Over three decades of teaching elementary children taught Boo Schneider to be open to new ideas, to embrace the joy of life-long learning, and to create.
When she and her husband George transitioned from part-timers to full-timers in the Methow, she was newly retired and savoring the beauty, the bounty, and the fun, diverse community. A neighbor invited Boo to hang out in her jewelry studio, teaching her a few basic skills. She found it meditative to try different styles and shapes, play around with different stones....and she fell in love with the depth of copper.
Boo uses a jeweler’s grade of copper and stones such as labradorite, moonstones, pearls, agates, and many more. Methow Musings is a fitting name since Boo never knows what she is going to create when she sits down at her work bench. Perhaps this is a lesson learned from all those memorable students. You can find Boo’s work throughout the Valley in Twisp at the Methow Valley Goods retail store on the TwispWorks campus and at The Confluence. In Winthrop at the Courtyard Quail and in Mazama at the Mazama Store.