Welcome County Road
About this pendant
In a remote area like Alcona County, our road commission is essential to our health and wellbeing. This handmade pendant honors the tremendous dedication of the crew, staff and commissioners to us residents. The stones were cut from two pieces of road gravel collected from the Alcona County Road Commission pit. They were set in sterling silver and embellished with a freshwater pearl.
Enjoy and thanks!
Living in the Michigan woods, Betsy Lehndorff has been creating innovative jewelry for 10 years. Sterling ants and spiders clamber over necks and ears; cedar leaves and bracken ferns become patterns for bracelets, pendants and earrings. And all of the work is so quietly fresh, it's been a big seller at regional art galleries.
Betsy is also a frequent contributor to Lapidary Journal Jewelry Artists, and posts weekly on her blog, Studio Notes, at www.jewelrymakingdaily.com, an online publication by F+W Communications.
Additional support for her career has been provided through professional development grants from the Michigan Council for the Arts and Cultural Affairs, made possible through Art in the Loft and the National Endowment for the Arts.