Ranger Ray

The Man | The Myth | The Legend


Meet Raymond Richardson, a Seasonal Ranger Tech. A Welcoming Host, and the Fabled Keeper of Wisdom at The Old Las Vegas Mormon Fort State Historic Park, hidden in plain sight in Downtown Las Vegas. In his spare moments, he weaves his magic into crafting unique, one-of-a-kind jewelry pieces that will leave you in awe.

Ray retired from his fulltime position back in December of 2006 after 30+ years of service.

A Hobby Gone Wild...

During the year-long lockdown of 2020, Ray found himself needing something to occupy his mind. He said, 'I saw a pair of bullet earrings and thought to myself, 'I could do that.' Well, I was wrong. I mean, I WAS able to do it, but it was more of a hassle and a pain at the time for me instead of being relaxing and fun.'

So, Ray began working with glass, starting with a small batch of beads and seeing what he could come up with. He added, 'Now I know what I'm doing and have my techniques. I'll give those another shot here in a bit. I'm really into working with glass right now.' With so many styles and designs, with minimum to zero repeats, we just had to ask, 'What the heck inspired all of this?' Ray replied, 'My inspiration came from just sitting the whole time. There was nothing to do. But lately, I'm finding a lot of inspiration in old western movies and the type of style the girls used to wear back in the day.

Just Doing What He Loves...

Photo Taken by: Daisy Wolf Studio- Photography of Sherri Cassel

When asked, "what does your jewelry represent, and what does it mean to you?" it was interesting to watch his mind ponder.

He replied, "I could say my jewelry represents my feelings, but I don't know how to really explain that. I want my line to make people happy. I want the person to look and feel like a million dollars, without the million-dollar price tag. Does it mean anything to me? Not really. It's just something to do, something I really enjoy doing."

We also asked if he had any advice for anyone wanting to start their own thing, and he closed with this last statement:

"Just do it! Everyone always says, 'I've got this million-dollar idea,' but it's not worth a million dollars if you're not putting it together and getting it started. Just start it."

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