Hi! I'm Jess, the creator of AK Mountaintop Mermaid.
I've been tinkering in jewelry making for a few years now but never really thought about selling my work. A friend told me once that I should open up an Etsy shop, and that evolved into my shop you see here.
My main love is making jewelry, but I occasionally get crafty with the paint and canvas, and I love creating things that I find while beach-combing the beautiful shores near my home in Juneau, AK. I love working with gemstones in their natural, raw form as well as working with wire, and my newest addiction is copper electroforming. All my pieces are inspired from my adventures on the sea to the mountain peaks and everything in between. I respectfully forage and collect as many things from nature as I can to create wearable art that's unique and one-of-a-kind.
I've lived in Juneau, AK since 2012 and I'm here for life - Alaska stole my heart! I've been a boat captain since 2016 with a 100 Ton Masters License, and a snowboard instructor since 2007 with a AASI Level 2 Certification.
I came up with the name AK Mountaintop Mermaid because it describes me perfectly. My heart belongs to the mountains and my soul belongs to the sea.
I'm open to any ideas and feedback, so please contact me if you have anything to share!
Thanks for checking out my online shop and may your day be absolutely wonderful! <3