Mat's Machinations LLC

Kansas City, Missouri
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Announcement    Imagination born in metal and stone.


Last updated on Feb 10, 2016

Imagination born in metal and stone.


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About MatsMachinations

Sales 494
On Etsy since 2010

I'm a dwarf trapped in a 6'4" body.

One of my grandfather's did a lot of lapidary work, the other came from a long line of blacksmiths. Neither of these things really registered with me in a significant way until about 5 years ago. Reading a science magazine I came across an article on how we were able to grow rubies by taking the materials that ruby is made up of and basically getting a furnace hot enough to melt them into stone. So after poking around on the internet I found somebody selling them and bought a few for curiosities sake. As soon as I got my first few I was hooked. My dwarven DNA said I needed more, and different stones too! About 3 orders later my brain kicked in and said, "Mat you're spending a lot of money on pretty things to look at that you don't even look at that often since you keep it in a locked chest in the back of a cave guarded by 3 troglodytes."
It didn't take long to wrestle my artistic and creative drive in that direction and figured that if I started making things with them it would be good justification to acquire more. With what little I was able to sell I was able to take a class buys some tools, and start to collect lapidary supplies.(Pretty expensive stuff and my family sold off my grandfather's equipment when he passed.) I found better suppliers and have been increasing production ever since. Very soon I'll be listing some stones that I tumbled set in silver, and I hope to expand into leather work, and gold soon.

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  • J. Mathew Riggs


    When I was young I read through my grandpappy's lapidary magazines and saw that scientists could actually melt the materials to make ruby. When I got a bit older, and some extra money I bought some rubies that were the size of my thumb. I was hooked.

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  • Silver supplier From KC gem and mineral show.

    Kansas City, MO

    Supplies purchased at trade show to go with my pendants.

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Last updated on January 23, 2023
Hey, thanks for checking out my shop. If you see something you like great, let me know. If you don't, well, tell me what you'd like to see.

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