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Judy Patton was born and raised in rural Southeastern Idaho. As a child she spent time in the outdoors, Judy’s parents instilled a love for the outdoors in her, going for long scenic drives, camping, hunting and fishing. Her Grandfather was endearingly referred to as a rock-hound, this is someone who loves to collect all types of rocks and make anything and everything out of them. Judy’s Grandfather enjoyed sharing his passion with all of his children and grandchildren, passing along his love for rocks and all of their natural beauty. So following in her Grandfather’s footsteps Judy spent all of her young life watching the ground for that special stone – the one with that odd shape, vibrant color or interesting design. Having had the opportunity to mine Idaho Opal, Idaho Garnets, Apache Tears and pan for Gold, Judy has an appreciation for the work it takes to retrieve such beautiful gemstones from the earth.
While living in Idaho…

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  • Female
  • Born on December 16
  • Joined December 11, 2011

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Sterling Silver, Bali Silver, Turquoise, Coral, Jasper, Crystal, Amethyst, All Gemstones

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About

Judy Patton was born and raised in rural Southeastern Idaho. As a child she spent time in the outdoors, Judy’s parents instilled a love for the outdoors in her, going for long scenic drives, camping, hunting and fishing. Her Grandfather was endearingly referred to as a rock-hound, this is someone who loves to collect all types of rocks and make anything and everything out of them. Judy’s Grandfather enjoyed sharing his passion with all of his children and grandchildren, passing along his love for rocks and all of their natural beauty. So following in her Grandfather’s footsteps Judy spent all of her young life watching the ground for that special stone – the one with that odd shape, vibrant color or interesting design. Having had the opportunity to mine Idaho Opal, Idaho Garnets, Apache Tears and pan for Gold, Judy has an appreciation for the work it takes to retrieve such beautiful gemstones from the earth.
While living in Idaho Judy raised four terrific children who are all married and raising families of their own, blessing her with ten beautiful and energetic grandchildren.

Through the years she operated two businesses; one a ceramic studio, Judy’s Ceramic Cellar, where she taught lessons in design and invoked creativity in her students. Judy’s second business was a boutique shop where she created and sold one of a kind designs that she hand-painted on dinnerware, serving pieces and other decorative items for the kitchen. She served as President of the Southeastern Idaho Ceramic & Doll Association. Judy also sponsored awards to recognize achievements of beginning artists in competitions sponsored by the Association.

Judy has won several awards for originality, design and use of color on her entries.
In 1998 Judy went to work for the Idaho National Nuclear Engineering Laboratory creating electronic publications and documents. While working for the laboratory her work was entered in multiple competitions and she received awards for the quality of work, as well as, the creativity used to create such publications.

After living in Idaho for forty-eight years and being an empty nester, Judy thought it was time for a change and moved to Las Vegas, Nevada were she resided for several years, then moving to Mesa, AZ to spend time with her daughter and two grandsons. Know she is living in Nampa, ID where she can enjoy her three sons, their wives and her seven grandchildren. Creativity has always been a part of her life whether in home décor, gardening, photography, teaching, her occupation or designing wearable art. Over the past years Judy has come back to her childhood roots and would like to share with you, her passion for Sterling Silver, Turquoise and other gemstones by creating wearable works of art.

My hope is that you will feel the magic in my creations and will be moved to wear one, or more, of my designs with pride. Jewelry made from natural items such as gemstones and Sterling Silver are works of wearable artwork, a never to be duplicated piece of art. Even though a stringing pattern may be repeated, mother-nature doesn’t make two stones exactly the same. So, under the watchful eye of my trusty assistant, Chancie, we will continue to create spectacular new designs, all created from the uniqueness of natural gemstones and Sterling Silver.

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