A new jewelry store featuring custom-made items opened in Oakdale in late July.
Distinctly Johan moved from Hastings, and has several unique offerings, including jewelry made of wood, antlers, meteorites, dinosaur bones and pet ashes, along with more traditional products.
The family-run business moved from Hastings to Oakdale to be closer to the Twin Cities, said Kevin Kolodziej, manager and son-in-law of owner Johan Rust.
The company makes its own jewelry at the Oakdale store, located in a business park at 592 Hayward Ave. N.
Everything is made to order at Distinctly Johan, Kolodziej said.
It was founded about three and a half years ago. Rust used to make jewelry in his garage as a hobby and it grew from there, Kolodziej said.
Distinctly Johan has about 15 employees. It’s open Monday-Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and weekends by appointment.
For more information, visit its website.