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Maker Collection: rizingemstar

I create unique art jewelry from re-purposed copper. All my work is handmade by me.
I also play with beads as that is where I started in the world of jewelry!

I took classes in 2001 and learned the art of working with metal. I had some wonderful instructors, Dawn Nakanishi and Carol Holiday. I also had the opportunity to take an etching work shop from the late great Carol Webb. These three women changed my world of jewelry making forever! After a two year class marathon I stopped and decided to work on my style.

A few summers ago took a workshop on torch enameling at Creator Haven in Watsonville from Evelyn Markasky. She is the forth woman to really rock my world of metal art.....

Learn More about Laurie in her Meet Our Maker Blog Post!