Kelsie Gruver - Silversmith
I asked my friends to describe me in the three words and these were some of what they said; feisty, blunt, straightforward, caring, helpful, generous, funny, hilarious, colorful, intelligent and lastly, "If fuck was an adjective I would use that."
I’ve always had a magpie complex, growing up my favorite activities included rifling thru my grandma’s jewelry box and collecting rocks.
I’ve always been obsessed with jewelry and gems and rocks, but it was only a few short years ago that it occurred to me that I could make jewelry!? So I began scouring the internet for anything and everything I could find on jewelry making. I watched thousands of hours of YouTube videos, followed makers on Instagram and mimicked what they were reading and tuning into. I finally enrolled in the state university in town and signed up for a jewelry/metalsmithing class. Our first class we sawed out some random pattern our professor drew on a 2” x 2” piece of copper. I must have snapped a dozen saw blades and I could have cried I was so happy! I honed my skills with the help of my professor for two semesters and at home in my studio that my amazing husband and craigslist help furnish.
So that’s my jewelry making history.
About me personally? Are you really interested? Well, keep reading.
I’m married to a wonderful man who supports all my hair-brained ideas and schemes. He’s in the military and is a career guy. We’ve been together since 2007, we have no kids (by choice, they’re sticky and expensive) and we very much enjoy our weekends sleeping in and drinking beer 🍻