StudioSweetwater

Lake Superior Inspired Jewelry, Hand Made in Duluth, MN

Duluth, Minnesota · 1189 Sales

StudioSweetwater

Lake Superior Inspired Jewelry, Hand Made in Duluth, MN

Duluth, Minnesota 1189 Sales On Etsy since 2013

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Announcement   Sweetwater Jewelry Designs tentative 2018 Show Schedule:

April 6-8: JUNKSTOCK Omaha, NE
May 5: Rustic Mama’s Market, Owatonna MN
May 11-12: Duluth Junk Hunt, Duluth, MN
June 16-17: Stone Arch Bridge Fest, Minneapolis, MN
June 21: Lemonade Concert & Art Fest, St. Cloud, MN
June 23-24: Wayzata Art Experience, Wayzata, MN
July 14-15: Grand Marais Arts Fest, Grand Marais, MN
July 21-22: Bayfield Festival of the Arts, Bayfield, MN
July 27-29: Blueberry Fest, Ely, MN
August 11: Lake Superior Art Festival, Brighton Beach, Duluth, MN
Aug 24-26: ArtStreet, Green Bay, WI
September 7-9: Harvest Moon Fest, Ely, MN
September 15: Fall Fest, Chester Bowl, Duluth, MN
October 6: Cranberry Fest, Stone Lake, WI
October 20: Oktoberfest, Ruttger’s Bay Lake Lodge, Deerwood, MN

*Please note that the selection varies from Etsy to my booth at art shows! If you see something in person, it does not mean it will be online as many items are one of a kind!

FAQ:
-I am not accepting any custom sea glass drilling orders at this time. You may purchase sea glass and stones that have already been hand drilled in my jewelry creations.
-Follow my Facebook page for more info on what art shows I will be attending- Facebook.com/LakeSuperiorBeachGlass.
-I can be found on Instagram @SweetwaterJewelryDesigns
-I typically ship within 1 week of your custom order, but depending on my schedule, it can be up to 2 weeks. This is because most items are made to order, and handmade takes time. Processing time is not the same as shipping time. For example, my processing time is 1 week. Standard First Class shipping time is 4-10 business days. Add these together to estimate the arrival date of your order. You may also check tracking through your receipt on Etsy.

Thank you for your patience and understanding while I create your special piece!

Follow me on Instagram @SweetwaterJewelryDesigns
Like my page Facebook.com/LakeSuperiorBeachGlass

-April

♥♥Jewelry has been a passion of mine for my entire life. With Lake Superior as my muse, I create jewelry that connects the soul to these great waters. I am enthralled with the untamable beauty that is the Lake, absorbed is my spirit by the waves that caress the shore.

Materials are very important to me in my creations. While stones and sea glass ignite my curiosity and creativity, I also use high quality metals, handmade porcelain beads and pendants, and authentic pearls and gemstones to achieve the symphony that is each piece of jewelry.

★Please kindly read all policies prior to ordering to avoid any misunderstandings★

♥★♥★♥IMPORTANT!!! ♥★♥★♥ I do NOT ship Friday-Sunday, and am not available to answer convos at that time. If you convo me during that time, please do not expect a reply until Monday. If I are not answering, have patience, an answer will come. There is no need to keep writing messages, especially on the weekend when I am not available. I do my best to maintain a healthy balance between work and family time, and also participate in art shows all summer long, so I am a very busy gal!

★★★PLEASE USE ETSY'S CONVO FEATURE, NOT THE EMAIL ADDRESS, TO SEND MESSAGES. I AM NOT LIKELY TO RESPOND TO EMAILS. Plus, it's nice to have everything on Etsy for simplicity and organization.

♥♥♥

PLEASE READ:
Every effort is made to ensure that your items reach you in time and in the condition I mailed them in. Occasionally, an item becomes lost or damaged in the mail. I do add insurance to each package, so please contact me within 30 days USA and 90 days International to report any lost or damaged packages. I cannot control the post office, but make every effort to make sure you and I are covered in case of an incident!

