past 7 days.

LionessElise

Minneapolis, Minnesota | 1,959 Sales

Announcement    Due to temporary post office closures and suspension of delivery and pickup in South Minneapolis, there will be a delay in shipping orders until we find out what the heck we're doing next. Everything will go out as soon as we can manage it. Thank you for understanding.

ALSO: Dear international customers: my domestic customers get free shipping over $35, and I don't want you to be left out. Use the coupon code REDUCEDINTLSHIPPING at checkout to receive a discount that would equal domestic shipping on your order. (It's not free shipping, but I hope it helps a little.)

Announcement

Last updated on May 28, 2020

Due to temporary post office closures and suspension of delivery and pickup in South Minneapolis, there will be a delay in shipping orders until we find out what the heck we're doing next. Everything will go out as soon as we can manage it. Thank you for understanding.

ALSO: Dear international customers: my domestic customers get free shipping over $35, and I don't want you to be left out. Use the coupon code REDUCEDINTLSHIPPING at checkout to receive a discount that would equal domestic shipping on your order. (It's not free shipping, but I hope it helps a little.)

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About LionessElise

Sales 1,959
On Etsy since 2016

I make jewelry and shiny things that make people want to write.

Welcome! I'm Elise, also called Lioness, and making these one-of-a-kind shinies is what I do. It's also what got me a rather unusual World Fantasy Award nomination in 2009. I love making art that inspires other people to make art, especially word-art. (That way there's more for me to read. Win!)

I make all the jewelry by hand. Mostly I describe myself as a metal-bender. I work with sterling silver or gold filled wire in a variety of gauges. The beads come to me from all over the world, and some of them have stories as well.

Whenever someone writes something sparked in some way by the shinies I make, it's such a delight and an honor. I hope that they inspire you, whether it's to write a poem or story or essay, to seek out something wonderful to read, to encourage creativity in others, or just to move through your day wearing something that makes you glad.

Oh. If you want a testimonial, I asked Neil Gaiman for one once, and he said, "Elise Matthesen is my favourite jewellery maker." So there ya go. (Thanks, Neil!)

(Some have wondered why it may take from three to five business days to ship. I'm a disabled artist. I have a good life, but sometimes I'm moving pretty slowly, depending on what this week's challenges are. There's a reason I have snail sculptures on the shelf here to look at for encouragement. I'll do the best I can; your understanding is appreciated.)

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