Amy Cousin


Amy Wilderson Cousin (she, her) is a jewelry artist and teaching artist trained in Creative Aging techniques. Before focusing on jewelry as art, Amy owned and operated a brick & mortar book, gift, and art boutique in both Minneapolis, Minnesota (Sirius Books and Essence) and Rock Hill, South Carolina (Sirius Mind and Body), where she made jewelry as a sideline to the business. She also homeschooled her five children at the shops.

In her previous life, Amy worked at Zales Jewelers in New Orleans, Louisiana; was a consultant to the Women’s Bureau of The United States Department of Labor during the development of the Work and Family Clearninghouse, and was a Senior Community Health Worker for Hennepin County Healthcare for the Homeless Project in Minneapolis.

Amy is a member of the SistaSmiths jewelry artist collective, the Black In Jewelry Coalition, MN Artists, Metalsmith Society, and the Northside Artspace Lofts community.

  • Jewelry making
  • Metal work