Tacy crafts stone jewelry from rough rock.
A rock is not just a rock, each has been uniquely formed over time through changes in the earth. She cuts a rock with the same anticipation as when opening a present; inside is the gift of nature's amazing colors and patterns. As she works with rock, she becomes aware of the complexity of each one.
Tacy has been a rockhound for the past 30 years and has a passion for the outdoors, "treasure" hunting, and nature.
In 2009, she acquired some lapidary equipment and began experimenting with rock collected over the years. The process she use includes cutting a slab, shaping, grinding, drilling, sanding, and polishing each piece. She doesn't tumble the stones and currently purchases rough rock from dealers who mine and/or sell rocks from around the world.