Dot has a true love of beads and their history. She enjoys sharing this enthusiasm with her students, friends, and family. The Kasper family spent many vacations mining for gems, learning how to identify, and make them into jewelry. She started classes in the early 1980s.The rockhound logo, "Each one, teach one" led to teaching at Wildacres and then to adventures at a new workshop in the North GA mountains. Dot is the proud owner of a William Holland Golden Hammer. Dot strings pearls professionally and sells beading supplies, rocks, fossils, and jewelry designed and crafted by the family. She has taught classes for SFMS, Elderhostel, Cobb County Gem & Mineral Society, private classes in her hometown, Atlanta, and her favorite place. William Holland School of Lapidary Arts.