This week we are featuring Erin Stelmach of The Sleeping Bear Co.! Erin makes beautiful engraved jewelry that is stylish and also supports animal shelters! Check out her story:
“I am a jewelry designer and animal lover. I incorporate my art background with my experience of over 17 years working in the jewelry industry with 10 + years working at a no-kill animal shelter. I find inspiration in what makes me happy and that is the pets in my life. My beloved dog Bear, a senior pug who came in to my life about 15 years ago is the major influence of my work, even to this day. Bear slept at my desk for many years as I designed and worked on pieces. When I needed to come up with a name for my company, it was clear it should be named after Bear and his favorite pastime. That is how The Sleeping Bear Company came about.
I delight in seeing people enjoying wearing my designs. I put my heart and soul into all of my work and I hope it shows!
I showcase some of my jewelry here on Etsy. It can also be found at Veterinary Ophthalmology of New England in Petersham, MA. Integrative Animal Health Center in Bolton, MA, Woof!Woof! Pet Boutique in Warren, RI, Natural Pet Essentials in Charlottesville, Virginia.
Sleeping Bear Co. donates to many rescue organizations including: German Shepherd Rescue of New England, Long Island Bulldog Rescue, Pug Rescue of New England, Beagles of New England States, Save A Dog (Sudbury, MA),Buddy Dog Humane Society (Sudbury, MA), Guardian Angels Cat Rescue, Fairy Dog Parents, Lucky Star Cavalier Rescue, Buddies Through Bullies, Survivor Tails and The Boxer Rescue. These are organizations I know personally and think very highly of because of the admirable work they do!”