Cheryl Kasper grew up in a rockhounding family and first took faceting at Wildacres when she was fifteen. Following in her fathers footsteps, Cheryl has a passion for opal, a mysterious and exciting stone. She has been working with opal since about 2001. A true opalholic (and a Libra), she went to the Australian Outback in 2007 to mine for opals in Cooper Pedy and Lightning Ridge, where she studied opal carving from Daniela LAbbate. And in 2019, she was a finalist in two professional opal carving categories in the International Opal Jewelry Design Awards in Lightning Ridge. But truly her Moms daughter, she has been beading for decades, and is thrilled to join Dot in the classroom this year to teach Beads as well!