Today we feature a fellow Metal-smith, Jon Rasmussen and his wife Debora of Rasmussen Gems and Jewellery, LLC. I have had the pleasure of getting to know their work through the site Handmade Artists where they have a shop and Jon participates on the forums.
What the Rasmussen's say:
All jewelry and gemstones offered here are handcrafted in our shop. Debora does beading to design and fabricate necklaces, anklets, bracelets, ear rings, and key chains. John does lapidary to cut the gemstones, metalsmithing (silver and copper) to make the jewelry and wire wrapping. If you need something made to your order, please message us. Custom orders are always accepted. All Sterling silver pendants will come with a 20 inch Sterling silver box chain with a ring clasp. All mixed metal, copper and brass pendants will come with a 20 inch leather necklace. Clasp on the leather will vary due to availability. Gem identification and appraisal services are also available.
Jon does a variety of things, from cutting and shaping the stones he works with to creating the finished piece. His work ranges in price and is always beautiful and unique.