Ruth Koelewyn (pronounced cool-eh-wine and meaning fresh wine in Dutch) makes products for people who love to try new things, and who feel a strong connection to the their belongings, their place and their people. She started making jewelry when she was 12 at a community art course and has not sopped since. She has created earrings and necklaces from sterling silver and upcycled maps of Metro Detroit. Her favorite greenspaces in Detroit include the River Walk and Woodmere Cemetery. She believes that everyone in Detroit who is thinking creatively and trying to do or learn new things makes a positive impact; she says “the people who have lived here their whole lives and find ways to always make it work and the newcomers who are trying to add to those efforts in an honest open way” are those folks doing good work here. Come by Nora and adorn yourself with some of her Detroit-centric jewelry.
Ruth will be hosting a Meet the Artist Event on November 3 from 5pm-7pm at Nora.