This is a picture of Dana in front and Sheri with the short hair in Ontario, CA. Can you see the mission landmark in the background? They both traveled around a bit until we landed in the Shoals area of Northern Alabama. Sheri started making jewelry in Maryland then shared supplies with Dana when she came down south. Dana fell in love with it and became partners.
Sheri and Dana are two of three sisters that grew up in the little western town and horse community of San Dimas, Los Angeles County in the foothills of California.
Sheri is the older sister. She has been Crocheting for over 50 years, and started Gems N Lace in Maryland, 6 years ago. She specializes in beading and crocheting necklaces, bracelets ,and earrings. She started by going to farmers’ markets to sell her hand crafted jewelry. About 4 years ago Sheri moved to Florence, Alabama, where Dana lives.
Dana moved to Tuscumbia, Alabama, 8 years ago with her family to open up a Restaurant which she and her husband ran for 4 years. When Sheri moved to Alabama, Dana started to play around with Sheri’s supplies, which is when Dana fell in love with making jewelry. Dana specializes in wire wrap as a speciality, raw gemstones, and basket weave wire.
Sheri and Dana loves to work with precious and semi-precious Gem stones, hand tumbled river rock, and some glass beads. They also use wire, from copper to sterling silver to gold filled, and ribbon, from nylon to leather. If they like the look of it made into jewelry, they will use it.
Sheri and Dana sell their craft of jewelry on their Facebook page, where they place a new item every day with a weekly special on Monday. They also sell over this web site, and at several shows in the Northwest Shoals area throughout the year. You can contact them through Facebook or their E-mail.