Meet the Artist

Elizabeth Engelke

Artisan, green thumb, wife, mother of five.

I wear many hats on a daily basis. Sometimes all those hats can get a little overwhelming. Being a part of bringing a creation to life, whether a new jewelry design or a plant I’ve nurtured from a seed, provides a feeling of peace and accomplishment.


Creating intricate wire and stone jewelry is more than just a relaxing and creative outlet.  A a few years ago, I developed that passion into a small home-based businesses to help support my family.  It started with a small online shop, Hook and Stone Creations, where I sold wire and macrame jewelry, and crocheted items.  Some of you may have found me there.


In 2022, I expanded my business to include my other passion… plants.  I grew up in the country in north central Minnesota.  I have spent my life learning about and connecting with nature, growing and nurturing all kinds of plants – outdoor perennials and annuals, herbs and vegetables, and countless indoor varieties.  My husband would probably tell you we live in a lush rainforest.

When I decided to share my love of plants with others and add them to my store, I decided a new combined business was necessary.  Thus, Liz’s Gardens and Gems was born, offering creative custom jewelry and homegrown plants… direct from my home to yours.

I am excited to share my creations with you – to send a little beauty and happiness into the world!
Elizabeth Engelke
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