I am Holiday Manning, a silver jewelry artist. Using various metals, hand tools, and beads to build the pieces that I dream up. All Design, fabrication, waxwork, and finishing are kept in house to individualize the pieces. I provide product for stores, boutiques, galleries, gift shops, and individuals.
In high school, I started making beaded jewelry for friends and family as a creative outlet and inexpensive gifts. This progressed for years into custom work, farmers markets, and small local shows. I have pursued challenges in jewelry by taking silversmithing classes, setting up a shop, and creating my business Soli Jewelry, named after my two girls.
I continue to push myself out of my artistic comfort zone- always taking classes to expand my jewelry knowledge, going to conferences, working for other artists, and learning just by diving in and "doing". All pieces are unique; I use quality materials and strive to make jewelry art that feels great, looks fabulous, and will stand the test of time.
My husband and I have been “green” for many years and feel strongly about living an environmentally conscious and sustainable life. Together we bought a 3 acre farm in the suburbs and started a small urban farming company called Holiday Farms. We grow strawberries and other fruit, fresh eggs in an array of colors, fruiting plants, and small ornamental plants for sale at a local, downtown farmers market.
If you would like to learn more about our adventure in farming check out our website www.holidayfarms.org
Groovy vibes to you,
- Holiday Manning