Love Smitten Designs is owned by Ivette Dixon, a New Orleans native. After a brief visit to Traverse city in 2010, she was taken back by the breathtaking scenery Northern Michigan had to offer and moved the following year. Ivette currently resides in Charlevoix, Michigan where she began working on her designs in May of 2013. All of her designs are inspired by the beauty that Michigan has to offer.
Her custom Michigan inspired designs celebrate the beauty and treasures that surrounds Michigan. Memories of places are captured into a design that everyone can cherish. Each locket is individually made and hand crafted to create a unique sense of style. The goal of each design is to make sure you are “smitten” and to take home a little piece of Michigan that you can treasure forever.
Justina’s Genuine Creations
specializes in wire wrap wrist art and feather hair band art. Justina takes old jewelry and recycles it into unique jewelry art for adults. Her designs include stones, shells, glass, metal, buttons, broken pottery and even magazines pages. The girls hair bands are all the rage for babies, little girls, and big girls alike. Each piece of wired wrist art and feather hair band is individually made and unique.
Justina Lee Black is a singer song writer who loves the joy of children so much she began to tell stories to them in school with music and puppets with the help of Parent Tellers and the Detroit Story League. That passion resulted in the creation of Lady J and the Puppetones, which is a full length puppet show following craft time. Justina’s Genuine Creations became possible due to that passion. Children’s jewelry and girly feather hair band art is a favorite and soon she added feathered wall art . While Justina was performing in Las Vegas, she met Jan, an artist who showed her how to make jewelry from scrape she found in the desert. Being intrigued by what she learned she wanted to do more with her jewelry art and began to recycle old jewelry into new jewelry art for adults.