I have always loved rocks. When I was young, my family and I would search for agates on the banks of the Mississippi River. We would tumble them and display them everywhere. Agates, it turns out, are good luck charms.
Anyway - moving forward quite a few years I went back to my old "Rock Hound" ways and began creating Talismans with gemstones. In my search for gemstones, I ran across many gemstone beads - I had to have them and wanted to have a few made into charms. Well I didn't look very hard, but couldn't find anyone to do exactly what I wanted. So, I learned how to hand wrap my beads in silver. They looked lovely - but needed some companion charms. I couldn't find the silver charms that I wanted so I decided to make my own and I learned how to hand stamp my silver charms. This was my hobby - gifts for friends and family.
Moving forward again…
- Joined February 23, 2012