For Immediate Release
Ramsey Finger, co-founder
Modern Talisman, 1937 Winnebago Street, Madison, WI, 53704
(608) 630-8230

Modern Talisman to Open Retail Store in Madison, WI, in December 2018

Modern Talisman, LLC, announces that it will open its first retail store at 1937 Winnebago Street, Madison, WI, in early December 2018. Modern Talisman will join the popular Schenk-Atwood neighborhood’s lively shopping and dining district, with a small store offering jewelry and gifts of beauty, magic and meaning.

Modern Talisman will celebrate its opening on Friday, December 7, 2018, from 4:00 until 9:00 pm to coincide with the Atwood Winter Festival that evening. 

Modern Talisman’s creative and inspiring products include artist-made jewelry, home accessories sourced around the world, vintage finds, and other curiosities. All things well made, well traveled, or well worn will find a home at Modern Talisman.

Modern Talisman is the creation of husband-and-wife team Ramsey Finger and Melita Mullen. Madisonians may remember Ramsey Finger as the owner of former local bead stores The Blue Bead and Jade Mountain Bead Company.

Modern Talisman is committed to offering a shopping experience that will surprise, delight, and inspire customers with artist- and artisan-made goods intended to serve their purposes while speaking to their souls.

Visitors to Modern Talisman can expect the unexpected:  jewelry including Thai hilltribe silver and pieces by Modern Talisman as well as other contemporary American artists (local and national); a wide selection of Hindu and Buddhist amulets; beads and malas; wearables and blankets; ceramics and other home goods; and flea-market finds from the United States, Asia, and elsewhere. More information about the products that will be offered by Modern Talisman can be found at

Ramsey Finger, founder and manager of Modern Talisman, commented that “After receiving enthusiastic feedback as a vendor at local festivals over the past couple of years, Modern Talisman is excited to open the doors of its first brick-and-mortar store in Madison’s most vibrant neighborhood. We look forward to bringing new energy and uncommon objects to the Madison community.”

The new store will be located at 1937 Winnebago Street, in the same block as Mint Mark restaurant. After December 7, the store will be open from 11 am until 6 pm Wednesday and Thursday, 11 am until 8 pm Friday, 10 am until 6 pm Saturday, and 12 pm to 4 pm Sunday. Modern Talisman plans to expand its hours in the warm-weather months. Check for the most up-to-date schedule.