Feathered Gems is actually just me, Kathy Johnson. I've been making things with my hands for as long as I can remember. My dad taught me to cut and polish stones into cabochons when I was a teenager. It was a natural progression to go from my high-school hobby of bead weaving and stringing to making jewelry for sale and starting a business. I have owned and run Feathered Gems Jewelry since 1997. When I'm not busy creating something I can usually be found at the computer learning a new technique or solving a problem. If I'm not doing any of that, I'm probably playing with my greyhounds or my parrots.