Patricia Gunther's Profile

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I started learning how to make my own things as a child. The first thing I remember learning how to do was crochet at about 5 years old. As I grew, I found that I could often create what I wanted, and I was constantly taking classes or reading new how-to books to expand and challenge my skills and abilities. I took these skills into adulthood where they were invaluable when I found myself alone with 5 kids to raise, and my children became my first students.

I began seriously designing and creating jewelry when a burglery resulted in the loss of all of my jewelry, among other things. I found that the things I had learned throughout my life were easily adapted to the jewelry making process, and when one of my adult sons became interested in chain maille, those skills and techniques also found their way into my jewelry designs.

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  • Female
  • Born on September 10
  • Joined May 5, 2010

Favorite materials

I love working with natural and timeless materials, glass and metal for jewelry, many others for my many creations

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About

I started learning how to make my own things as a child. The first thing I remember learning how to do was crochet at about 5 years old. As I grew, I found that I could often create what I wanted, and I was constantly taking classes or reading new how-to books to expand and challenge my skills and abilities. I took these skills into adulthood where they were invaluable when I found myself alone with 5 kids to raise, and my children became my first students.

I began seriously designing and creating jewelry when a burglery resulted in the loss of all of my jewelry, among other things. I found that the things I had learned throughout my life were easily adapted to the jewelry making process, and when one of my adult sons became interested in chain maille, those skills and techniques also found their way into my jewelry designs.

Over the years I've found that I love working with glass of all sorts, as well as chains and wire. I enjoy creating outstanding, showcase pieces, the kinds that start conversations and get you noticed. I love adding "found" objects to my jewelry on occasion, blending natural materials into the creations or adding an unusual item in an unexpected way.

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