Bayfield Festival of Arts “Best of Show” winner (2014) Lissa Flemming opened Silverwaves Jewelry, an art gallery & working studio in spring 2016. On display you will find her work, alongside that of a few select artists who are inspired by Lake Superior. A biologist turned metalsmith and 18 year resident of Baja, Mexico, Lissa has been a resident of Bayfield for 20 years. Her unique perspective and travels, fuel organic jewelry designs which masterfully incorporate the majestic beauty of Lake Superior and the natural world.
“I finally figured out where I should be: creating jewelry next to the Lake I respect and love. It took a while, but every adventure, sorrow, joy, moonrise, cup of tea, workshop, etc has brought me to where I am and is reflected in my jewelry designs. I am inspired by Lake Superior and its waves and ripples; the trees moving in the breeze and the pebbles along the shore. Setting native stones from around the Lake with organic sterling frames is my passion: Lake Superior Agate, Mohawkite, Thomsonite, Greenstone, Basalt, etc… but I also use stones from all over the globe including Larimar, Bumblebee Jasper and so many more. ''
There is good energy in these one-of-a-kind pieces. This is a gallery not to be missed in Bayfield.
Be sure to check out the photo of Lissa’s mom, Lettie, hanging next to her bench. Lettie’s kindness, creativity and soul lives on through Lissa and her work.