Mark Jordana has lived along the coast most of his life, and started making jewelry with shells and even fish scales on the Outer Banks of North Carolina as a teenager. He also has collected rocks since he was a kid, and his interest in rocks naturally lead him to the field of geology, securing degrees in Geology from universities in both North and South Carolina. He is a licensed Professional Geologist (PG), and he worked for over three decades as an environmental geologist before recently retiring. Years ago, he began cutting stones for fun in a makeshift rock shop he built in his garage, and his hobby eventually evolved into a full blown lapidary arts and stone jewelry business. He also does wire-wrapping with sterling silver and copper, and he works with precious metal clay (PMC) to create unique jewelry in pure silver, bronze, and copper.
Gail Jordana has a degree in Psychology from Ashland University in Ohio and a background in retail. She provides keen insight into color, shapes, and overall wearability of finished jewelry pieces. Gail is also a beadsmith producing beaded jewelry emphasizing stones mixed with metals beads and other natural materials. Having successfully raised seven children, she is now focused on expanding her jewelry designs and other creations.