My Dad was a great masonry brick layer most of his life until he had some health issues. He was bored and needed to do something with all of his time. He bought some land in the U.P. of Michigan to get away. He became very interested in all the history with Lake Superior, the Mines, rocks, minerals and gems.
He has self taught himself to be the eye catching silversmith/lapidary he is now. He spends over half of the year in Baraga, MI, making and selling his Jewelry to tourist and locals in the area. Well until the snow gets to high he cant make it back to camp/home. Then he comes back "down state" as he calls it. To home (Sandusky) with his family and we are so very proud of him! :)