Debora Lee Rasmussen, my wife, has been a driving force for my art and shop since I began at her initiation of my study of gemology. She is disabled and one of her causes of depression has been the feeling that she is not contributing for our family. She is very creative and last week started designing and creating beaded wearable art. I will still be doing the lapidary and metal work for the shop. She has been very busy and has designed and created several pieces. Her designs will be available at Rasmussen Gems and Jewelry LLC.
Here are two examples of necklaces that she has designed and put together during the past several days. She has a great understanding of texture and color.