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Ted's Last Stand started out as a name for the small farm my husband and I purchased in rural Virginia. When we arrived, after an exhausting cross-country trip, we were dismayed by the amount of work the place needed, but this was offset by our delight in discovering that the previous owners had left their chickens -- one white rooster, and one white hen. I immediately named them Ted and Bev (they were just such a cute little couple). Bev would fly up into the large holly tree at night, and Ted would settle in on the front porch. During the day they wandered the property, eating bugs, taking dust baths, Bev laying her eggs in the window box. Sadly their idealic life was cut short by Ted's untimely demise. Death by fox I assume. Three weeks after our arrival I found a scattered trail of feathers heading in the direction of the woods. Ted was a true southern gentleman and it was a natural choice for us, when deciding upon a name…

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  • Born on November 6
  • Joined September 16, 2009

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Ted's Last Stand started out as a name for the small farm my husband and I purchased in rural Virginia. When we arrived, after an exhausting cross-country trip, we were dismayed by the amount of work the place needed, but this was offset by our delight in discovering that the previous owners had left their chickens -- one white rooster, and one white hen. I immediately named them Ted and Bev (they were just such a cute little couple). Bev would fly up into the large holly tree at night, and Ted would settle in on the front porch. During the day they wandered the property, eating bugs, taking dust baths, Bev laying her eggs in the window box. Sadly their idealic life was cut short by Ted's untimely demise. Death by fox I assume. Three weeks after our arrival I found a scattered trail of feathers heading in the direction of the woods. Ted was a true southern gentleman and it was a natural choice for us, when deciding upon a name for our farm, to memorialize him. Since the naming of the farm, Ted's Last Stand has also become the name of our specialty cut flower business. We sell at local farmer's markets and deliver in the Charlottesville, VA area. All of our flowers are field grown without pesticides or herbicides. So, how does jewelry making fit in to all of this?

I've been making beaded jewelry and french beaded flowers for about 10 years now, just as a hobby. It is always nice to give a handmade gift, and I confess that I've become addicted to beads. I started bringing a few earrings to the market along with my flowers and they were such a hit I started bringing more jewelry, and then french beaded flowers.

My favorite aspect of the jewelry making part of my business is my regular customers. I love making custom orders and I feel so great when I see people wearing and enjoying my jewelry. My goal is to make affordable jewelry for people who want to wear well-made beautiful accessories.

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