Oh, how I love this! I have been admiring Jacob Albee’s work since I first saw it a couple of years ago at the St. Paul American Craft Council Show, and I am really, really thrilled that he has agreed to have Max’s represent him in the Twin Cities. Talk about unique….how does some meteorite (yep, you read that right…meteorite, as in the stuff that falls out of the sky and hits the earth every once in a while) sound? If that’s not enough, when the meteorite is sprinkled with diamonds, it has the effect of looking like stars, as a customer pointed out to me the other day. Not all of Jacob’s work involves meteorites though. The ring pictured here is one his collection that he calls “free diamonds” , and is made of oxidized silver, 18k gold and diamonds that are loose or “free” under the ring’s crystal. We’re happy to welcome Jacob to Max’s collection of great artists, and truly believe that his work is something that is out of this world.
I am a huge fan of Janis’ work! Her designs are recognized for their extraordinary combination of colors and geometric shapes and sizes, and I particular love her “mismatched” earrings (in fact, I love them so much that I have a couple of pair in my personal collection!). In addition to her collection, Janis likes to work with a customer’s own jewelry pieces to completely remodel them by using existing elements of the jewelry to create a new design. This includes pearls, in which she often incorporates geometric shapes of gold with precious stones. If you have some jewelry at home that you’re not wearing because it’s not your style or you think it’s a bit outdated (don’t we all have some…or a lot….of that?!?!), you can bring it in to Max’s during the trunk show and have Janis sketch some designs for. If you’re interested in spending some time with Janis and having her develop some designs for you, please give us a call so that we can schedule an appointment. I hope that you’ll stop in this weekend and take a look…Janis will be in the store Jewelry artist on Friday, September 11 from 11am – 7pm and on Saturday, September 12 from 10am – 6pm.