Jean & Ron Croy
We were transferred from Ft. McMurray, Alberta to Watson Lake, Yukon in 1965, with a 2-year-old and a baby. We lived at the airport, and life was good to us there. Two years later, we were on our way to Whitehorse, where we setteld down, dug in and stayed. This was our home, and we loved it then, and love it now! Ron worked at the weather office, and Jean worked casual, then full-time at the hospital. Retirement for both of us came in 1995.
Over the years, we did a few 'crafty' thing in our home, mostly to do with children, but it wasn't until we retired that we began another 'career' involved various types of craft items. Jean started with the usual 'home' type crafts involving sewing, a bit of knitting and so on. Then she was introduced to 'Victorian Santas', and another life began. Soon Teddy Bears joined the family, and finally jewellery. It was Ron who first took an interest in jewellery-making. During uur retirement travels, we saw a lot of different jewellery being made in various places, and he thought it might be something that we could do. Out first earrings and necklaces were made by Ron. Soon Jean began, and added dream-catcher earrings and wire-wrapping. It just developed from there.
A new career/life-style was born for us!