My father, Donn, has been a hobbyist lapidary and jeweler for about 40 years. Now that he is retired, he has more time to devote to his long-time art. My sister and I have been interested and helped with the stones over the years, but recently have begun taking a bigger part creating wire-wrapped jewelry. We decided to start this Etsy shop to see what kind of interest there would be in our pieces and share our love for these stones with others.
By day, my sister and I both have other jobs that we love. Crafting jewelry gives us a wonderful creative outlet, selecting a stone and thinking about how we can best put it on display. We love having input into the stones that my father cuts and polishes, bringing back new sources of enjoyment every time he returns from his workshop. We love seeing people's faces light up as they look at the jewelry we've created or even the stones…
- Joined October 28, 2011