Midwest Living Holiday Gift Guide 2012
Four Midwest jewelry designers make the details of your life their business, printing birth dates, names and initials on sweetly simple pieces.
Lisa Hopkins Design carved tree West Lafayette, Indiana, metalsmith Lisa Hopkins’ nostalgic tree design (far left in picture) scored big points with our staff. $64. lisahopkinsdesign.com
J Lynn Creations dog tag Chesterland, Ohio, artist Jacquie Lynn’s necklaces (second from left in picture) will suit new daddies—or grandpas! $44. etsy.com/shop/jlynncreations
Amy Cornwell miniature monogram Noblesville, Indiana, artist Amy Cornwell’s simple gold monogram charm (second from right in picture) would appeal to any age, but we like it as a special gift for a young girl. $25. amycornwell.com
Jeneri Jewelry necklaces Naperville, Illinois, artist Jennifer Neri offers an array of pieces stamped with dates, names or Braille letters (far right and middle necklace in picture). From $48. (216) 870-6838; etsy.com/shop/jenerijewelry (December 2012 update: Artist is on vacation and will not take further orders until January.)