Just A Little About Me
Along with my passion for creating handcrafted jewelry I am a Mom to 3 grown boys, Nature Lover, Road and Mountain Bicyclist, Knitter and Photographer. Add to that a little sewing, gardening, reading, origami and piano playing. Most are self-taught. It wasn't that long ago that I realized just how much I love working on crafts and maybe that's why when I was young, my Mom Emily and her friend encouraged me to join 4-H at the earliest age allowed.
About 10 years ago I dabbled in jewelry making however my full time job as a real estate photographer took most of my time so that was put on hold. Then several years ago I was trying to buy a pair of earrings. After several attempts I realized I just couldn't find a design or quality I wanted at the price they wanted so again I took it upon myself to create my own. Fast forward past countless late night hours of trial and error, many online tutorials and here we are. Selling at art and trunk shows made me realize my new passion of designing and creating pieces one at a time wasn't going away.
My company name "Emmie and Lil" is in honor of my Mom Emily and her sister Lil. They taught me many valuable lessons, always paid attention to detail, and were ahead of their time in so many ways. Whenever I'm working on a particularly tough project I think of how they would have kept at it until it was "done right". I strive to live up to that mindset on every piece of jewelry I create.
My home base is central Wisconsin, but as a jeweler I am lucky enough to be able to work on many of my jewelry pieces on the road. Stay tuned for a few blogs that will highlight travels featuring amazing scenery that inspires me to create. My trip is already in the books, February 2022 cross country to Southern California and many stops in between.
I hope you enjoy browsing my website. My handmade jewelry is made with love and if you have any questions about a product please feel free to reach out. I'm easy to get ahold of via text, phone or email, so if you ever have questions just give me a call. Thank you so much. Lori