Instructor for Wire II Bracelets Only
at William Holland
Gene started making jewelry as a hobby in 2003. He attended William Holland School of Lapidary Arts and took Wire 2 under Lisa Roberts, Wire 2 under Ruth Ann Moore, Wire 2 under Betty Baxter, Precious Metal Clay under Mary Ann & Ken Devos, Silver 1 under Dan Haga, Silver 1 under Don & Ann Monroe and Cabochons under Diane Brooks.
He continued to work with wire and in 2005 was a victim of hurricane Katrina. He moved to Vicksburg, Mississippi in 2006 where he took a position as a Jewelry Wire Artist and Designer for a major company. He made three instructional DVD’s with this Company titled, “Interchangeable Cabochon Pendant Volumes 1 and 2 and Interchangeable Bead Pendant Volume 1 which are his designs and creations. Later he made another Video on Adjustable Wire Wrapped Bracelets with Red Abstract, Inc.
Shortly after that the company closed their business in Vicksburg and moved to Missouri.
He did not want to go that far north (he said it was too cold) so he retired and moved to Decatur, Alabama where his brother lives.
Gene has been teaching at the William Holland School of Lapidary Arts in Young Harris, GA. since June 15th 2008. He also teaches in Huntsville, Alabama at Lowe Mill Arts & Entertainment witch is the Southeast's largest center for the arts.