Meet jeweler Nick Pietsch

 

Minerals drive the passions behind Nick Pietschs’ (NpDesigns) jewelry and mineral sculptures.  He has been collecting quartz crystals in the Cascade mountains for over 30 years and has been in Index since 2010.  His family loves to play in the Skykomish River, hike around the wonderful area forest trails, and ski in the winter.

Nick’s favorite materials are sterling silver, 18k gold, elevator bolts, tourmaline, turquoise, mawsitsit, sugulite, chrysoprase, ruby, lapis, star sapphire and hematite.

Besides Ellie & Clarence, you can find Nick’s work on Facebook , Etsy and Instagram!
All jewelry photos courtesy of the artist

Meet potter Rebecca English

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Rebecca English has been providing Ellie & Clarence since its beginnings with bright, whimsical, rainbow colored bowls and small plates that are both beautiful and affordable. Her blue and purple hues are especially magnificent!

Rebecca has been making pottery since she was 16 with help from mentor and current boss Larry Bruning of Bruning Pottery in Snohomish, Washington. Now living with her family in Skyko 5, Rebecca has lived in the Skykomish Valley all of her life.

“I eat, sleep and make pots,” explains the artist — and we are grateful for it!

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Shop E&C online!

Get your fabulous Index, Washington souvenirs here! I mean here, where you currently are — on the internet.  We now have a few items available via Etsy (shop HERE) and will be adding more items in future. This way you may send beautiful Index goods to friends near and far without the need to travel. Although…our mountain views right now are spectacular, especially since we had a robust snowfall in town on April 1st!

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