Betsy lives on the Baptism River in Finland, Minnesota, on Lake Superior’s North Shore, where nature’s beauty inspires creativity. She learned silversmithing in college by shadowing her artist friends—and instantly found her passion. Betsy made and sold jewelry at art fairs, took a 35-year detour into the corporate world, and is now back to doing what she loves. She uses old-school techniques to create bohemian, vintage-looking silver jewelry with Native American, Mexican, and southwestern design influences. Turquoise, various jaspers, and other rustic semi-precious gemstones are featured in her pieces and help drive her designs.