Heidi Mandich, jewelry maker, will create an original piece made from Argentium Sterling Silver and talk about her approach to making jewelry.
Heidi enjoys the versatility and the challenge of metalsmithing – taking raw metal sheets of Argentium Sterling Silver and wire and creating something reflective of nature or architecture that, as so many artisan jewelers say, “becomes a favorite that customers love to wear.”
Part of the joy, she says, is the creation of something truly original. “It’s fun to create a design not seen anywhere else. I think that’s what people who seek out original handmade art are looking for – that piece that they won’t find ‘coming and going.’”
Heidi adds, “I find things here in Indiana that inspire me, and I try to recreate images that reflect them in my work – my mother’s peony garden, the swirls from a rock skipped on a still lake, the fall leaves in Brown County.
A native Hoosier, Heidi was honored to be included as an Indiana Artisan in 2014.
Admission is free.