About Jo

It’s been an interesting path from her early years in Hayward, Wisconsin, and though Jo Yanish now divides her time between her Milwaukee Riverwest home and her childhood log cabin Up North, she says the Hayward environment remains a heavy influence in her designs.

After earning her BFA (with a theater minor) from Cardinal Stritch College, her life took her through diverse jobs, all of which enriched her base of experience.  Primarily self- taught in jewelry, Yanish works these enrichments into a unique balance of crystals, pearls, stones and alternative materials such as hardware store items, acorns, fishing tackle, and anything else that tickles her artistic fancy. Her classic works with a quirky twist were the genesis of her jewelry company, Flattery Works.