I love hunting rocks and minerals all around the country and I found my passion for making jewelry (and mining) when I began buying some with semi-precious stones, 11 years ago. I took a few classes and learned from books, magazines, t.v. and videos.
I like incorporating new stones and different styles to my collection constantly.
I'm planning to learn about working with metals and to study to be a gemologist, in the future and be more educated about gems and minerals.
Some people had told me this is the generation of throwing away and that I shouldn't make jewelry that is worth passing on, because the young don't value good quality. However I believe value and good quality is where you should put your money, because if you want to pass on to your daughter, niece, sister or friend, the quality and value still will be there. Even if…
- Joined May 19, 2011