I have always been an “outdoor girl”, in the woods, or on a horse, camping, running, bike riding, and paddling. I was never interested in wearing jewelry. Then, in 1993, my husband’s father took me to a Wholesale Gem Show. I was wowed by the variety, shapes, and colors of all the beautiful “rocks” that I saw. I had always liked rocks, and this was an awakening to their scope. He gave me an hour’s soldering lesson in his basement. And I was hooked on the fact that I could use fire to join pieces of silver together! Magic happened that day. I took a 5-day beginner Silversmith Course at the John C. Campbell Folk School. I learned enough to keep going on my own, of course, making many mistakes along the way. I was stubborn and persistent to improve my skills, and now my “job” is to help these rocks find their “person”. Energy Magic is the Result.
I am a Silversmith, Hypnotherapist, a Wild Foods and Medicinal Plants educator, and a Water Dowser, and grandmother. I live with my husband, Bob Gernandt, outside of Bryson City, NC. Bob is a Luthier.