Please make sure your address is correct! I ship through Etsy to the address listed. If your item is returned to me due to an insufficient address, it is your responsibility to pay for shipping and insurance in order for your item to be mailed to the corrected address. Refunds will NOT be given due to an incorrect address.

Announcement

Last updated on Mar 31, 2018

Sweetwater Jewelry Designs tentative 2018 Show Schedule:

April 6-8: JUNKSTOCK Omaha, NE
May 5: Rustic Mama’s Market, Owatonna MN
May 11-12: Duluth Junk Hunt, Duluth, MN
June 16-17: Stone Arch Bridge Fest, Minneapolis, MN
June 21: Lemonade Concert & Art Fest, St. Cloud, MN
June 23-24: Wayzata Art Experience, Wayzata, MN
July 14-15: Grand Marais Arts Fest, Grand Marais, MN
July 21-22: Bayfield Festival of the Arts, Bayfield, MN
July 27-29: Blueberry Fest, Ely, MN
August 11: Lake Superior Art Festival, Brighton Beach, Duluth, MN
Aug 24-26: ArtStreet, Green Bay, WI
September 7-9: Harvest Moon Fest, Ely, MN
September 15: Fall Fest, Chester Bowl, Duluth, MN
October 6: Cranberry Fest, Stone Lake, WI
October 20: Oktoberfest, Ruttger’s Bay Lake Lodge, Deerwood, MN

*Please note that the selection varies from Etsy to my booth at art shows! If you see something in person, it does not mean it will be online as many items are one of a kind!

FAQ:
-I am not accepting any custom sea glass drilling orders at this time. You may purchase sea glass and stones that have already been hand drilled in my jewelry creations.
-Follow my Facebook page for more info on what art shows I will be attending- Facebook.com/LakeSuperiorBeachGlass.
-I can be found on Instagram @SweetwaterJewelryDesigns
-I typically ship within 1 week of your custom order, but depending on my schedule, it can be up to 2 weeks. This is because most items are made to order, and handmade takes time. Processing time is not the same as shipping time. For example, my processing time is 1 week. Standard First Class shipping time is 4-10 business days. Add these together to estimate the arrival date of your order. You may also check tracking through your receipt on Etsy.

Thank you for your patience and understanding while I create your special piece!

Follow me on Instagram @SweetwaterJewelryDesigns
Like my page Facebook.com/LakeSuperiorBeachGlass

-April

♥♥Jewelry has been a passion of mine for my entire life. With Lake Superior as my muse, I create jewelry that connects the soul to these great waters. I am enthralled with the untamable beauty that is the Lake, absorbed is my spirit by the waves that caress the shore.

Materials are very important to me in my creations. While stones and sea glass ignite my curiosity and creativity, I also use high quality metals, handmade porcelain beads and pendants, and authentic pearls and gemstones to achieve the symphony that is each piece of jewelry.

★Please kindly read all policies prior to ordering to avoid any misunderstandings★

♥★♥★♥IMPORTANT!!! ♥★♥★♥ I do NOT ship Friday-Sunday, and am not available to answer convos at that time. If you convo me during that time, please do not expect a reply until Monday. If I are not answering, have patience, an answer will come. There is no need to keep writing messages, especially on the weekend when I am not available. I do my best to maintain a healthy balance between work and family time, and also participate in art shows all summer long, so I am a very busy gal!

★★★PLEASE USE ETSY'S CONVO FEATURE, NOT THE EMAIL ADDRESS, TO SEND MESSAGES. I AM NOT LIKELY TO RESPOND TO EMAILS. Plus, it's nice to have everything on Etsy for simplicity and organization.

♥♥♥

PLEASE READ:
Every effort is made to ensure that your items reach you in time and in the condition I mailed them in. Occasionally, an item becomes lost or damaged in the mail. I do add insurance to each package, so please contact me within 30 days USA and 90 days International to report any lost or damaged packages. I cannot control the post office, but make every effort to make sure you and I are covered in case of an incident!

