MEET THE MAKERS
Hi I'm Matt, but most people call me Gem Daddy ;) I have traveled to 30 countries over the past 8 years. I love my puppy Zola and spoil her way too much. Chip cookies > Crumble. I am a legal citizen of Uganda and love her people. Hamilton the musical is the best thing ever. I can make fire with sticks and have spent months in the wilderness learning survival skills and working in wilderness therapy for troubled youth. I once delivered a baby in the African bush. Used to be an emo boy and played bass in a hardcore band and was also a rapper in a joke-rap duo called “The Bonus Bandits”. I served an LDS mission in Scotland and Ireland and am pretty decent at the accent so try me. I absolutely love what I do & the people I surround myself with.
I'm Shelby and I got my start in social media through running my own fiber art business, Bonfire Heart (shout outs). I'm 27 years old and grew up in the middle of nowhere in the Sierra Nevada mountains in California. I love all things art related: macrame, weaving, silversmithing, flower pressing, photography, etc. I enjoy long walks in the mountains. I LOVE Gem Studio because it encourages people within the community to connect with each other. Each person leaves with a smile and some new friends, and that makes me happy.
Hey guys I'm Rylie! I'm a student at the U of U but you can catch me mountain biking every free second I get. My wall sit record is 1 hour 15 minutes (challenge me sometime) and Captain Crunch is the superior cereal (am I wrong?) I love the Gem Studio because I get to meet so many awesome people while being creative. Let's make some rings!
Hey I'm Breezi, you can call me B for short. I'm from Highland, UT and I love life! I've always loved to create and get my hands dirty! I love Juicy Fruit, squishy tar, sushi, socks, dad jokes, and Elvis Presley. I think people are super cool and have the coolest story's. I love my job!
Hi i’m Anna! Home for me is Arizona, I’m convinced it’s the hottest place on earth. I’m a big lover of music, I’m always up for a trip to goodwill (I get way too excited when I find a pair of levi’s that fit) and I’ll never say no to chocolate. Taking pictures and having a good conversation are some of my favorite things, along with a good cup of coffee. I love the Gem Studio because you enter as a stranger and leave with a new friend plus a sick piece of jewelry. Come make something cool with me(:
Hi friends, I'm Maddie! I'm 21 and I go to UVU. I'm a ballerina and have been dancing since I was 3. I am a BIG social butterfly and love making new friends. I love ice cream, hiking, Spotify, laughing, and Little Caesar's! I recently tore my SCL so fi you see a girl limping around town, come say hi ;) COME MAKE A RING WITH ME!
Hi! I'm Lydia. I'm a huge lover of everything living that is people, earth, and all animals. Movement, being outside, and creating is where I am happiest. My favorite movement to do is yoga, mountain biking, and trail running. It's the best because I get to move and be surrounded by nature. I've spent a lot of my life traveling to places like India, Ghana, Vietnam, Cambodia, Itay, and New Zealand, but Ghana has my heart forever! I love when I can be wild and free and believe that being kind is number one.
Hi I'm Giselle! I'm 18 years old and I love the outdoors and going on adventures with my friends! My favorite color is red and forrest green but not together. I hate the cold more than anything, I wish it could be Summer year round. I love working at Gem Studio and learning to be more creative!
Hi! I am 22 years old ( I feel so old) and born and raised in good ol' Utah. I am an outgoing person that loves people. I wouldn't be me if ice cream did not exist. I crave adventures big or small. I have never been stung by a bee and pray that I never do. I absolutely love the beach but am terrified to go into the water. I love creativity/art and discovering new ways to be creative. Come make a rang w/ me(:
Hi I'm Lexy! I'm 21 and from the sunny city of PHX. Big fan of live music, watercolor, and thrift stores. I love plants (and hope to one day keep one alive), think goats are the cutest, am never full enough to skip ice cream, and believe the only important food group is sushi! I'm currently finishing nursing school so I can make your heart stop AND restart it;) I love working at Gem Studio because it's my creative happy place! Com in and make some jewelry with me and I promise it will be your creative happy place too!
Hi my name is Desange, I am a refugee from Congo DRC but I grew up in Uganda. I love dancing, it brings me joy. You can wake me up at any time for dance and I will be down. I do all kinds of dance, but I can not do ballet. I have done a lot of crazy things, my life has not been boring! It has been a crazy and interesting journey and I love every moment of it. I love working at the Gem Studio, I get to meet a lot of different people. Gem Studio is an amazing place. You'll lear as you get older that rules are made to be broken. Be bold enough to live life on your terms and never, ever apologize for it. Go against the grain, refuse to conform, take the road less traveled instead of the well-beaten path. Laugh in the face of adversity and leap before you look. Dance as though EVERYBODY is watching. March to the beat of your drummer and stubbornly refuse to fit in...and that's me!