Introducing Hendrickson’s Jewelers
I was raised in McCall Idaho. When I was 12 years old, my parents bought me a silver jewelry making kit. Designing jewelry has been in my blood ever since. I am an artist at heart. The challenge and creativity are what inspires me to come to the office every day. Some say I work too much…but I love it, so I hardly feel like I am working.
In 1984, I decided to make jewelry a career rather than just a hobby. I went to a diamond setting school and the following July, I opened Hendrickson’s Fine Jewelry. I can estimate that I have made close to 12,000 rings. Over the years, with every ring I’ve made, I’ve learned something new. It has allowed me to unleash my creativity. I love the challenge to create and repair jewelry. I never get tired of making people smile when I unveil the creation that I have made for them.
There are many jewelry stores. What makes Hendrickson’s unique is that every one of us has a background as jewelers. We are not just salespeople. My goal is to make sure that your job is done correctly. All our repairs and customs are done on premises.
My family is the reason I live. I have 5 beautiful children that are the light of my life. And my wife Sarah shows me every day that there is more to life than work.
I was born and raised in Kuna and Melba Idaho. My local roots have allowed me to help people in our community with all their jewelry needs since 1993. I have always felt that my customers are more like friends and I strive to be more than just your jeweler. My job isn't just a job…I love doing what I do!
In 1993, I went to Memphis, TN to learn to be a goldsmith (bench jeweler). I believe that having some background in the actual work makes me better at what I do. Understanding how things are put together makes it easier for me to explain what needs to be done to make your piece of jewelry perfect. Nowadays I leave the actual work to the guys, as I missed being up front, helping my friends with their birthdays, anniversaries and engagements. My passion is YOU! Seeing your smile when you come in and the bigger smile when you leave-- that is what I live for!
Why is jewelry so special to me? Jewelry is one of the few things in life that can be handed down from generation to generation. You can mold it to your style and still have grandmas diamond or dad’s gold. The heirloom quality of jewelry is what I love. After 40 years, my father’s wedding band was worn out. He bought a new one and gave me his original one. I melted it down and fused it to the back of my cross pendant. Now my pendant has incredible sentimental value. Jewelry inspires me.
In my free time…I love to be in the mountains. Digging in the dirt to find rocks or occasionally finding a crystal here and there. My husband, Dean is my rock. I love just hanging out with him. Life is easy and relaxing. I feel blessed to have him in my life.
I look forward to being “Your Personal Jeweler”.
I was born and raised in Honolulu, Hawaii and got into the jewelry industry in1976. I specialized in Hawaiian heirloom jewelry with enamel and hand engraved designs, and pearls. My mom still lives there so I try to visit her at least once a year. I miss the islands, but I love Idaho. I enjoy working at Hendrickson’s Fine Jewelry with Dean, Chris and Sarah. They feel like Ohana (family) to me. This has been my work home since 1997.
I worked as a goldsmith for most of my career. However, since I started working in the sales side of the jewelry business in 2008, I have discovered a whole new love. The earth’s creations blended with unique custom styles that I’ve helped our customers make are a beauty that moves me. I love the outside-the-box creativity that jewelry allows me to have. I want you to be inspired and moved by the jewelry we create together.
I have 2 other loves in my life. One is my beautiful wife of 41 years and the other is cooking. If I had chosen a different profession, it would have been in the culinary industry. I enjoy doing most of the cooking for our family. My wife and I also belong to a wine group that meets 4 times a year for fun times with friends and learning about wine.
Now you know a little about me. I hope I get the chance to get to know you.
I am originally from the San Francisco Bay Area and moved to Idaho in 1986. I worked at a downtown Boise deli for a few years but started making silver Christmas ornaments on the side in 1988. They sold very well and led me to employment in jewelry. It was quite a welcomed change from restaurant work, so I kept at it.
I gained a great deal of experience working at a few local stores and was thrilled when I came to Hendrickson's in 2001. I started in the diamond office but was just biding my time till a position opened in the shop. Goldsmithing is quite an adventure, and the love of the work is shown in the magnificence of the finished jewelry... be it a repair or custom, the result is quality workmanship!
Yes, working at family-owned stores is the only way to go, but at Hendrickson's we all feel like family members, and the teamwork is exceptional!
I am a Cotton De Tulear (part of the Bichon Frise family), aka the store mascot. I have been in the jewelry business my entire life. I started at just 5 months old. I love to greet my current friends when they come see me. Every day there are new people for me to sniff and introduce myself to. I try not to bark, but sometimes I need to make sure that my coworkers know that someone is in the store. I sleep a lot but when mom tells me to do my job, I am always happy to wake up and say hello. I love being petted and shown love and I will give the love right back to you. I am a very chillaxed pooch and I enjoy coming to work with my mom and dad every day.
In my free time…I enjoy rides to the mountains, but since I can’t drive I have to wait until mom and dad go so I can tag along. My true passion is playing in my backyard at home chasing squirrels and birds.
I look forward being your friend. <3