madislandartist's Shop Announcement

WELCOME! *PLEASE NOTE: My shop is seasonal, because I sell from a mobile trunk show from spring to fall. I have just reopened for the winter, and I am rebuilding my inventory. Please check back often to see what's new!*

I am a multi-media artist: here you will find paintings, sculpture, mobiles, and wearable art jewelry. My inventory changes frequently because I travel and do trunk shows. The shop might be full one day, and nearly empty the next.
My painting styles vary greatly. It gives me great joy to experiment and play with different genres as well as techniques.
I make sculpture, mosaics, and mobiles using a variety of materials including found objects such as sea glass and driftwood, but also hammered copper or aluminum wire, stained glass, beads, coins, buttons, etc.
I like to make jewelry that tells a story which transports the wearer to another place: the deck of a ship on the high seas, a marketplace in Marrakesh, an old tenement with torn lace curtains blowing through a broken window.....a deserted island where mysterious things keep washing up on the beach, an abandoned cottage in a faraway land. In essence, I make dreams.
In my dream-pieces, I like to feature lake stones, sea glass or other salvaged items found on Lake Superior beach walks or in my winter travels. I make pendants and other metal elements by hand (including sculpting, hammering and patinas) and I incorporate handmade beads from all over the world, purchased from Etsy bead makers and fair trade sellers. I do not repeat designs exactly or mass produce so they are all one of a kind. I purchase American made findings (or I make them myself) that do not contain toxic metal alloys.

When you purchase a piece from me, there is a name and a face as well as a detailed description of the piece and it's elements. That's the difference between making a purchase from an artist versus an item that is mass produced, with only the name of a retailer behind it.

Enjoy your visit! Questions? Please ask!

I seldom have the attention span to stay with a "series" for very long, so if you like something, get it before it's gone, because I'm probably already off on some new flight of fancy! Stay tuned, because there's always something new happening around here....
I live on Madeline Island in the summer, and in the winter, I hit the road with my loveband, our 8 year old goldfish and our tortoiseshell Maine coon cat in our 1974 GMC motorhome.

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This shop accepts Etsy Gift Cards.