Wednesday, February 2, 2011

The Best Lil’ Boutique in Northern Minnesota

Christina Thorne is the mastermind behind the best little boutique in Northern Minnesota, Bad Cat Creations. Nestled in the Irvine Bridge Shops in downtown Bemidji this store displays over fifty local artisans. Here you will find handmade works of art from many different disciplines. Her store represents her love for the arts, life and people.

Christina is an electric life force. Her enthusiasm and kindness are contagious. Christina expresses her avant-garde creativity through jewelry design and a unique boutique that offers art for all genres. Bad Cat Creations has been in business since the fall of 2008. Christina’s dedication to excellence in all she does resulted in Bad Cat Creations award of Best New Business of the Year in 2009 from the Bemidji Chamber of Commerce. She has also won Best in Show honorable mention three times in Bemidji’s annual Art in the Park.

A devoted cat lover and all around animal lover Christina embraces life with such enthusiasm it is futile to resist catching her excitement. Why would you? She always leaves you with a smile and a genuine sense of well-being.

Christina has been creating jewelry professionally since 2002. Each piece she creates is unique in its design. Christina uses traditional stranding, wire linking & free form wire wrapping techniques. She uses primarily precious and semi-precious gemstones, born/horn, freshwater pearls & other natural elements, with a bit of sparkle from Swarovski crystals. She favors sterling silver & 24k gold fill, but also uses some ethnic metals like brass & copper. Christina creates many of her own pendants & focal pieces herself either from acid etched metals, set stones or enamel on copper. Her passion and endearing spirit is imprinted and radiates on each piece.

Learn more about Bad Cat Creations and Christina’s jewelry at the links below.  I will be posting an interview with Christina in the next few days.

Links to Christina!/BadCatCreations

The Mastermind!


  1. Great blog, Mel. How interesting to learn about Christina.

  2. Wonderful to learn about Christina and her work.

  3. Thanks fpr sharing Christina's story

  4. Yay! Nice article about an amazing and fabulous person and artist. I feel so fortunate to know Christina personally.