ExClaymations

ExClaymations!! Gifts for People You Love!

Port Townsend, Washington · 107 Sales

ExClaymations

ExClaymations!! Gifts for People You Love!

Port Townsend, Washington 107 Sales On Etsy since 2012

5 out of 5 stars
(28)

Announcement   I started making these pins in 1993 with the idea that I wanted to offer people a gift item with a poem that would convey the affection they had for the people in their lives.

With that start, I sat down and wrote 17 angel poems. I then created angels and marketed them at local gift markets. They sold like nothing I had ever made before. People loved the sentiments and would often stand in my booth shedding tears while they filled their baskets.

The company grew until it had 75 employees and a manufacturing facility located in Modesto, California.

The newest line, the Color Heart line was created after my mother died in her sleep of a heart attack. I wondered, "If my mother had a color to her heart, what color would it be?" I decided it would be orange for all the joy and laughter she spread to all the people around her.

The Color Heart line has been my most popular line since it was created six months after my mother's death. I dedicate the line to her and donate a portion of each sale to research for heart disease.

My goal is always to offer products that make people smile and do some good in the world.

There are some definite products with a political lean, but many products that go to causes we can all support. (heart disease, cancer research, humane society and the ACLU (don't knock it, someday you may need it!) )

I am fairly new on Etsy, despite my shop being here since 2012. I have not been an active vendor here.

I hope to build part of my business here and the other part at a gift shop near you. If you are a shop owner, please contact me for prices and information. I will be putting a catalogue together soon.

Thank you.
Kim

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Last updated on Apr 11, 2017

I started making these pins in 1993 with the idea that I wanted to offer people a gift item with a poem that would convey the affection they had for the people in their lives.

With that start, I sat down and wrote 17 angel poems. I then created angels and marketed them at local gift markets. They sold like nothing I had ever made before. People loved the sentiments and would often stand in my booth shedding tears while they filled their baskets.

The company grew until it had 75 employees and a manufacturing facility located in Modesto, California.

The newest line, the Color Heart line was created after my mother died in her sleep of a heart attack. I wondered, "If my mother had a color to her heart, what color would it be?" I decided it would be orange for all the joy and laughter she spread to all the people around her.

The Color Heart line has been my most popular line since it was created six months after my mother's death. I dedicate the line to her and donate a portion of each sale to research for heart disease.

My goal is always to offer products that make people smile and do some good in the world.

There are some definite products with a political lean, but many products that go to causes we can all support. (heart disease, cancer research, humane society and the ACLU (don't knock it, someday you may need it!) )

I am fairly new on Etsy, despite my shop being here since 2012. I have not been an active vendor here.

I hope to build part of my business here and the other part at a gift shop near you. If you are a shop owner, please contact me for prices and information. I will be putting a catalogue together soon.

Thank you.
Kim

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Supporting Different Causes through Art.

I started making these pins when I was pregnant with my daughter in 1990. I am a member of the original HINTON family of ART TO WEAR.
For years, these pins were only found in Hallmark stores or small gift shops.

We did very well as a family business and a company until 9-11. 9-11 changed priorities and people stopped buying jewelry for enough time to cause the business to collapse. I guess you could say we were victims of terrorism.

After the business closed, I went to college and earned a Master's Degree in Teaching with an endorsement in Special Education. I have been working as a Special Education teacher since. I love that work.

Recently, however, I feel a great need to support worthy causes with donations of money. For this purpose, I have started up the business again...only this time, online.

I currently do fundraisers for worthy causes as well as starting this business again. I ventured onto Etsy years ago, but did not earnestly start to try to set up shop or make sales until January of 2017.

The reception for the jewelry has been amazing. This is my way of giving back for all the wonderful years of support customers have given my family.

Thank you for your purchase. You are a genuinely good person to help.

Namaste

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  • Kimberly Hinton

    Owner, Creator, Designer

    Love is an art. I am a mother of five children and seven step children. I am a grandmother of four. I have a BA in Literature and a Master's Degree in Teaching. I have a cute little dog and a cute giant husband. I also have bad habits.

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Last updated on Mar 16, 2017
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