Milburn jewelry at ArtWalk

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Article Published: Dec. 13, 2012 | Modified: Dec. 13, 2012
Milburn jewelry at ArtWalk

Bill Milburn’s jewelry is on display and for sale at ArtWalk in downtown Boone.

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Bill Milburn’s childhood curiosities developed into genuine appreciation for animals, stones and natural elements.

That appreciation is now on display and for sale at ArtWalk in downtown Boone.

While Milburn was growing up, the desire to have things that were either not available – or unaffordable – motivated him to make a variety of things or himself. These projects included wooden bird carvings, rope hammocks and soapstone peace pipes.

While attending East Carolina University, Milburn discovered that prehistoric fossilized sharks’ teeth could be found 80 miles from the beach in the creeks and riverbeds of Greenville. When Milburn learned sterling silver wire was available at the school bookstore, he soon put the two together and found himself making shark’s tooth pendants for friends and family.

A Bachelor of Arts degree from ECU led to a professional career in the marketing department of a prominent Fortune 500 company. After 15-plus years of corporate life, Milburn rejuvenated his creativity by learning to make Egyptian-styled, hand sculpted jewelry of gemstones and wire.
Milburn said he enjoys what he does and appreciates that he is still able to share his work with others. He now has satisfied customers all across the U.S. and Canada, as well as in Australia, Italy and Hong Kong.

ArtWalk is located at 611 W. King St. (across from Mast General Store) in downtown Boone. For more information, or to inquire about individual gallery booths for rent, call (828) 264-9998, e-mail ( or visit

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For more information or to make a submission, contact editor Frank Ruggiero at ( or (828) 264-6397.

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