If a unique and handmade gift is what you're after for your BFF or that special lady in your life, look no further than the Holiday Jewelry Trunk Show at the National History Museum of Utah.
Four local artists will feature their pieces - made from copper, minerals, gem stones or found objects - on Friday Dec. 7 and Saturday Dec. 8 from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the museum's Canyon area. Access to the show is free.
About the featured artists:
Fred Wilhelmsen, The Copper Phoenix, makes his pieces from found copper and gains his inspiration from geometric shapes.
Jessica Bolda's specialty is jewelry made from chunky gemstones and found pieces like old coins and and antique silverware.
Nancy Jorgensen, artist of the piece above, turned jewelry making into a family affair as she creates chunky gem and mineral jewelry alongside her daughter, Jessica Bolda.
Kim Kendall, Plumage Design, uses her natural eye for design to craft pieces out of richly colored gemstones and minerals.
“We look forward to hosting our holiday trunk show because it provides these highly-talented artisans an opportunity to display a large amount of their collections at once, and our event provides the community with a wonderful opportunity to find one-of-a-kind holiday gifts,” said Suzanne Ruhlman, Museum Store manager. “Gifts purchased from our trunk show will be treasured for years to come.”
While you're there, make it a shopping trip for the whole family. The museum store stocks a variety of games, toys, science books, Native American artwork and unique handmade jewelry and gifts by other local artisans.
If you can’t make it to the trunk show this weekend, stop by the museum store any Wednesday evening before Christmas, between 5 and 9 p.m. and receive 10 percent off your purchase.