Ann Prey Custom Designed Jewelry
I have a passion for beads, the pastime passion turned into a business after someone taught me how to bead a few years ago. I took many more classes and I was hooked…I now do metalsmith work, lampworking and enameling.
I am drawn to stones that evoke sea, sky and sand. I turn to nature for inspiration. I live on a lake and my studio is on a lake, so I design with the lakes in view. We travel the world and I find myself rambling through markets throughout the world choosing beads. I always share with my customers the origins of their piece.
My creations are sold at galleries and shows. I accept special orders, weddings and repurpose vintage pieces. I have created treasures for family members from just one of Grandma’s necklaces.
I have purchased beads at a shop where Janis Joplin and Cher shopped. I chose pearls in Tahiti. I have also sought out beads in Italy, Croatia, Guatemala, Mexico, Portugal, Belgium, Morocco, Turkey, France, Costa Rica, South Africa, Thailand, Alaska and New York City and many other cities in the United States. I support local bead shops as well.
I am married to my soul mate. I have one child, a daughter. She is a chemist and lives in Milwaukee, WI. My husband has three children. Kristin, Mark, & Sandi. We have 4 adorable grand children.
My career is a lifetime in the dental profession as a hygienist and educator. I hold a B.S. from Marquette University and a Master’s degree from the University of Wisconsin Stout.
I hold a white belt in the NIA dance technique, practice yoga, an avid bicycle rider, scuba diver, kayak and enjoy the benefits of essential oils.
I am a member of Wisconsin Designer Craft Council, Arts Wisconsin &Wisconsin Alliance of Artist and Craftspeople & John Michael Kohler Art Center
Enjoy my creations and accept my gratitude."
Inspired by the special people in my life who have supported my designs from the beginning…
Audrey Collection- Sets of matching Necklace, bracelets and earrings
Barb Collection- Anything goes, leather and more
Catherine Collection-Vintage repurpose designs
Chris Collection- Earrings
Juliane Collection-Simple and elegant necklaces
Liz collections- Simple bracelets
& all about Glass
Mary Beth Collection- Born in the 80’s wild and funky, The Steampunk designs