Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Artist Spotlight: Part Sixty-Four

Today, I'd like you to meet John Atwell Rasmussen, who hails from Easley, South Carolina.

A retired paramedic, he was educated in geology at Rensslaer Polytechnic Institute in NY, obtaining his Bachelors and Masters, and then teaching geology.  He was educated further at the International Gem Society, the Gemological Institute of America, and Penn Foster Career School.

He pursues his love of rocks, minerals, and gems as the lapidary and jeweler at Rasmussen Gems & Jewelry.

His wife Debora assists the business by doing bead design and making all of the beaded pieces in the shop.

Together, the talent is mind-blowing.  I'll let their pieces speak for themselves, except to suggest you learn more about them on his blog.


Cari Baker said...

Hi Larissa,

I agree... John and Debora, combining their talents, create some 'mind-blowing' jewelry! Amazing!

One of my favorites is the 'Emerald on Copper Pendant' (sixth picture).

Thanks Larissa... have a great holiday!

Colette said...

Great post Larissa. I just love their rings!

trusk4u said...

Mind blowing is putting it mildly! :) I also chose a couple of the same pieces for my post. Of course, you can't go "wrong" with any of them!

TamsJewelry said...

I sure Love the way you write Larrisa! Nice post and what Beautiful items you chose!

lilmamad said...

Mind blowing is definitely how I'd describe them! Excellent picks!

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