KELSEYGRAPE  EARNS “BEST OF SHOW” AWARD AT MIDSUMMER FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS

Jeweler Kelsey Larsen of KelseyGrape Jewelry (www.kelseygrape.com), who recently relocated to Leelanau County, was honored with the “Best of Show” award at the John Michael Kohler Arts Center’s Midsummer Festival of the Arts, in Sheboygan, WI. The nationally-renowned festival, now in its 46th year, brings together over 130 nation-wide artists working in ceramics, fiber arts, …

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2017 HALSTEAD GRANT RECIPIENTS ANNOUNCED

The Halstead Grant began in 2006 as a way to bring the business plan concept to the jewelry community and encourage makers to establish clear goals and measurable steps towards self-sufficiency. Halstead President Hilary Halstead Scott says, “We were impressed by the digital savvy and business preparation of this year’s applicants. More resources than ever …

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Te Anau + the drive to Milford Sound

Driving Time: From Queenstown to Milford Sound: 3 Hrs 50 Min [one way] From Te Anau to Milford Sound: 1 Hr 50 Min [one way] Fiordland is overflowing with beauty.. rain.. and sandflies. I had heard about the voracity of the fiordland sandflies but damn they were not kidding. Actually one of my favorite moments at [...]…

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New Travel Tools

Traveling New Zealand meant back to basics in terms of metal/wax tools.. You can see right here what I brought over with me back in December. A couple of hand files + exacto knives + patience. It has been challenging but fun to create within these constraints. BUT while I was back in the US for …

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Moon Phases Bracelet

Sometimes inspiration is right above you. The past couple weeks Steve + I have been traveling around quite a bit [surprise surprise] and now that it is winter in New Zealand the sun sets before 6pm. We have found ourselves driving, setting up camp, exploring, walking, kiwi hunting, etc in the dark quite a bit.. …

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