StudioSweetwater

Lake Superior Inspired Jewelry, Hand Made in Duluth, MN

Duluth, Minnesota | 1264 Sales

StudioSweetwater

Lake Superior Inspired Jewelry, Hand Made in Duluth, MN

Duluth, Minnesota 1264 Sales On Etsy since 2013

5 out of 5 stars (214)

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Note from shop owner I AM NOT ACCEPTING ONLINE ORDERS AT THIS TIME. Please find me at a local art show in order to purchase my jewelry creations.

Show Schedule:
September 7-9: Harvest Moon Fest, Ely, MN
Sept 15: Fallfest at Chester Bowl, Duluth, MN
October 6: Cranberry Fest, Stone Lake, WI
October 13: Makers Market, Two Harbors, MN
October 20: Oktoberfest, Ruttger’s Bay Lake Lodge, Deerwood, MN
November 4-5: Santa Cruz Sea Glass Festival, Santa Cruz, California

FAQ:
I am not accepting any custom drilling orders this year. You may purchase sea glass and stones drilled by me in my jewelry.
Follow my Facebook page to see what art shows I will be attending (Facebook.com/LakeSuperiorBeachGlass) or Instagram (Instagram.com/SweetwaterJewelryDesigns).


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

-April
Sweetwater Jewelry Designs
FAQ:
I am not accepting any custom drilling orders this year. You may purchase sea glass and stones drilled by me in my jewelry.
Follow my Facebook page to see what art shows I will be attending (Facebook.com/LakeSuperiorBeachGlass) or Instagram (Instagram.com/SweetwaterJewelryDesigns).


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

-April
Sweetwater Jewelry Designs

Note from shop owner

Last updated on Sep 5, 2018

I AM NOT ACCEPTING ONLINE ORDERS AT THIS TIME. Please find me at a local art show in order to purchase my jewelry creations.

Show Schedule:
September 7-9: Harvest Moon Fest, Ely, MN
Sept 15: Fallfest at Chester Bowl, Duluth, MN
October 6: Cranberry Fest, Stone Lake, WI
October 13: Makers Market, Two Harbors, MN
October 20: Oktoberfest, Ruttger’s Bay Lake Lodge, Deerwood, MN
November 4-5: Santa Cruz Sea Glass Festival, Santa Cruz, California

FAQ:
I am not accepting any custom drilling orders this year. You may purchase sea glass and stones drilled by me in my jewelry.
Follow my Facebook page to see what art shows I will be attending (Facebook.com/LakeSuperiorBeachGlass) or Instagram (Instagram.com/SweetwaterJewelryDesigns).


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

-April
Sweetwater Jewelry Designs
FAQ:
I am not accepting any custom drilling orders this year. You may purchase sea glass and stones drilled by me in my jewelry.
Follow my Facebook page to see what art shows I will be attending (Facebook.com/LakeSuperiorBeachGlass) or Instagram (Instagram.com/SweetwaterJewelryDesigns).


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

-April
Sweetwater Jewelry Designs

April Witzke

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April Witzke

About

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.

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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.