Marilyn Bohanan 

As a graduate of the University of Missouri with an archaeology/anthropology major, I have always felt a close connection with history and the Earth, and I collected rocks from the time I could walk. 

 

When I had the opportunity to take classes from the Geological Institute of America, I was in heaven and I completed my Graduate Gemologist certification in 1988. I worked in several retail jewelry stores over the next few years but it wasn't until 1999 that I was able to take a bench jewelry class. 

 

The class opened a whole new world of creativity for me.  I am fascinated by the endless beauty of colored stones and never seem to run out of ideas for ways to mount and set off their colors. 

 

I love working with various metals, creating texture, finishes and patinas, to enhance the stones.  My pieces are one of a kind.  I make my home in Loveland, Colorado and market my jewelry under Jewel Lyn Designs. 

Sand Dollar Bracelet
Copper & Peridot leaves earrings
Red Creek Jasper Cuff
Sonoran Sunset Jasper Pendant
Purpler Spiny Oyster Earrings
Mookaite earrings
Dino & Blue Lace Earrings