Friday, September 14, 2012

Rasmussens Gems & Jewelry

I would like to feature an artist from our Handmade Artists Shops.  This artist is John Atwell Rasmussen of Rasmussen Gems.  This gentleman and I do mean gentleman is well known among most of the artists who list here on Handmade Artists.  He is an active participant in the forum and always has an encouraging word for each of us.  He offers us valuable critiques, support and suggestions to be better artists as well as have better shops.

After receiving his education in Geology at Renesselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, NY John taught geology for about 10 years.  At that time he decided to move into a different direction in his life as we all do from time to time. John decided to work in medicine and retired from emergency services and returned to his first love, ROCKS!  He has also studied at the International Gem Society as well as Gemological Institute of America.

John and his wife Debra make amazing jewelry.  John is the lapidary and jewelry for his shop and his wife Debra who is a designer by trade having a career in designing decorative swags and more for home decor, now spends her time designing all the beaded jewelry for the shop.

Here are a few of my very favorite pieces.  Do make sure that you stop by Rasmussen Gems & Jewelry, LLC and have a look for yourself at all the beautiful work of these amazing artists.

A beautiful Picture Stone 

Lovely Quartz Pendant

Beautifully handcrafted by Debra

And last but by no means least is one of my very favorites a handcrafted wire pendant in copper by John.



Yankee Burrow Creations said...

He has such beautiful items in his shop. And you're right, he is a gentleman.

Sandi Levy said...

Very nice post, Pam - a great read about two very talented people!

TamsJewelry said...

Nice post about an awesome Craftsman!

Pam Mower said...

Great posts Pam! xox