Please make sure your address is correct! I ship through Etsy to the address listed. If your item is returned to me due to an insufficient address, it is your responsibility to pay for shipping and insurance in order for your item to be mailed to the corrected address. Refunds will NOT be given due to an incorrect address.

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All Things Lake Superior

With Lake Superior as my muse, I create jewelry that connects the soul to these great waters.

Materials are very important to me in my creations. While stones and glass are ignite my curiosity and creativity, I also use high quality metals, handmade porcelain beads and pendants, and authentic pearls and gemstones to achieve the symphony that is each piece of jewelry.

As a naive young girl, I moved to Southern California in search of my happiness. I was focused on a career in the financial industry, forever trekking the endless trail to success. After succumbing to reality from the loss of my job, I realized that I was out of touch with my soul. I was unhappy in a place filled with sunshine, beautiful people, and endless beaches. I was missing creativity in my life, something I had always relied on for strength and clarity, and I was out of balance.

My heart called me back home to Duluth, Minnesota where I have found my passion in beach glass jewelry making. I walk the beaches of Lake Superior, looking for lake tumbled beach glass and smooth stones. As I seek, I also clean, removing the trash that has washed up on shore in an attempt to give back to the Lake that gives me so much.

I get so much joy out of creating, it is a huge part of my everyday life. Besides creating jewelry, I refinish furniture, work on upcycled art, and am a newlywed! I have two fun furry dogs that I adore, Bandit and Nola, a sweet kitty named Neptune who loves to spend time in my studio with me while I create, and an amazing husband that treats me like a queen.

I cannot imagine my life away from this place of wonder, the Zenith City, Duluth, Minnesota.

I believe in being eco-friendly in every way that I can, in my home, personal life, and in my business. 100% of my boxes and packing materials are reused. Please take the time to recycle or reuse them again if you can. Styrofoam packing peanuts never break down, and should be reused instead of thrown away. Most cities have a recycling facility that accepts packing peanuts for reshipment.

Thank you for shopping with Sweetwater Jewelry Designs and allowing me to stay independent and hard working :) I am fully self employed and I work really hard to make sure I stay that way until I depart our wonderful Earth. Enjoy your time while you browse the website. Whether you are a bride-to-be looking for that perfect piece of jewelry for your special day, searching for a special unique gift for a friend or relative, seeking for some unique one-of-a-kind locally made Lake Superior Beach Glass jewelry, or requesting a custom piece, you will find exactly what you want here at Sweetwater Jewelry Designs, where custom orders are welcome. Happy shopping :)

❤April

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  • April Witzke

    Owner, Maker, Designer

    I create jewelry that connects the soul to the great waters of Lake Superior. I walk the beaches looking for lake tumbled beach glass and smooth stones. I also remove trash from the beach in an attempt to give back to the Lake that gives me so much.

  • Nick Witzke

    Assistant

    My sweet husband is incredibly supportive of my career as an artist. He often helps me with local art shows, he runs errands and cooks for me so that I can spend more time in the studio creating, and he gives me honest opinions about new designs!

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Last updated on Dec 23, 2017
Frequently asked questions

Custom and personalized orders

I cam customize just about any design you see in the shop plus more! If you have an idea for a design you would like made, I am happy to assist you.

Sizing details

I can adjust just about any piece of jewelry to your size. Just ask! If you have ordered a piece and need the size adjusted, contact me through Etsy's convo feature. You will need to pay shipping, but I can typically accomodate your request.

Care instructions

As with all jewelry, please remove before showering, swimming, applying lotions or sunscreens, and while sleeping to preserve it's beauty and shine.

Do you make children's jewelry?

Jewelry is not recommended for children, and we do not knowingly sell jewelry that will be given to children.

I found a rock or piece of beach glass. Can you make me a piece of jewelry with it?

Please note that I am not taking custom drilling orders at this time. When I do, the answer to this depends on the thickness, shape, size and density of the stone. Message me with photos and measurements of your piece and we can talk more!

Do you accept returns?

I do not accept returns on jewelry purchases.