“You are never fully dressed until you put on earrings.”
Advice from my Great Grandmother Ruby. She favored wearing pearls studs even while baking a cherry pie. Some traits do run in families. I love pearls and never forget to put my earrings on.
Another family tradition has been attending the Tucson Gem Show since 1990. I had the greatest fun choosing the perfect jewelry pieces as gifts for my friends. After becoming frustrated at the lack of quality in mass market items I began to seek things handmade . From the beginning I had also a strong creative desire to work with the beautiful pearls and gems I was seeing every year in Tucson. So after purchasing some basic tools and gemstones, I went to work to see where this passion would lead me. FantaSea Gems was born in 2016.
FantaSea Gems creations are all handcrafted in small batches on the beautiful shores of Ambergris Caye, Belize. The flora and fauna, vivid colors of tropics and Caribbean Sea influence my choice in semi-precious gems and designs. Not wanting to contribute excess all are made in a limited quantity. I then work to reproduce each piece on a nearly made-to-order basis.