Jewelry

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Artist of the day: Becky Tesch

Published May 12, 2020

Becky Tesch makes art and jewelry from found objects and discarded items. She harbors a special affinity for bicycle parts.

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Artist of the day: Papyrus & Charms

Published April 9, 2020

Lilo Allen, owner of Papyrus & Charms, creates culturally conscious wearable art that's inspired by her Afro-Caribbean ancestry and her love for crystals, wood and shells.

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Unique boutique: Sparrow Boutique

Published Dec. 19, 2019

More than a decade ago, Jessica Franzen opened Sparrow Collective at 2224 S. Kinnickinnic Ave. and on Black Friday last month she opened a second shop, Sparrow Boutique, a half block to the south.

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12 Days of Holiday Giveaways: Kendra Scott

Published Dec. 16, 2019

Day six of OnMilwaukee's 12 Days of Holiday Giveaways features Wisconsin's own Kendra Scott! With today's giveaway, one lucky winner can accessorize their holiday look with these two pieces from Kendra Scott's holiday collection.

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Unique Boutique: Form & Specter

Published Nov. 30, 2018

While Form is a shop fixated on plants, gifts and unique goods to decorate your space, Specter aims to provide artifacts that illustrate the process of life and create feelings of nostalgia and growth for customers.

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Shapeshifter Collection shows the beauty and honesty in vulgarity

Published Nov. 21, 2017

Auxilio Lacouture's newest endeavor is her Shapeshifter Collection, wearable contour drawings and typography made of hammered gold - often featuring swear words and other images some consider shocking or crass. But Lacouture begs to differ.

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Milwaukee Talks: Richard Kessler

Published Oct. 19, 2017

Recently, I had the opportunity to talk to Richard Kessler, founder and president of Kesslers Diamonds. Kesslers is an OnMilwaukee partner and a fixture in the Milwaukee area since the 1980s. Kessler, who is transitioning to the role of chief executive officer, talked about the business, Milwaukee, his celebrity and more.

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First to Wisconsin: Kendra Scott

Published Sept. 22, 2017

The story of Kendra Scott could just as easily be titled: "Wisconsin Girl Makes Good." After all, this trend-setting jewelry mogul has made a name for herself and her brand, not only for the company's wares, but also for its philanthropic ideals.

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Kesslers Diamonds names Joe Gehrke as new president

Published June 21, 2017

Kesslers Diamond Center, Inc., today announced that Joe Gehrke will join the company as president. Richard Kessler, founder and current president, will transition to the role of chief executive officer.

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Necklace inspires community support for juvenile diabetes research

Published Dec. 2, 2016

From the distressed wood farm table parked in the living room of her Whitefish Bay home, Patricia Chevako works day and night, creating one-of-a-kind handcrafted jewelry. Two years ago, a necklace called "Sophie's Circle" became her most intimate creation.

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Local jewelry maker caught Steve Madden's eye

Published Oct. 2, 2015

Oconomowoc's Tammy Spice started beading jewelry when she was a little girl and she had no idea at the time it would morph into a lucrative career for her grown-up self.

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Naked Without It creates tiny food jewelry

Published March 21, 2015

Laura Rehorst's miniature food sculpture jewelry - a teensy taco, a bitsy burger - are so accurately detailed and freaking cute they might make you squeal in a way that's usually reserved for baby monkeys.

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Featured bartender: Stage Right Pub's Desiree Silva

Published Feb. 8, 2015

OnMilwaukee.com recently stopped in for a chat and a glass of wine with Desiree Silva, who was in a particularly good mood because it was the night before she left for a long-awaited vacation to Denver and Los Angeles.