|Coon Rapids resident Gary Rex Erickson has been creating one-of-a-kind jewelry since 1975. His art is more than a hobby. it's a way of life. He says he simply loves to hand-pick his stones, create a new design and work with his tools to create a one of a kind piece of jewelrywhether its a necklace, broach, earring or ring. All of his pieces are set in sterling silver and he selects all of the stones once a year in Tucson, Ariz. He likes to find unique stones with different colors, texture and sizes. "I don't cast, I fabricate everything. I make it from scratch," he says. "I'm always trying different things and experimenting with textures." His favorite piece? The next piece I'm working on.
I create rings, earrings, necklaces, pins, bracelets, bolo ties, cuff links, belt buckles. Click on the thumbnails to see some of my creations.