Paula McGowan & Samii Bear
Quail Run Jewelry was started in 2016 as a way for Paula to do what she was made for; make art. It would also be her new source of income. After almost 30 years of working in dental offices, Paula was ready to hang up her scrubs in exchange for blue jeans and tee shirts to pursue making handmade glass enamel and mixed metal jewelry. “It was a scary time, walking away from a steady paycheck, but the draw to be creative and make pretty things was so strong I chose to no longer make myself wait.” Three short years later, Paula’s daughter Samii, being intrigued by her mother’s creative process, began trying her own hand at glass enamel. She too was bitten by the jewelry making bug! After much thought and many months of planning, Samii joined Paula to form their new business, “Quail Run Jewelry and Gifts LLC”.