John Atwell Rasmussen was educated in Geology at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, NY. He then taught geology and after ten years switched professional course to prehospital medicine. He retired from emergency medical services and now pursues his love of rocks, minerals and gems as the lapidary and jeweler at Rasmussen Gems and Jewelry LLC. He has been educated in Gemology and Jewelry Design and Repair at: International Gem Society, Gemological Institute of America and Penn Foster Career School.
Dr. Rasmussen is assisted in the shop by his wife, Debora Lee Rasmussen. She is disabled and does bead design and crafting making all of the beaded pieces in the shop. Debora previously designed decorative swags and wreaths custom made for home decor. He is on Facebook as well: Rasmussen Gems and Jewelry.
The other artist featured is Larissa of Reef Botanicals and Fabric of my Mind.
Larissa is part of a husband and wife team, (Eric and Larissa) who discovered their mutual love for making things from scratch. They cook, bake, brew, craft, paint, photograph... and that doesn't take into account our other hobbies! They have one dog, three cats, and four fish. Reef Botanicals was named after their our 4th cat, Reef, a feisty, loyal sweetheart who is remembered fondly.
I hope you hop over to their shops and blogs and check them out.
Thank you for stopping by!
Thursday, November 21, 2013
Holiday Blog Ring 2013
I recently joined up for a Holiday Blog ring from HandmadeArtists.com. Every week 2 artists will be featured. The first 2 artists are: John Rasmussen of Rasmussen Gems. I'm a huge fan of John's. He is very talented. He also has a blog you can follow: Rasmussen Gems and Jewelry LLC.