Clay Achin’

I am a jewelry snob of the highest order. So if I say I’m coveting something, you must believe I’m talking full-tilt, biblical scale, commandment-busting covetousness.
That’s how I felt when I came across the jewelry of Minneapolis mom and skilled potter, Marti Nelson. Her necklaces and earrings each start with a piece of fired and glazed pottery, which is then accented with semi-precious stones like turquoise, azurite and serpentine jade. You can tell how much Marti loves each piece she creates since she names it–Zelda, Cleo, Arriana–before putting it up for sale. Every one is so raw and earthy and delicate and just…yum.
I hesitated in selecting a photo, since every piece is one-of-a-kind, and depicting a great one makes it all the more likely that someone will snap it up before I do. Especially considering most are in the very reasonable $30 range.
But the benevolence within me is strong today and I am compelled to share the joy. -Liz

Cool Mom Staff

We spend our time looking for cool stuff so you don't have to. Hope this one fits the bill.

1 Comment

  • Reply June 21, 2006

    Eden

    You’re right. Each piece is lovely and affordable. Have to bookmark it and look again later when I don’t want every single one.
    What cracks me up is the post title here ;) Couldn’t let that go by w/o a mention.

  • Reply June 21, 2006

    birdie

    Hey girl, You are great and now the rest of humanity is recognizing you!! You deserve it, every last accolade!! Love ya, Birdie

  • Reply June 21, 2006

    agua fresca

    Such a nice one you have here posted…
    When I looked at it, I don’t know why I felt calm. The light green and creamy color are a great mix.
    I like it!

  • Reply June 22, 2006

    Anonymous

    My “Seester” creates this jewelry of which I own several pieces proudly! What a talent!

  • Reply June 22, 2006

    Anonymous

    My “Seester” creates this jewelry of which I own several pieces proudly! What a talent!

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