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The Helmrich Family is a creative bunch! They have taken the Buy Handmade Pledge, and love to make ALL their gifts for each other.

LEAH, now 21, began making jewelry in 2005 after a fellow RV'ing friend showed her a few of the basics. She took right to it and loved making jewelry for herself, and friends. Shortly after, she started selling it locally. She is pretty busy with her studies but still loves to keep her shop, favmoongirl.etsy.com stocked with fun and colorful creations!

About the same time, her brother BYRON, now age 17, started collecting interesting rocks and polishing them with his dad's help. He found that he enjoyed selling them as gratitude rocks, because the root of true happiness is being grateful for everything that you have. He has recently started making pin back buttons, magnets and keychains…

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  • Born on August 30
  • Joined October 10, 2007

Favorite materials

non tarnishing sterling silver, jump rings, square wire, natural stones, enameled color wires, swarovski crystals, petrified wood, chainmaille, recycled jewelry, glass, silk flowers, vintage buttons, odds and ends

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About

The Helmrich Family is a creative bunch! They have taken the Buy Handmade Pledge, and love to make ALL their gifts for each other.

LEAH, now 21, began making jewelry in 2005 after a fellow RV'ing friend showed her a few of the basics. She took right to it and loved making jewelry for herself, and friends. Shortly after, she started selling it locally. She is pretty busy with her studies but still loves to keep her shop, favmoongirl.etsy.com stocked with fun and colorful creations!

About the same time, her brother BYRON, now age 17, started collecting interesting rocks and polishing them with his dad's help. He found that he enjoyed selling them as gratitude rocks, because the root of true happiness is being grateful for everything that you have. He has recently started making pin back buttons, magnets and keychains.

About 9 years ago, RALPH made a necklace for their mom, Karen and got such a charge out of seeing her wear it that he decided to learn more and make more! He specializes in chainmaille and Leah is starting to work with it too! Ralph is a semi-retied engineer who occasionally enjoys consulting and troubleshooting aerosol manufacturers.

KAREN enjoys it all! In previous lives she was a RN, Registered Yoga Instructor and Certified Personal Trainer. She does the photography, “test drives” the jewelry, helps with ideas for the marvelous creations and does most of the Internet "stuff".

We call both Livingston, Texas and Rolla, Missouri home, and enjoy traveling throughout the United States-48 states, so far, except Leah, 49!

The kids are and always have been homeschooled and love their homelife and travels.

Traveling along are 2 Dogs ( Ivy, a Doxie and Hookah, a Basset) and 3 Nutty Cats (Triangle, Amy, and Jack).

We are proud members of Schooling At Home Etsyians, Etsy Texas Crafters, Etsy's Chainmaillers' Team and Full Time Etsy Crafters' Team.

You can visit the Chainmaillers' Blog at: http://chainmaillersguild.blogspot.com/

You can visit the Schooling At Home Etsyians' Blog at:
http://sheetsyteam.blogspot.com/

You can visit the Full Time Etsy Crafters' Team blog at:
http://fulltimeetsycraftersteam.blogspot.com/

Find our family on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/UnkamenGifts

Most of our pieces are made entirely by us, but we love to work with other Etsyians and friends and will make note in our pieces if others helped with any of the components. We also love to recycle old jewelry, buttons AND packaging!!

Learn more about The Helmrich Family……
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