Local artist Jennifer Benz says "I like rocks...and fabric...and yarn...and BEADS! I have been a fiber artist all my life. Being one who believes in tradition, I encouraged my Grandmother to teach me to crochet and embroider before I turned 7. Some years later, I convinced my Mom to teach me to sew. Growing up in Kansas, Colorado, Wyoming and Oregon, I found a respect and love of Traditional Native American Beadwork. Girl Scout camp introduced me to my first Seed Beadwork class and I have ALWAYS been a lover of rocks, which led me to Gemstone Jewelry. I have been in the Jewelry Business since 1987 and Sewing for the public since 1992."
You can view Jennifer's creations in the Library's lobby display cases this February. Her items are available to take home at the time of purchase. There is still time to get a gift for your Valentine. 20% of the purchase price goes to the Wilsonville Library Foundation.