Frank Bloskwick, Jr. is a native Mackinac Island resident who graduated with a class of eight from the Mackinac Island Public School. He has been creating jewelry for over 15 years. To capture the spirit of Mackinac, Bloskwick draws from the natural environment and his ancestral heritage. He has two direct ancestors who are listed on the 1830 and 1880 Durant Federal Indian Census. Native American legends of the great turtle and the creation of Mackinac are an inspiration for him. His work reflects a reinterpretation of primitive and historical elements. The result reflects a clean, contemporary spirit with echos of the past.