Lakestone Jewelry owner Jennifer Nunnelee uses beautiful rocks and sterling silver to create her handmade jewelry. Jennifer and her husband have hand-picked every rock used throughout her collection from the very beaches of Lake Superior. She said most people don’t actually know the amount of time they truly spend sorting through rocks in order to select the most unique ones. With time, patience and a creative eye, Jennifer is able to craft these unique found-stone pieces of jewelry.
Jennifer has been making jewelry for the past 25 years. She graduated from Minneapolis Community Technical College for jewelry design in 1999, and about 6 years ago decided to launch Lakestone Jewelry.
“I’ve always loved found-object jewelry,” Jennifer said. “Anything small enough, I try and figure out a way to make it into jewelry.”
Having lived in the Minneapolis area her whole life, it only seems natural that Jennifer would craft her jewelry out of physical pieces from our home, Minnesota.
“I love it here [Minneapolis],” Jennifer said. “I love to see the things that change along with the beautiful old buildings and all the activities that go on in downtown, such a vibrant city.”
This year at Holidazzle from Dec. 8-11, Lakestone Jewelry will be providing you with necklaces, bracelets, rings, earrings and brooches.
Holidazzle’s full calendar run is Thursdays through Sundays from Friday, November 25 through Friday, December 23. It is open Thursdays from 5-9 pm, Fridays from 5-10 pm, Saturdays from 11 am-10 pm and Sundays from 11 am-7 pm.
To Jennifer, Holidazzle is the embodiment of the holiday season, and hopes people take away a bit of serene beauty during this busy season when they stop by her tent.