Gemstones Jewelry

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About Gemstones
Des Moines, Iowa jewelry artist, Louise Mcilhon, has enjoyed many careers before embarking on jewelry making. She is a retired Air Force military officer, serving her country for 27 years retiring as a Major. 

Louise also enjoyed a successful Information Technology career as an Assistant Vice President at a large Des Moines, Iowa insurance company.  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, pearls, coral, and fossils. She employs a wide variety of techniques and materials as her art continues to grow and evolve.

Louise also teaches classes at Artisan Gallery 218 such as wire-wrapping.
Come see us at Artisan Gallery 218!

218 5th St, West Des Moines, IA