Northern Made Creations is a Christ Centered business Managed and owned by Stephen Fuller
Steve has had the mining fever since he was 5 years old when his father first introduced him to the tale of the Lost Adams Diggings. The idea of finding gold nuggets the size of eggs captured Steve's sense of adventure and he was hooked. His father taught him how to pan for gold outside of Ouray, Colorado on the same stream where he found his first flake of gold. By the time he was a teen Steve would spend his weekends prospecting the dry desert washes in southwestern New Mexico.
After a 6-year stint in the Air Force, Steve's Dad introduced him to a friend of his who owned claims on the Salmon River in Northern California. He spent a summer as an apprentice learning how to dredge for gold. At the end of the summer, in 1994, he was given the opportunity to buy an interest in the claims known as the Grant Creek Mine.
He opened his first jewelry account in a small store called Somes Bar Store. Using a discarded beer flat and a piece of black felt from Wal-Mart he set off to make his first jewelry display. He made two locket type pendants and sold them both within the first week and the Grant Creek Mining Company was born! Using the proceeds from those sales to re-invest in jewelry settings the business grew to what it is today.
By the late 90's the price of gold was on its way down, Steve took a desk job in Shemya, Alaska, which is how he got to the "Last Frontier". Although panning for gold in Shemya was out of the question, Steve took advantage of the his time there and designed more pieces for co-workers and the business bloomed once more. He received several requests for specialized pieces. When he had enjoyed enough of the solitude he moved to Anchorage, and continued prospecting whenever he could.
In 2001 He accepted Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior. With guidance from the Lord, the jewelry business seemed to grow at a rapid pace.
In November 2013 Steve bought an established gift shop known as Ulimaaq from Kim Davis. The gift shop sold his jewelry on a consignment basis. The store was originally located on Elmendorf Air Force Base and operated at that location until the following year. In January 2015 we re-opened at our present location as Northern Made Creations at the Huffman Square Mall.
Together Steve and his Daughter Hannah continue to operate their family gold mines on Caribou and Tincan creeks Alaska. Steve designs and creates gold nugget jewelry at the gift shop and gallery.