Bonnie Arkin is an accomplished mosaic artist, jewelry designer, antique dealer and teacher. She has sold her collections of jewelry and mosaics to The Art Institute Gift Shop, The Museum of Contemporary Art, as well as shops and galleries around the United States. Bonnie was chosen as Marshall Field’s & Company Artisan of the Year during their State Street Renovation and has won numerous awards. Bonnie was a successful retailer for 17 years, running Hearts Desire in Highland Park, Illinois, which was voted #1 People’s Choice for Best Shops on the North Shore three years in a row. She has been a jewelry buyer, retail consultant and visual communication designer. She is passionate about creating beautiful, whimsical and one-of-a-kind jewelry from antique jewelry parts & pieces, nostalgic pieces, and fun found objects.