While preparing her application for the West Woods Nature Arts Festival, local artist Michelle Smith of Cat’s Eye Creations, was brainstorming for nature related critters that she could create to submit along with her application. A raccoon quickly came to mind, thinking of the Geauga County Tourism’s ‘Ambassador of Fun’, Maple Max. Smith contacted Lynda Nemeth, Geauga County Tourism Director, to present a joint opportunity of creating and marketing the Maple Max jewelry line. It was presented and approved by the Geauga County Tourism Board of Directors.
Smith’s jewelry line features jewelry fabricated from sheet metals such as copper, aluminum, silver, and brass and accented with leather and beach glass. She uses a variety of different tools to produce the textures that you will see featured in her works. Each piece is carefully designed and crafted to produce a unique wearable work of art. Smith will be promoting the jewelry line at various Geauga County art and craft shows. The Geauga County Tourism office will also have the jewelry line available at their office, and a portion of every sale will be donated to Geauga County Tourism to be used to promote Geauga County.
For more information about Cat’s Eye Creations, visit their Facebook page.