about Iris Elm Jewelry
Iris Elm Jewelry is a one-woman shop run by me, Erin, here in the Twin Cities, Minnesota.
I have been interested in jewelry making my entire life. My mom made square wire jewelry and some of my earliest memories are watching her create and attending craft fairs with her. I started making jewelry for myself not long after I got my ears pierced at the age of ten, enjoying even as a kid that I was wearing one-of-a-kind handmade jewelry.
I eventually turned my love of crafting jewelry into a business and started selling online in 2013.
The design inspiration for my jewelry comes from nature, geometric patterns, as well as the beads themselves. Usually when I am starting a project I spread the beads out before me, not sure what I am going to make, but then am inspired by the beautiful materials.
My work has appeared in Bead Style Magazine.
I am also an avid reader, writer, artist, animal-lover, movie watcher and music enthusiast.