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At the top of our list of traits to appreciate in a lady: likes a stiff drink, can use power tools. Catherine, who founded Velity along with her partner Landis, has both of those covered. She taught herself how to use a diamond blade saw and started experimenting with different types of soapstone, which is a rock found deep in the earth’s crust that is both malleable (so perfect for cutting) and also super durable. Oh, it also holds cold well, so you can chill it then toss into a rocks glass with a few fingers of fine whiskey to cool it off without watering down the goods. Best part? Because Catherine lives in sunny San Diego, she does all of her cutting outside while working on her tan.