Town Square strives to showcase a unique variety of jewelry from Alaskan artist as well as collections from the USA and occasionally international.
Susan grew up in Florida, and attended the Savannah College of Art and Design, in Savannah, Georgia, where she majored in Graphic Design and Illustration. Several elective classes in jewelry arts, soon fueled a passion that would guide her down an unforeseen career path. After graduation, she braved the advertising world and taught elementary art for several years. After the arrival of her two children, she began creating jewelry professionally. The artist has recently relocated to Alaska after living in Colorado for six years.
All of Susan’s work is handmade and totally created from start to finish by the artist herself, using the lost wax process and fabrication. In her Alaska studio, she works primarily in silver and embellishes her work with semi-precious stones. She is inspired by the natural world around her and her jewelry has an organic feel to it. She also enjoys displaying uplifting, iconography on her pieces. Something everyone can relate too.
Prices range from $32 to $170
Liz Bowen has been designing dichroic glass jewelry since 1989. Her necklaces, earrings, pins and bracelets reflect her unique sense of style as well as ever-changing colors in the glass… Just as glaciers reflect light differently depending on the light source.
Prices range from $12 to $68
Lifelong Alaskan Joanne Hinton was introduced to the art of jewelry design in 1994. During an extensive tour of Asia she collected beautiful and unique jewelry pieces from various remote locations.
Since that time, Joanne has experimented with her own designs and ultimately founded Two Fish Gallery of Anchorage, Alaska. Today Joanne is involved in the full spectrum of jewelry design; traveling domestically and internationally to marry unique jewels with their ideal settings.
Two Fish Gallery remains an outlet for several jewelers from around the world. Joanne’s exclusive creations united with the unique pieces she acquires in her international travels form a dazzling collection that includes over 600 different styles and colors for you to choose from.
Prices range from $22 to $170
“The inspiration for Alaska Rocks! (aka Gist Designs) Jewelry occurred while emptying my pocketful of rocks, gathered during a hike. Taking an object and being able to shed a different light on it, is one of my passions. Giving a value that was not there or simply being able to illuminate subtleties that often times are over-looked can be found in most of my work. Taking these rocks out of their natural environment allows them to be an unlikely focal point.
I enjoy the challenge of trying to pair complimentary rocks together, then incorporating them in a design that reveals their simplistic beauty yielding truly unique pieces. The fundamental beauty of the natural world is an endless source for my artistic expression.”
Prices range from $30 to $135
Born in upstate New York, Judie Gumm settled in Alaska in 1972. Largely self taught, she has been designing jewelry for more than 30 years and works almost exclusively with precious metals in the lost wax technique. Prior to 1984, Judie worked individually on one-of-a-kind and limited edition designs. Since that time she has worked closely with a small staff of skilled artisans who assist her in the production of her work. In 1990 her husband, Dick Gumm, joined her. Their goal is to create jewelry hand-crafted for a lifetime of enjoyment at an affordable price.
She currently lives and works in Ester, Alaska, a small community nestled in the birch-covered hills eight miles south of Fairbanks, where her showroom is open to the public.
Prices range from $31 to $80
The Boma Brand…fresh, active, free-spirited. Boma began in 1981 bringing fashionable sterling-silver jewelry with unique designs to the active, free-spirited women of Seattle. Boma is still dedicated to introducing jewelry that fits the lifestyle of today’s woman. Each piece of Boma jewelry is carefully crafted to perfection in .925 sterling-silver and is guaranteed for life. Quality product, first-class customer service and trendy designs have contributed to Boma’s reputation for being the leader in the sterling-silver industry.
Prices range from $18 to $90
Jennifer specializes in fine sterling silver jewelry, some with shell, mother-of-pearl and gem stone accents.
Prices range from $25 to $90
Adaijo and Sienna Sky
Proudly made in the USA of sterling and gold filled ear-wires, these earring designs can be charming or sophisticated in a variety of colors to match anything.
Prices range from $18 to $24
One of our favorite local artists, Karen Whitworth, has turned some of her art into necklaces and painted some mini abstract originals encased in sterling silver.
Prices range from $29 to $65