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!
The name's Sophia Karren Thomas. People call me Sophaloph. From the land of Highland, Utah. Silversmith instructor at The Gemstudio. Sophomore at Brigham Young University. A sucker for Hershey's chocolate and Hallmark movies. I write poems and say them out loud sometimes. Making rings with a bunch of gems (lovely people) is my absolute favorite. These new best friends of mine leave the studio with a piece of jewelry they designed, which in the end contributes to a good cause. So happy. So content. That's the best part.
I'm a small town Wyoming girl caught in the state of Utah. I recently graduated from BYU with a degree in Human Development and a minor in international development. I'm obsessed with corndogs, laughter, shopping at Target, and cute old grandpas. My guilty pleasures include traveling, dancing, and watching The Bachelor. I love The Gemstudio because it is an awesome atmosphere to meet new friends, make new rings, AND working here means supporting two amazing causes that are changing lives on the other side of the world. I've had the opportunity to visit Uganda where the orphanage is located and it makes my heart so happy to know that each person who walks into the studio gets to be a part of changing these kiddos' lives!
Hello my name is Kirk. I am from Gilbert, Arizona, home of the world's most beautiful sunsets. Mexican food is the only food. I make a mean quesadilla. I will always take on a rap battle with absolutely no promise that I will perform well. I served an LDS mission in Tahiti, thanks to that I am no a legal resident of Bora Bora. I know the right way to pronounce the word "baguette". Oh, and I party harder than any other silversmith.
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 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 Ceasar'! I recently tore my ACL so if you see a girl limping around town, say hi :) COME MAKE A RING WITH 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 I'm Tauna! I'm 22 and from California! I love anything that has to do with art and my dream is to one day become an art teacher! Things that make me happiest are French fries, singing super loud in the car, dancing, Capri Suns, Hershey's chocolate, and FRIENDS (the show). I'm stoked to be working at the Gem Studio! Come in and let's make something cool together :)