A few words about Mary Lou
handmade artisian jewelry
bY Mary LOu Christie/Metalsmith
Hello, and thank you for visiting Mary Lou Christie Jewelry. I work in copper and sterling silver and specialize in fossils, gemstones and vitreous enamels. I construct each piece of jewelry individually from silver and copper sheet, bezel, tubing and wire. I am always on the lookout for something unusual to use in my jewelry making. Family vacations and my travels almost always include a trip to little hole-in-the-wall rock shops. My husband has become accustomed to sudden stops and turn-arounds when I spot one! The unique stones incorporated into my work are sometimes difficult to obtain. Some are completely mined out while others are from remote locations or found in small, limited deposits. I also use more easily available, more affordable stones.
Most of my inventory travels with me to juried art festivals. If you have seen something at an art festival that you are interested in please email me and I can send you my digital images of what's in stock. The jewelry from the shows may have been sold. The uniqueness of each stone makes it very difficult to duplicate a piece as well as my desire to create one-of-a-kind jewelry for my customers. However, I can design and create something with similar qualities for you.
Thanks for looking.