MorningStarArts

Unique Beaded Jewelry, Rainbow Laminate, and more

Rochester, Minnesota

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Announcement    Welcome to Morning Star Arts!
Announcement: We are moving the Rainbow Laminate offerings over to my husband's store--Giannini Forge--here on etsy. To see them, and some knives made with our Rainbow Laminate (and some with other materials), visit my husband's store here: www.etsy.com/shop/gianniniforge

Please note: this shop accepts credit cards via PayPal, and you do have the option to use your credit card to pay via PayPal without needing to sign up for an account. Using Paypal is encouraged for fastest processing times.

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Announcement

Last updated on Mar 21, 2018

Welcome to Morning Star Arts!
Announcement: We are moving the Rainbow Laminate offerings over to my husband's store--Giannini Forge--here on etsy. To see them, and some knives made with our Rainbow Laminate (and some with other materials), visit my husband's store here: www.etsy.com/shop/gianniniforge

Please note: this shop accepts credit cards via PayPal, and you do have the option to use your credit card to pay via PayPal without needing to sign up for an account. Using Paypal is encouraged for fastest processing times.

Follow me on Facebook to see my newest creations and to receive notice of sales and contests.

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About MorningStarArts

Sales 282
On Etsy since 2007

Ever hear of a husband ASKING his wife to start a new hobby? Well, after several years of knife-smithing (under the name Lion of Judah knives), my husband, John, taught himself to lampwork beads about 10 years ago. Then he asked me to take a jewelry making class, so I could start incorporating his beads into necklaces and bracelets. Originally, I didn't want to because what mom of four feels that she has extra time for another hobby? Then I visited a bead shop and saw all the "lovelies" there, and I have never looked back! Since then, while continuing to make jewelry, we have experimented with photography, copper enamel, postage stamp pendants, glass and copper boxes, handmade copper kaleidoscopes, ceramic tiles and pendants, felted wool, needle felting on sweaters, and fabric based "Rainbow Laminate", or micarta. In general, if it’s metal, John makes it, and if it’s colorful or fuzzy, I do. And sometimes we make things together. Because we like to treasure-hunt, we occasionally have vintage goodies to offer in the store, too.

To support this creating habit (and to buy food) John has a day job as a college professor, and I work part-time as a Library Assistant. We have 4 grown sons, a daughter in law, and one grand daughter, and 4 cats at latest count. We live in rural Minnesota and love it here after our years of roaming through California, Utah, Washington, and Illinois.

Our goal is to make attractively designed high-quality items. Please feel free to contact us if you have something special in mind!

Shop members

  • Amy

    Owner, Designer, Creator

    I'm Amy. I love all the beautiful bits that make lovely and eye-catching necklaces, bracelets, and earrings. I've recently become interested in upcycling wool jackets and sweaters with needle felting and sewn-on embellishments.

  • John

    Creator

    My husband, John, and I make the Rainbow Laminate together. He has been a knifesmith for 20+ years. He also teaches, hunts, and loves football!

  • Asa

    Maker

    Asa is our son, and is working on a degree in graphic design. He designed the Build-a-house printable, and any other printables to come.

Shop policies

Last updated on January 23, 2023
Thank you for looking at my store! I will do everything to insure that you are happy with your Morning Star Arts purchase.

***A Word About COLOR*****Please note that every computer/phone/tablet display has a slightly different color balance. I have tried very hard to show the color samples in the best possible way but there will be some variations on different screens. If you have any questions about any specific colors, please feel free to convo me.

*About Rainbow Laminate* Our Rainbow Laminate is a high-quality, sturdy, polish-able material suitable for knife handles, gun grips, and lapidary treatment. We make three types of laminate: layered, which can result in solid colored laminate or striped, depending on the fabrics chosen; "rolled" which has a more random, but still layered, appearance similar to agate; and "collage", created with layers of random sized and shaped fabric scraps, resulting in the most colorful and artistic designs, but also more prone to pin-holes.
With every Rainbow Laminate order, we include finishing instructions. Rainbow Laminate listings are for standard knife scale sizes, but if you have a specific size and/or color request, contact us via "custom request" and we will try our best to create what you need.

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