Aletha A. Tjaden's Profile

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My name is Aletha Tjaden, I live in Sunbury, Pennsylvania with my husband and two children.
I love rocks, and rock collecting. I have piles of self collected fossils and minerals around my house and yard. That's how it started...I needed a way to bring these local fossils and minerals to the people in this area, so they can see what wonderful things can be found in this amazing area. I needed to make it more interesting, to catch people's attention without it being a boring geology lesson. So I started with pendants made out of fossils and minerals from Pennsylvania's coal fields. Something beautiful to wear and with a fascinating story.
I hesitate to call what I do "jewelry making" I think of it as a way to carry these beautiful and fascinating stones with me.
I leave no stone left unturned, and my husband would say I leave no stone left on the ground, so I would like to…

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  • Female
  • Born on August 15
  • Joined March 22, 2008

Favorite materials

Hand collected fossils and rocks, precious gem tumbled stones all sizes, shapes and varieties Precious gem beads, the occasional glass bead Brass, copper, silver wire and beads

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NoStoneLeftUnturned
Wire wrapped fossils, gemstones and specimens

About

My name is Aletha Tjaden, I live in Sunbury, Pennsylvania with my husband and two children.
I love rocks, and rock collecting. I have piles of self collected fossils and minerals around my house and yard. That's how it started...I needed a way to bring these local fossils and minerals to the people in this area, so they can see what wonderful things can be found in this amazing area. I needed to make it more interesting, to catch people's attention without it being a boring geology lesson. So I started with pendants made out of fossils and minerals from Pennsylvania's coal fields. Something beautiful to wear and with a fascinating story.
I hesitate to call what I do "jewelry making" I think of it as a way to carry these beautiful and fascinating stones with me.
I leave no stone left unturned, and my husband would say I leave no stone left on the ground, so I would like to thank him for his patience and support with my rock addiction.
On another note, I also paint and draw. You may occasionally see one of my paintings listed.

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