Lifestyle: Our Crafty Crew~

We've been celebrating National Craft Month, exploring different crafty jewelry making techniques in our live demos, AND exploring what Team TierraCast folks like to do with their personal create time. See below for some highlights!

Kierston, Product Development Manager
Kierston is extremely crafty! As you can see below she does not limit herself to a single creative outlet. She likes to embroider and has recently become obsessed with sewing. But, her fave might be passing creative mojo on to her niece, shown here with a piñata they made together.

Sarah, General Manager
Sarah recently returned from an adventure in Norway, where she spent two weeks chasing the Northern Lights and knitting with a group of like-minded crafters. About her images - "I’m making headbands to practice Norwegian style knit and purl which I learned on my recent trip to Norway! That beautiful yarn I bought during a tour of the Hillesvag Wool Mill. The cute little crochet flower is my first!"   

Jeff, Maintenance Technician
That title is an understatement if ever there was one. Pretty much, if the shop needs something, Jeff can build it. This works in his home life, too. Shown below are a gate he built for his deck (to keep constant companion Yoda contained) and a puzzle he made just for the fun of it. About these projects - "I used remnants of ½” and ¾” conduit and MIG welded it. I wanted it to reflect the design of the deck I built. The puzzle is made of 1/8” wire rod with welded ends. The trick is to remove the heart."

Dawn, Financial Administrator
Dawn's handicraft approach is simple - "all seed beads, all the time!" Below is the gorgeous Christmas stocking name tag she beaded for her daughter, Camryn, and one of her fave creations - a Cellini spiral necklace focal, with rope components that were beaded by Camryn. And, more seed bead projects. 

Rob, Production Lead
During the early days of Covid, Rob and his family started creating cheerful painted and stickered rocks and distributing them around the county (and beyond*). In Rob's words, "We painted rocks to bring a smile to people's day." When a rock was found by someone they would post it on the Rob Rocks Facebook page. *The lower left image shows one placed and found at Pope Beach in Lake Tahoe!

Tracy, Jewelry Design & Marketing
These days, if she's crafting at home it's probably a sewing project. Currently at the machine is matching pajama pants for her son and daughter-in-law, an only-slightly-late Christmas gift. Oh yeah, sometimes there are pies.

Jackson, Packaging
Jackson works mostly in Packaging, but also spends time in Product Development helping Kierston with metal fabrication tasks. She recently guided him on an etching project of his band's logo that he affixed to his guitar. So. Cool! 

Ok, that was a lot of fun, but we can't let you go without directing you towards some resources from the blog section of our website that focus on more crafty jewelry techniques like resin, polymer clay, paints and fiber arts. There is still time to try something new as we wrap up National Craft Month 2023. Enjoy! 

Yours in jewelry making adventure,

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