Stephanie George, formerly Stephanie Budde, is from a small town in Illinois. She graduated from Texas Institute of Jewelry Technology in 2011 with certification in CAD/Cam and industrial casting. She also completed her JA level II Bench Jeweler Certification.
Following a move to Austin she worked for a prominent jewelry store as a custom goldsmith where she earned a number of Texas design awards including a Best in Show. Stephanie now works as a custom design consultant while building out her home shop and teaching at Creative Side.