John has mastered several different careers in his life thus far. He was educated in Geology at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, NY. and he began a teaching career in geology. Ten years or so of that and he decided that medicine is where he wanted to take his professional life and worked in emergency medical services until he retired when he turned back to his first love, rocks. He has also studied at Gemology and Jewelry Design and Repair at: International Gem Society, Gemological Institute of America and Penn Foster Career School. So to say the least, he knows what he is doing and loves doing it which is the absolute best combination in the world.
Debora previously designed swags and wreaths custom made for home decor. Since she is now disabled she creates the beautiful beaded jewelry that you find in their shop. Personally, I think that makes for one dynamic duo.
Let me give you a taste of their work, just a tad to get you hooked then you can visit them and find the piece that you can't live without. If not, no worries, just contact John through his shop or at one of the contacts listed below and he will gladly create your ideal piece for you.
Oh my, I almost forgot, silly me. John also works with all types of metals creating beautiful pieces. His wire work with some of his gems is outstanding as well. You will be glad when you visit his shop.
This banded Agate is amazing. I just love agate, don't you. You can find it in his shop.
This Dendritic agate with the copper wire work John has created a beautiful pendant. The copper wire just makes the lines in the agate pop don't you think?
This one is called Potpourri Beaded bracelet. Maybe potpourri, but beautiful. The colors are fantastic together, there is glass, metal, rhodocrosite and quartz. Imagine.
And in one of my favorite colors, Debora has created this beautiful necklace and earring set.
Ok, so maybe I did a little more than a tad, but hey, there is so much more to see at their shop, not to mention, they are eager to create your special item, just ask, that's it, just ask.
Find them at the following locations.
Rasmussen Gems and Jewelry, LLC
You can also message John through his shop at Handmade Artists.
I hope you enjoy taking a look around his shop, but while you are there, be sure to check the hundreds of other artists there on the site. They are all dedicated to entirely handmade products.
Thanks for visiting.