Johnna Crider is a Baton Rouge artist from Shreveport, LA who learned how to wire wrap gems and minerals into jewelry from Grammy-winning guitarist, Daryl Thompson.
Johnna met Daryl and his wife, Denise, in the Little 5 Points arts district of Atlanta and her love for gems and minerals was ignited right there on Euclid Avenue.
In 2021, she started her podcast, Getting Stoned, and some of her more notable interviews include SpaceX Founder & CEO Elon Musk, and Dr. Robert Lavinsky, President and Founder of iRocks.com (The Arkenstone).
Johnna is the author ofA Little Book of Gems and Minerals and is in the process of writing another book, Illuminated: A Collection Of Fluorescent Minerals. You can learn more about Johnna and listen to her interviews at gettingstoned.online.
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