Jean Sumrall - Shapeshifter
I grew up in a rock hounding family. Every vacation was spent collecting rocks in the western United States. My mother was the main force behind this as she loved rocks and created beautiful jewelry from them. As I grew older, my interest in making jewelry led me to learn from her. I am a third-generation jeweler. My maternal grandmother also collected rocks and made jewelry.
I learned to make cabochons from my mom as she had all the equipment needed to process the rocks: rock saws, grinding machines, polishers, etc. She was a perfectionist and could see a finished piece before she started making it. I am much the same way. When I wire wrap a cabochon, I study it to figure out the best way to show off the stone. I sketch my design and then create it.
I also carve soft stone, mainly alabaster and soapstone. I love Native American fetishes and wanted to create my own. I collected soapstone from a site in Northern California and carved my first piece with a pocketknife. This led to further study and more carving. It was the rock itself that would teach me the most. One thing about carving, you never know exactly what the piece will turn out to look like as the color variation changes as you carve through the stone.
My mother's love of crystals was shared with me as we dug for them in various locations. Each crystal has its own energy and is beautiful. Even the imperfect ones are filled with energy and useful for healing and meditation.
My highly creative nature fuels my desire to make items of beauty and to share the energy of rocks with others. I enjoy infecting others with my passion for rocks.
Hilary Wilkie - Hilaryannedesigns - My Towel Space
Hillaryannedesigns (My Towel Space) started from a need to keep my bathroom organized and looking beautiful with guests visiting our home. My Towel Spaces are simple yet elegant towel identifiers which attach to your bathroom towel rack or towel hook. They are made from silver and rhodium-plated charms which will stand up over the test of time in a damp bathroom.
My Towel Spaces come with your choice of charm (many nautical choices) and either an initial, name, word, or GUEST to identify each person's towel. Our family uses them also on an everyday basis for every family member because they look so nice! They are made in our home in Morro Bay.
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Glenda Kluth - Unique Creations
When I retired, I needed a hobby. After trying different mediums, I found working with fused glass was my calling. Glass is fluid and shows colors and movement found in nature. Opening the kiln after the firing is like Christmas morning. You can measure and plan, but you never know 100% what you are getting. It is always thrilling and amazing to see what happens.
Art in the Park at Dinosaur Caves - 2018
Where natural beauty meets artistic beauty