A new type of business containing an eclectic shoppe of stones and art gifts has etched its way into Jim Thorpe.
The store, called Swartz's Etchings & More, is owned by Ray and Barbara Swartz of Tamaqua and offers a vast array of affordable personalized granite crafts; such as decorative stones and jewelry, healing stones, etched pet portraits, and even personalized memorials or flat markers. Ray also pointed out that all his work is handmade and one of a kind, adding, "My work lasts much longer than normal laser etching."
Those are just a few of the many items available at the store, which is located at 77 Broadway. Ray, who has spent many years of his life as an independent etcher in the monument industry, has decided to fulfill his dream of using his earned talents to start his own business