Ilene Hacker's Profile

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Since I was a child I have loved searching outside for pretty rocks. I watched my father, Orvil Wardle, do lapidary work while I was growing up in Utah where we have plenty of beautiful stones to discover. My grandfather was a geogolist. I love lapidary work and silversmithing. I have had the privilege of being taught by great masters who were also taught by excellent instructors.

My jewelry has been shown in galleries in SoHo,New York, Park City and SnowBird, Utah boutiques as well as the St. George Art Museum and Main Street Gallery.

I am a retired dance team owner/instructor, I traveled with my students ages 5 to 85 throughout the world for 27 years. I enjoy humanitarian work and learning about other cultures. I have lived in China, volunteered in Haiti, spent a lot of time in Japan, traveled to Thailand, New Zealand, Australia, Fiji…

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  • Female
  • Born on October 17
  • Joined August 13, 2007

Favorite materials

Silver, Opal, turquoise, copper

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About

Since I was a child I have loved searching outside for pretty rocks. I watched my father, Orvil Wardle, do lapidary work while I was growing up in Utah where we have plenty of beautiful stones to discover. My grandfather was a geogolist. I love lapidary work and silversmithing. I have had the privilege of being taught by great masters who were also taught by excellent instructors.

My jewelry has been shown in galleries in SoHo,New York, Park City and SnowBird, Utah boutiques as well as the St. George Art Museum and Main Street Gallery.

I am a retired dance team owner/instructor, I traveled with my students ages 5 to 85 throughout the world for 27 years. I enjoy humanitarian work and learning about other cultures. I have lived in China, volunteered in Haiti, spent a lot of time in Japan, traveled to Thailand, New Zealand, Australia, Fiji and lived a few months in Hawaii. I have had the wonderful opportunity to see the workings of the mules at the Panama Canal, visited South Korea, Jamaica, Cosa Rica, the Bahamas, Belize, Hong Kong, Russia, Nicaragua, and many Caribbean islands. I love Broadway shows and strolling through Central Park in New York.

My greatest joy is playing with my 4 beautiful grandchildren and hanging out with my family and lapidary friends.

I hope you enjoy looking at my etsy shop.

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