Jim Fowler Grand Daddy of Wire Wrapping Jewelry
Fowler’s Wire Wrapping will be back again this year!
Jim Fowler is known as the
“Grand Daddy of Wire-Wrapping”,
and was a big hit last year.
He will wrap a stone of yours while you wait.
You don’t want to miss him!
Dorothy Stripp writes:
“A simple hobby led to a rewarding career for Jim Fowler,
one of the leading makers of wire-wrapped jewelry in the U.S.
Fowler began making stainless steel rings while jobless,
a past-time that later aroused his interest
in the ancient jewelry-making technique of wire wrapping.
Drusy is a gemstone
with a natural surface texture
much like fine sugar crystals.
Formed by a phenomena of micro-crystalline facets
millions of years ago,
drusy is the result of dissolved silica
carried by ground water deposited
in the porous areas of quartz.
Drusy quartz ranges from bright white to tones of pink,
yellow and violet.
The variety of beautiful colors is from a special process
in which the drusy is vapor-coated with titanium or other precious metals.
Drusy is believed by many to be associated with peace
, tranquility, patience, intuition, unconditional love.
Drusy quartz is rated at 7 on the Mohs scale of hardness
and is best suited for pendants, brooches, and earrings
rather than rings and bracelets,
because of the concern of the drusy being detached.