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Guest at: Thorp Building

1618 Northeast Central Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55413
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My love of stones and gems began during my childhood while hunting for agates and thompsonites on the north shore of Lake Superior. I soon became hooked on glass beads as well, and collected rare and vintage beads on trips to Africa, Europe, the Far East and around the United States.

I also make art glass beads and enhance them with encasing, dichroic glass, and 22K gold and fine silver leaf. I combine them with gemstones, hammered and stamped sterling silver, torched copper, 14K gold and gold filled, brass, Austrian crystals, and unique treasures.

While designing I focus on color, balance, beauty, wearability, timelessness and quality.


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Dakota Mae Design is open on Friday, Saturday & Sunday of Art-A-Whirl weekend.

Art-A-Whirl! 2023 BRICKMANIA is once again hosting me in their retail store!

Thorpe Building, 1618 NE Central Avenue, Unit 110.
We’re just behind Diamonds Coffee Shoppe.

The rest of the year I’ll see you at Art Festivals.

My current show schedule is on my website:

See you soon!

Love, Cindy

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Dakota Mae Design does not currently take online orders. Email or call for purchase information.


Dakota Mae Design takes commissions.

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