SCHERERVILLE | St. Michael Church, 1 Wilhelm St., will host a Smart Chicks & Old Bags Auction and Sale of pre-owned purses and jewelry from 2 to 4 p.m. today to raise funds for an ultrasound machine and to support the pro-life efforts of Elizabeth Ministry/Women’s Care Center.
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CHESTERTON | Mara Wible will be teaching a series of jewelry classes throughout the month of December at the Chesterton Art Center. On Tuesday, Dec. 4 from 7 to 8:30 p.m., she will be teaching a Beginning Stringing class. In this class, students will create a bracelet using flexible beading …
The "Pretty Like a Bow Necklace" by designer Lisa Leonard is hand-molded and cast in fine pewter. The bow measures about 2.5 inches wide and 2.5 inches long, strung on an antiqued silver plated chain measuring 24 inches long. It's $58 at lisaleonardonline.com.
PORTAGE | Mara Wible, formerly of MegaBeads, will lead jewelry making classes Fridays in September at the Portage Public Library, 2665 Irving St. Pre-registration at the library is strongly requested. Fee per class varies, all supplies included.
SCHERERVILLE | Arie Maor has a knack for seeing the potential in a seemingly drab piece of rock.
Jewelry designer Anna Pereira is launching a new collection called "Circles of Inspiration," a line designed to be "a window to the heart." Colorful, unique and lovingly handmade, each charm is unique and trendy, and has a flair to attract comments. They are $49.50 to $78.50 at annapereirade…
Hobart Police are looking for individuals involved in a robbery at Helzberg Diamonds in late February.
Kris Nations is an eco-friendly jewelry line committed to making everything in the U.S. and paying a living wage to local artisans who help produce the jewelry. A particular favorite is the Heart Cluster Earring set. They sell for $65 at krisnations.com
Blue Nile's Forget Me Knot theme ring is designed in a clever bow in precious sterling silver textured as twisted rope. It's $77 at bluenile.com
Sickinger's is a fourth-generation fine jewelry retailer that's been in downtown Lowell since 1928. The building was erected in 1916. It is currently operated by Jim and Kathy Sickinger and their son, Jason.
Featuring a real ruby "bottle cap" and encrusted with diamonds and emeralds, this 14k gold "Pepsi-Cola Bottle" brooch belonged to the late Joan Crawford and was sold at auction on Dec. 7 for $5,000.
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VALPARAISO | Jody McDonald is using her eye for design to bring together a custom collection of jewelry and accessories that feature classic, clean styles. After sharpening her skills for 31 years in the architectural design industry, she has shifted her focus to putting together her Cagen C…
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