Hi, I'm Lorelei, the artist (and everything else) behind Indigo Eden Arts. In no particular order, I am a wife, a mother, an animal lover, an outdoor enthusiast, a rock collector, and a diehard creative. In recent years I have turned those creative tendencies toward metalsmithing. I am hooked - there is just something about putting fire to metal that is so fulfilling. I truly cherish the time that I get to spend at my jewelry bench. It is all the sweeter when I get to translate a bit of my lovely surroundings here in Northern Michigan into jewelry to share with the world. I hope that all of you enjoy wearing and gifting my jewelry as much as I enjoyed creating it.
All the jewelry that you see on this site was created by me, Lorelei, here in my Northern Michigan workshop. I use a wide variety of hand tools, a few power tools, a soldering torch, and a whole lot of effort to create each and every piece. Most start as a simple sketch, a lovely stone, and some sheet metal and wire. I make some pieces individually from start to finish. With others, I make an original and have duplicates cast from it. With rare exceptions, I do not make my own chains. Fine chains are best when made by machine.
I use fine and sterling silver, copper, brass and gold. When possible, I prefer to use recycled metals, and my scrap is recycled. Many of the stones that I use are collected locally and cut and polished by a local craftsmen. Some come from further afield, but I personally choose them all.