Rana Salame Striedinger's Profile
Born in wartime Beirut, grew up in south Detroit, and learned life lessons in Chicago... now I live between quartz and the stars in an 1890's farmhouse nestled in the cornfields of Indiana with my husband and our daughter. I have always admired beauty in various forms and spent many years documenting it through photography. It was five years ago that I started my journey into creating beauty, in the form of gemstone jewelry.
My jewelry is primarily one of a kind or produced in limited quantities. Each element is hand selected for its luster and interest, then handcrafted with love and care. I mainly work with various forms of quartz such as jade, amethyst, turquoise, pyrite, onyx, drusy and chalcedony. I hand forge many of my components and set stones using silver-smithing techniques. I love to showcase each stone's organic beauty through my art and I feel great joy to know that my…
- Born on November 30
- Joined May 21, 2009