Unique hobby helps local woman give back | KAALTV.com

Unique hobby helps local woman give back

Updated: January 11, 2021 07:11 PM
Created: January 11, 2021 07:09 PM

(ABC 6 News) - Currently, there is no one in Southeastern Minnesota that does Vitreous enamel.

During the pandemic, Rochester artist Amy Johnson began making enamel "Wear a Mask" pins by using powdered glass, copper and heat.

She plans to create and donate 100 pins to frontline workers at Mayo Clinic in Rochester in hopes these pins will make their days a little brighter.

Amy's journey with enamel started back in 2016 with making jewelry with a variety of different metals and wanted to explore more techniques to breathe some life in to my jewelry. 

Johnson says she loves creating art and wants to give back, and she decided this would be her month of January project. 

"These are just so adorable and everyone loves them and I thought this is such a great way to give back to the Mayo Clinic people that are working frontline with the COVID patients. That's what I kind of want to do, I just want to give them something to make them smile, make them know that hey were there for ya," says Amy Johnson, Owner, Amy Johnson Enamels. 

Each pin takes just over an hour to create. Johnson says she is currently partnering with Dwell local in Zumbrota, who are supplying gift bags and a little extra something. 

She hopes to have enough made to hand out to Mayo employees by the first week in February. 

If you are interested in learning more about Johnson's work click here.

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