Precious and semi-precious gemstones [and incorporating them into jewelry] started as an interest, turned into a hobby, and has now become a business! I am constantly amazed at the diversity of the gemstones and the many ways they can be fashioned into "pretties".
When my son graduated high school a few years ago, I found I was no longer able to keep my full time job since there wasn't anyone to stay with him during the day [he has autism]. I couldn't be without an income, so a hobby became a business - and a blessing! We work on our jewelry together, and he picks which ones he wants listed in his "line", SnapsByAnthony. An unexpected benefit was that he has learned SO much about gemstones, and how to use the tools and equipment. An impossible dream has come true, thanks to Etsy and our wonderful customers!!
- Born on August 15
- Joined July 9, 2007