Our Artists

Here at Joy & Co., we do everything we can to support small makers, crafters, artists as they learn about and establish small businesses. We'd love to introduce you to a few of our favorite artists.

Jan Smith // Lake Superior Beach Stone Jewelry

Lake Superior Rock Earrings

“Basalt is by far one of the most common rocks you will find on Lake Superior’s North Shore beaches. Basalt is one of the four rock-types that make up the basement bedrock of the earth’s crust.”

The Rock Picker’s Guide to Lake Superior’s North Shore by Mark Sparky Stensaas describes basalt as smooth, strong and peaceful, especially when warmed by the sun or the skin, basalt carries the magic of Lake Superior in its core. Plus – it looks good and feels good to wear.

Jan drills these iconic stones on her kitchen table and crafts them into delightful wearables. She says that her biggest challenge is finding matching small ones for her popular earrings.

You can carry the magic, peace and power of Lake Superior with you when you adorn yourself (or a loved one) with a piece of Jan’s jewelry here.