Carmalitta Dixson Barbour, of Blaine, will be on hand with her fine wire-sculpted jewelry work in precious metals and precious and semi-precious gemstones. Over ten years ago Dixson discovered the ancient art of wire-wrapped jewelry through a video she
purchased while shopping online for supplies she needed for a tin-smithing class. Since that time she
has taken classes at some of the best craft schools in the country including Arrowmont and the Appalachian Center for Crafts.
Thorn Hill resident, Marily Williams will have her beautiful and intricately designed jewelry and beadwork. Marily specializes in off-loom bead weaving. Her work ranges from casual to fine wearable art, which utilizes precious stones and metals. Marily lived in Italy for a time, and her love of Mediterranean patterns is visible in her work.
Hui Malkowski is returning to Mountain Makins this year with one-of-a-kind natural freshwater pearl jewelry. The pearls are harvested from her family's pearl farm in China. What began as a hobby to make jewelry for herself, has turned into a thriving business that continues to grow. Hui's pearls come in unique shapes and colors.
Robyn Willmann, of Sneedville, will be exhibiting at the 44th annual Mountain Makins Festival. Willmann has been participating in the festival for many years. She returns with her unique jewelry creations and “tree chimes” made from found objects.
This will be Kathy Frank's 6th year at Mountain Makins. Kathy makes delightful boho-style jewelry using a range of materials and techniques. Kathy Frank is a resident of Morristown.
Dana Mcalister is joining the Festival from Knoxville, Tennessee. This will be her first Mountain Makins Festival. Be sure to stop by her booth and make her feel welcome!
Dana's jewelry is all hand-crafted using glass, crystal, semi-precious stones, base and semi-precious metals, leather, and other natural materials.Each piece is unique, and styles are never duplicated. No plastics or resins are used. Pieces are hand-woven or hand-strung and sometimes incorporate chain-maille techniques.
Meredith Clark is a first-time maker at Mountain Makins this year, and joins the Festival from Dandridge, TN. Meredith's jewelry is hand crafted using copper, brass and silver, embellished with natural stones. Be sure to stop by her booth and make her feel welcome at the Festival.