Who is Calluna Gems?
Welcome to Calluna Gems.
This is my life, my career, my passion. Hi, I’m Heather and I’m obsessed with gemstones. I’ve been buying and selling gemstone beads for close to 10 years now. I am so passionate about this business that I wanted to further my education and pass it along to my fans and customers. I’m in the process of becoming a Certified Gemologist. It is a very exciting and difficult process but I love it.
Calluna Gems was born in December 2015. I owned and operated a retail brick and mortar bead store previously for 5 years. I loved the atmosphere and teaching the public about beads, gemstones, jewelry making, and the sorts. When my body said “enough stress already!” I had to close up shop. I wanted to continue this path of finding and selling high quality beads and beading supplies. So Calluna Gems came into existence.
I started out in this field by making jewelry about 20 years ago. As a teenager it was a great way to spend my free time and the jewelry was perfect for gift giving. I made it my profession in 2007. I sold my handcrafted jewelry on websites, at craft fairs around the area, and to my friends and family. To this day I still make and sell jewelry. I mainly use gemstone beads and precious metals in my designs.
I currently reside in beautiful Western Massachusetts with my supportive boyfriend, Rory, of 10 years and with our super cute Shih Tzu Ruby. I am originally from North Carolina. If you talk to me in person you'll notice a bit of an accent that I still have lingering around.
Calluna is a beautiful flower that grows mainly in Scotland and Ireland. The more common name for Calluna is Heather.