Mary John Slaughter's Profile
I have always been obsessed with gemology, the earth, and how minerals grow and transform. After bouncing around for years in my early twenties, I finally went back to school for art.
I worked a 9-6 job here at the beach for 5 years. I called it my summer job gone terribly, terribly wrong. When I finally decided to quit, I told myself that all I needed to do was sell enough of my yarn, glass, jewelry, etc to add up to what I earned working there, but I was scared.
After a few months of spiraling into poverty, I made and listed a ring that I had had in my mind for years- made to order. It was a tiny faceted stone on a thin and delicate looking gold filled band. I had always disliked gold jewelry, but it began to grow on me in small doses. I wanted to make a thin stack ring that would make gold lovely again to people like myself- people who didn't really like...
- Born on February 5
- Joined July 5, 2009