LionessElise

Elise Matthesen

Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Announcement    SHIPPING EXPERIMENT: I've added first class international shipping options for some countries I often ship to, and priority flat rate for one (NZ) where click-n-ship does not let me do first class. IMPORTANT: first class international is not available for orders over $400, so we'll need to figure out a shipping option that works for both of us.

PLEASE tell me if it's working for you. Please tell me your country if you don't see it listed, and I will go research and add it. And my big apologies to NZ folks!

If this works, we'll keep it. If not, we'll figure something else out.



NEXT BIG SALE: The end of 2022 which I will celebrate with markdowns and clearance prices, because you know how I get.

Every year I do three big sales: late May to early June is the post-WisCon (science fiction convention) sale, August is my birthday month, and late December is end-of-year clearance.

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Last updated on Sep 4, 2022

SHIPPING EXPERIMENT: I've added first class international shipping options for some countries I often ship to, and priority flat rate for one (NZ) where click-n-ship does not let me do first class. IMPORTANT: first class international is not available for orders over $400, so we'll need to figure out a shipping option that works for both of us.

PLEASE tell me if it's working for you. Please tell me your country if you don't see it listed, and I will go research and add it. And my big apologies to NZ folks!

If this works, we'll keep it. If not, we'll figure something else out.



NEXT BIG SALE: The end of 2022 which I will celebrate with markdowns and clearance prices, because you know how I get.

Every year I do three big sales: late May to early June is the post-WisCon (science fiction convention) sale, August is my birthday month, and late December is end-of-year clearance.

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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, and a Hugo award for Best Fan Artist in 2020. 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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    * Hugo winner, Best Fan Artist 2020 * World Fantasy Award nominee 2009 * Maker of the Otherwise award tiara * Maker of Lois McMaster Bujold's awards necklace a.k.a. the Cetagandan Order of Merit * Bender of metal, assembler of words, singer of songs

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