ARTprojectA.com features a dynamic collection of curated, affordable fine ART in a variety of mediums, including jewelry. We were drawn to Minneapolis jewelry designer Susan Elnora Frerichs when we discovered her work at the Sun Valley Arts and Crafts Festival last year and honored when she joined ARTprojectA. Now we recently learned that she is the winner of the 7th annual Halstead Grant for new silver jewelry entrepreneurs. Frerichs, under the studio name Susan Elnora, will receive $6,000 in start-up cash and jewelry supplies to build her business. Congratulations!
“I’m thrilled! I am so incredibly honored and excited to have been selected,” commented Frerichs. She continued, “I am drawn to imagery that reflects a connection to spirit, awareness, curiosity, and playfulness. I’m interested in exploring the idea that jewelry can fulfill roles beyond that of adornment; it also acts as a visual and tactile manifestation of memories, dreams, and intentions.”
“Susan Elnora jewelry boasts a level of originality rarely encountered in a trade that spans many ages in history,” said Hilary Scott, a grant judge.
The Susan Elnora collection of urban rustic silver jewelry includes designs inspired by American settings, flora and fauna. You can find Frerichs’ ravens, owls and skulls at ARTprojectA.com. You can view our entire collection of exceptional, artistic jewelery at ARTprojectA.
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