I'm Stephanie Swanson and I'm a custom jeweler in Chesterton Indiana, just outside of Chicago at the dunes of Lake Michigan. I love what I do and have been doing it a really long time! It's so fun to take someone's ideas and turn them into reality. Starting with a vague idea that they've been kicking around in their head and then putting it into a sketch or CAD drawing, and before you know it, I have turned their idea into a one of a kind piece of jewelry!
Bridal jewelry is near and dear to my heart. I can source diamonds and gemstones directly from the brokers so there is no middle man price. I even deal in lab grown diamonds. These are actual diamonds that are grown in a laboratory environment so the clarity and color can be controlled and they are really hot right now.
I really love taking family jewelry and diamonds and restyling them into something new. So not only does it make that piece of jewelry super sentimental, but it saves a lot of money too! Something that beachgoers really like is that I can take their beach glass finds and turn them into jewelry. Each piece is a one of a kind and reminds them of the great time they had at the beach.
Check out the website often because I'll be frequently putting up ready to ship new designs! If you like a piece that is sold out, I can always make another, but since they are handmade they are still unique. The loose gemstones are so beautiful! Maybe you will like one of those and then we can design a piece together!
I have my own trademarked family jewelry line, EveryChild, that I designed to celebrate my own special family. It has designs for domestic and international adoption, new births, special needs, foster/step/grandparents, ethnic pride and loss. My youngest son is our adopted foster child and he made our family complete. Both my sons are my biggest joy and I wear my EveryChild necklace every day to remember how thankful I am to have them in my life.
Other services I can provide are insurance replacement and appraisals, repairs, free inspections and jewelry cleaning. I can also help your company with corporate jewelry, significant awards and gifts.
Don't forget to follow my blog and social media because I'm going to be talking about lots of interesting jewelry topics and showing a bit of how I do my work. I wrote a beginners metalsmithing book that you might find interesting if you are thinking about making jewelry yourself. I will also talk about diamonds and gems too as I am a bit of a rockhound!
So now that you know a little about me I'd like to learn about you! If you have any ideas of your own that you'd like to explore please get in touch and I'd be glad to talk to you about making your own ideas a reality. I will always stay in your budget and will work hard to be sure you get exactly what you want. I have a lifetime guarantee for any labor/repair on my pieces, so I really stand behind my work. I'd be glad to schedule a time to talk on the phone or by email and I can meet with you by appointment in my studio with a mask also. So if you need someone who will make the process easy and fun, I'm your girl! Hope to hear from you soon.