Meet the Next Generation of Makers at the American Craft Council Show

What first look like a couple of futuristic sculptures are actually an acrylic bracelet and ring created by Minneapolis-based jeweler Jennifer Merchant. The innovative designer developed a unique process that involves layering pieces of hand-cut acrylic and colorful magazine clippings with resin before individually sanding and polishing each piece so the edges are as clear as glass. Merchant is among the many Minnesota craft artists at this month’s American Craft Council Show featured on p. 33. • $325 each,