Gaffney, SC, United States
One-of-a-kind, hand-crafted jewelry made with high-quality crystals & genuine gemstones found in the mines of NC, SC, & GA
Making jewelry, candles and vases, crocheting, counted cross-stitch and sewing. Travel, mining, grubbing, camping, boating, fishing, astronomy.
Skills and Techniques
Tumbling, grinding, shaping, cutting, polishing, drilling stones and making cabochons from the gemstones I find at local mines.
Get to Know
Thanks for stopping by! I am 59 years old and disabled but I love to travel so after moving here, we found all of the mines around NC, SC and GA and learned to mine for gold and grub for gems. I love going to the mines to hunt for new rocks that I can use in my designs. I started making jewelry because I have always been a jewelry junky and, after a few visits to the mines, I had so many rocks, I had to figure out what to do with all of them before my porch fell off from the weight. I started tumbling rocks first and loved the surprises that were waiting for me everytime I opened the tumblers. Then, I bought a cabochon machine so that I could cut, grind, shape and polish the rocks after they were tumbled. After that, I bought a diamond drill so that I could make the finished gemstones into jewelry. I fell in love with the whole process and people started wanting my finished pieces so I decided to share by selling my pieces online. Since I am disabled and cannot work a regular job, this has allowed me to be productive and meet some really lovely people by throwing parties and doing various types of shows. If you like my designs and would like to meet me when I am traveling around showing my designs, send me a message telling me you\'d like to be on my mail-list and I\'ll let you know when I\'m going to be in your area. Don\'t be a stranger! You can see more of my designs at: www.kippyskreations.etsy.com where I have over 1400 designs listed. If you don\'t see exactly what you want, send me a message and we\'ll see what I can make for you. I can change things or redesign pieces to suit you. Also, my sister has a store here and she makes high quality pieces similar to mine. Be sure to visit her store: Aujon\'s Awesome Jewels. She\'s a doll - you\'ll love her, too!!! Have a great day and a beautiful life. Beautify your life: Wear Mother Nature\'s Family Jewels!