Jewelry designs ©Kathy Evert
Local jewelry artist and 2016 A.R. T. participant, Kathy Evert, is once again hosting the annual Okoboji Bead & Jewelry Splash; this is the 6th year. Jewelry artists from Iowa, Minnesota and Wisconsin will be joining her again for a weekend show on July 23-24 at the Dickinson County Community Building in Spirit Lake. Show hours are 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. both days and is open to the public. Admission is $2.
Evert has been creating one-of-a-kind jewelry pieces for 14 years and focuses on wire and wire-wrapping and precious metal clay (PMC) in her jewelry with semi-precious stones. Some pieces also include re-purposed items such as scrap copper, old foreign coins and more. She has also begun incorporating the Japanese braiding known as Kumihimo into her necklaces.
"I enjoy finding unique and beautiful stones and accenting them with wire. I also enjoy working with wire and creating other pieces such as bangles and earring jackets. Precious metal clay (PMC) is still my favorite; it has so many applications and can be as creative as I want to be!" Evert and all of the vendors will be exhibiting and selling their jewelry creations during the weekend.