Jennifer and Carol Raynor's Profile

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TUrquoise Rayn Studios- "Where the Old West meets The New West"

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Jennifer Raynor Sloan is a Singer/Vocalist by trade...you can catch a tune on her MYSPACE,under Jennifer Raynor. She has performed for well over 20 years.She was lucky to have both the love of both Music and Art,but made a decision to pursue song, thus turning down an Art Scholorship,to further her music career.She has since returned to her Art, now in the Metals Field.Jennifer, is one of 3 Girls.She is married (also to a master craftsman) and has three little girls ages 5,11 & 12. After the birth of her first child,Jennifer started designing jewelry to wear while performing. It didn't stop there... people started asking her "Hey,where did you get that?" And the rest, as they say ... is history. Jennifer is a self taught Silver Smith…

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  • Female
  • Born on February 9
  • Joined February 16, 2008

Favorite materials

North and South American Turquoises, Rare Domestic Gemstones, most metals, organic materials, Fossils, Native American Style Textiles and Trade Beads

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About

TUrquoise Rayn Studios- "Where the Old West meets The New West"

Meet the Artists...

Jennifer Raynor Sloan is a Singer/Vocalist by trade...you can catch a tune on her MYSPACE,under Jennifer Raynor. She has performed for well over 20 years.She was lucky to have both the love of both Music and Art,but made a decision to pursue song, thus turning down an Art Scholorship,to further her music career.She has since returned to her Art, now in the Metals Field.Jennifer, is one of 3 Girls.She is married (also to a master craftsman) and has three little girls ages 5,11 & 12. After the birth of her first child,Jennifer started designing jewelry to wear while performing. It didn't stop there... people started asking her "Hey,where did you get that?" And the rest, as they say ... is history. Jennifer is a self taught Silver Smith (metalsmith). She uses an assortment of materials, but says, "My true love is building the silver and watching the cabochons come alive! A girl and her torch...a powerful thing!"And jokingly tells her husband she has better hammers than he does!

Turquoise Rayn Studios demands quality,and is committed to using Authentic,Domestic, stones. Jennifer states "The America's have the most beautiful Organic Treasures on Earth.Why look elsewhere? We buy directly from the Lapidary (Stone Artists) themselves,and never use any cabochon that is mass produced,or resold.TRS has cultivated the most wonderful relationships/friendships with our Stone Artists,and work very hard to bring you the rarest,and best product available! The best compliment of all,is when a customer is excited that we are the real deal !! We pride ourselves on educating the potential buyer with knowledge about these amazing gems,so they can take and use this information when buying their next treasure."

Carol Raynor,(Jennifer's Business Partner & Mother) joined Turquoise Rayn about 6 years ago.She is also an incredible Artist in her own right! She is the head of the TRS Textiles Division called "RaynMaker" ! And feels the same about the quality of her product. She has been an Artist her entire life. She works in a variety of mediums from Watercolor to Cloth.She started creating "Show Materials/Clothing" for Jennifer very early on, while Jen pursued her music.Carol's Designs are extremely unique, her specialties include Rare Vintage and Antique USA & Canadian Wools and Trade Cloths,such as Hudson Bay and Pendleton to name a few. First Nations made Remnants & Beads, as well as Couture Fabrics from Europe . She Hand Crafts an array of product. Hand bags, shawls,vests,and a host of other designs!
Jennifer says "She is the best partner anyone could have. She is not only the most talented person I know, but she is my best friend. And I believe that shows in our work,and collaborations.We are so blessed !! "

You will see their "European (Celtic) & Native American Heritage" in their designs.
Although neither Jennifer or Carol are enrolled,Carol's Father was 3/4 tsa la gi (Eastern Band Cherokee).They do not claim to be NA Artists, but, embrace their heritage as whole. Carol's lineage is also Scots Irish.Jennifer's Father Peter, is of English, Czech & Norwegian Heritage... yes, the Vikings themselves! They believe "Both cast a brilliant shadow on our work."

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