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Des Moines, Iowa jewelry artist, Louise Mcilhon, has enjoyed many careers before embarking on jewelry making. She is a retired military officer, serving her country for 27 years. Louise also enjoyed a successful Information Technology career as an Assistant Vice President at a large Des Moines, Iowa insurance company, where she recently retired. Now, she focuses her full time efforts on her jewelry business and as a partner in a fine art gallery - Artisan Gallery 218.
Since childhood, Louise has always loved rocks finding treasures buried long ago. That love of stones was the impetus to starting her art career making one-of-a-kind jewelry using semi-precious stones and pearls. Louise also has a vintage line of jewelry up-cycling broken vintage artifacts using clip earrings, brooches, rosaries, and religious medals. She employs a wide variety of techniques and materials as her art continues to grow and evolve.
Come see us at Artisan Gallery 218!
218 5th St, West Des Moines, IA