Mica Johnson has been making jewelry for the past nine years under the tutelage of Gail Rappa. She has been an amateur rock hound her entire life and found becoming a silversmith was a great way to use her love of minerals in a real world application. All of Mica’s jewelry is handmade beginning with sheets of metal (primarily silver, but copper and brass as accents) and cabochons. She often finds her designs to be influenced by the shape and patterns found within the minerals. In the spring of 2017 Mica took a lapidary class at The William Holland Lapidary School to begin making her own cabochons to be used in her jewelry. All of Mica’s work is made with real stones both semi-precious and unconventional. Mica Johnson was born in Salmon, Idaho but has called Elko, Nevada her home for the last 13 years.