Mandalynn Designs Jewelry

Mandalynn Designs Jewelry
Mandi Wirtanen 

My interest in jewelry began when I was young, growing up in Cincinnati. Exploring my hobby, my mother opened A World of Beads in 1992. In 2002, I opened my own shop in Hyde Park Square which is now located in OTR and have become known for my custom jewelry designs, wire wrapped beading and metalwork, such as Precious Metal Clay (PMC). 

In 2007, I studied metalsmithing at Revere Academy in San Francisco, then moved to Carlsbad, CA where I graduated from the Gemological Institute of America (GIA). I earned degrees in Jewelry Arts / Manufacturing and Graduate Gemologist.  I've also earned certificates in PMC and Jewelry Technician.

I personally design and construct each piece using mixed materials. I am inspired greatly by the beauty of my hometown and in 2012 I began my Cincinnati collection out of PMC. I enjoy learning new things and am constantly challenging myself to try new designs and styles.