About Us

Elements, Ltd.

Designer Jewelry, Fine Metal Art, Other Treasures

 

   Since 1995, Elements, Ltd. has provided a niche for customers seeking to express their

individuality with wearable art without breaking their budgets.

Hours:  Monday - Friday 9:30 - 5:30

Saturdays 9:30 - 4:30

 

Elements, Ltd. Artists

Marta Jones-Couch is an owner and goldsmith working in the jewelry field for almost 40 years. She has both retail and trade shop experience, and has been working in a creative milieu for more than twenty years. Marta loves curves and they are evident in all of the work she produces.  Marta is the studio manager.

 

Melanie Parks is an owner and goldsmith who graduated from Iowa State University with a BA in Craft Design in 1981. She has taken on the administration of Elements, Ltd. while keeping her hand in the creative process by designing jewelry, designing the display cases, and by creating the basic format for our advertising.

 

  Sheena Thomas is an owner and goldsmith with over 30 years experience teaching and working in the field. Sheena has a BA in Studio Art from Grinnell College and earned her MFA in Jewelry Design & Silversmithing from Indiana University in 1975. Sheena enjoys raising and forging, casting and enameling, and her work is mostly sculptural, angular, and asymmetrical.  Sheena photographs all studio work.

 

  Mark Grgurich was a goldsmith with more than twenty years of experience, much of it in a trade shop. He graduated from Iowa State University in 1985 with a BA in Art & Design. From October 2000 until his untimely death on August 30, 2009, he was enjoying the chance to use his inventive genius here at Elements, Ltd.  Mark was killed while riding his bicycle on a county road near Des Moines. He was an expert cyclist.

Elements, Ltd. has some wonderful jewelry pieces of Mark's available for sale including silver and 18ky gold cufflinks, tuxedo studs, tie tacks and rings, all of which include diamonds. Most also utilize black jade or lapis lazuli splits, drusy gemstones or dinosaur bone. 

 

 

 

Featured Artist

Oxidized Sterling Silver, 22k Yellow Gold Necklace
Artist: Tom McGurrin
Description: Oxidized Sterling Silver, 22k Yellow Gold Necklace
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