PINSwithPERSONALITY

PINSwithPERSONALITY

Rhode Island, United States · 9518 Sales

PINSwithPERSONALITY

PINSwithPERSONALITY

Rhode Island, United States 9518 Sales On Etsy since 2012

5 out of 5 stars
(2500)

Announcement   Welcome to "Pins with Personality", "Barrettes with Personality" and "Ponys with Personality". I always say I have something for everyone, and I do. "THINK GIFT" for yourself or someone you know. Everyone has a story to tell and every pin, barrette and pony tells a story. They are conversation pieces sure to get attention and compliments because the three metal combination is so different and unique. The barrettes are made using the Genuine French Barrette Clip, which is clearly marked "Made in France". You will love the quality.

I solder each piece together using tin solder for strenght and quality. The mixed metal combination happens when the brass stampings are professionally plated with a thick anti-tarnishing sterling silver and copper coating, then oxidized and hand satined to bring out the intricate detail in every piece. They are also completely laquered front and back to further ensure they will never ever tarnish.

Email me if you have any questions or special requests. I will always try to accommodate every customer if at all possible. Enjoy your shopping experience and thank you for stopping by.

Announcement

Welcome to "Pins with Personality", "Barrettes with Personality" and "Ponys with Personality". I always say I have something for everyone, and I do. "THINK GIFT" for yourself or someone you know. Everyone has a story to tell and every pin, barrette and pony tells a story. They are conversation pieces sure to get attention and compliments because the three metal combination is so different and unique. The barrettes are made using the Genuine French Barrette Clip, which is clearly marked "Made in France". You will love the quality.

I solder each piece together using tin solder for strenght and quality. The mixed metal combination happens when the brass stampings are professionally plated with a thick anti-tarnishing sterling silver and copper coating, then oxidized and hand satined to bring out the intricate detail in every piece. They are also completely laquered front and back to further ensure they will never ever tarnish.

Email me if you have any questions or special requests. I will always try to accommodate every customer if at all possible. Enjoy your shopping experience and thank you for stopping by.

Karen Parker Ron Rapoza

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Karen Parker Ron Rapoza

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Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(2500)
Chloe Webster

Chloe Webster on Jul 22, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Bought this greyhound hair clip for my mum as a birthday gift. She adores greyhounds and she really loved the look and the style of it. My mum wears it all the time

michelleroque81

michelleroque81 on Jul 22, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

I just got it today and i super love it!!It looks so classy and modern at the same time and I will surely be checking other designs!!😍😍😍

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Coming soon. A smaller version of the very popular book pin / pendant

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About

I love what I do so it never feels like work

I am one of eight kids, no extra money, but plenty of love, laughs, encouragement and good guidence. My father, a polio victum at age 3, put braces on his legs and crutches under his arms every day and went to work. Mom was home and there for all of us every day all day. We all learned to work and pitch in very early in life. My older brothers shined shoes, my sister and I helped my mother make jewelry at the kitchen table. It was literally milk money. I loved it, hence the wind blew me in that direction.
My first after school job was jewelry. My boss had scrap chain and I asked if I could have it. At the time, body chain jewelry was all the rage, (the 60's) so I made myself a full dress from that scrap chain. When my boss saw my creation, he asked if he could show it to someone, and that someone, offered me a job designing jewelry at 17 years old. I learned everything about the manufacturing process. Three years later, at age 20, having at least 10 years experience making jewelry, I asked my parents what they thought of me going into business for myself. Answer: "You go girl"
Every business goes through different stages and mine did, too. I started making jewelry for other companies for several years then transitioned into developing my own line in the mid 80's.
My business was a true family business. First my youngest brother, Michael, then my sister, Audrey, then her daughter, then Michaels son, Chris and then my brother David's wife, Linda, then their son David, and thats just relatives. The women, girls, and young men that worked for me over the years were truly an extended family. We laughed every day, we dressed up for halloween, spun the "Wheel of Plenty" for Thanksgiving, we exchanged gifts for Christmas, we had pizza day and hot weiner day. It was a lot of work and a lot of fun. I was truly blessed to work with the best group of folks any business owner could ever ask for.
Now here I am in my 60's. Soooooo many of my designs have never been seen before until now on Etsy. I am thrilled to be here and I hope you enjoy my lifes work as much as I have.

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  • Karen Parker & Hubby Ron Rapoza

    Owner, Maker, Designer

    I have been making jewelry as far back as I can remember, as a kid with my mother at the kitchen table. I always say the wind blew me in the direction of the jewelry business. The different themes make a very personal gift for yourself or a friend.

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Last updated on Apr 13, 2016
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Gift wrapping and packaging

Pins are gift boxed, barrettes and ponytail holders are in a velveteen drawstring pouch, and then put into a bubble mailer