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Jenee on Dec 17, 20185 out of 5 stars
Super cute. My Locs aren’t long enough for this pic yet. As nice as the picture.
Ariana on Nov 9, 20185 out of 5 stars
Arrived very quickly , well packaged and exactly as pictured. These are the perfect little studs!
Sariyah on Nov 8, 20184 out of 5 stars
Beautifully simple nose ring! I took off one star because I ordered the Brushed finish stud and received the unbrushed but I still love it and it fits perfectly next to my other larger nose ring!
AlisonFrey on Nov 4, 20185 out of 5 stars
Just what I was looking for! I love this hair fork. Thank you.
FuzziPup on Nov 1, 20185 out of 5 stars
The bowls were carefully packed and arrived on time - very pleasant experience. Thank you!
blabbe413 on Oct 29, 20185 out of 5 stars
Very nice! Shipped on time. Great experience with this shop!
Denise on Oct 25, 20185 out of 5 stars
I love this jacket. Customer service is great. The subtle colors are a wonderful autumn addition to my wardrobe.
Getting Lost in the Details
It is my belief that taking not only pride, but also pleasure in my work is an integral part of creating aesthetically satisfying and elegantly understated products that withstand the treasured test of time...being passed down from generation to generation. There is something genuinely gratifying in that.
When I look back, I recall braiding grasses in the woods at my parents lake house in East Texas, just doing intricate and small work with my hands. I even used to make fake nails with elmer's glue and watercolors on my pencil box in school. Naturally, I love this small work and thrive on not only complex patterns, but also the smooth, clean lines that enhance natural beauty. It is such a simple thrill when someone notices the small, subtle details that might go unnoticed at first glance. An architectural line, a feminine curve, a slight shift in color. Sewing with my mother's Kenmore sewing machine means so much to me. It's a connection we share now, even after she is gone.
Not having been formally trained, my journey began many years ago, working as a custodian at a local college. A co-worker asked me to help her string up some elastic bracelets. I fell hook, line and sinker for gemstones as soon as I laid my hands on a strand of Black Onyx. I physically felt it then, I relish in it now...the innate connection tugs at my core. Like all love affairs, this passion has morphed and shifted and I have begun to manipulate metals. The shape, grain, texture and chemical reactions fascinate me.
My work bench is the kitchen table I grew up at, my mother gifted it to me a few years back. Everything is organized (well, sort of) in the work station my son, Chance and I built one summer from discarded pallets. I use basic tools I swiped from my father's garage, when he was alive, my mother's old yellow measuring tape that has grown faded and soft with age and use, and an antique shoe makers form as my anvil when I pound on metal. These treasures have a history of their own and it feels good to use this energy to create. This fascination with copper might run in my veins. My grandfather worked deep in the copper mines of Upper Michigan. Chance, floats in and out of the business. He has a sharp mind for numbers and takes care of those details. Sometimes he critiques new designs, other times he helps handcraft the stationary we use, most times he just rules the business end with an iron fist (where did he get that stubborn tenacity, I don't know).
The creative realist in me finds comfort in the energetic echoes that are exchanged when a gemstone, crystal or metal first brushes against the skin. Whether the person touching it realizes it or not, this etheric rumble seeps into the foundation of who we are and restores our authentic place in the universal throb. That dimension of self love is more than aesthetically pleasing, it is intuitively fundamental.
We are all just mirrors of each other...and might I say? ~ You look fahhh-boo-lush dahlink!
Owner, Creative Realist
I've learned to appreciate the fine art of imperfection. Delving into the shadows and discovering the beauty of my own flaws has awakened a peculiar need to expose this particular grit. It is where I find the good stuff, in the raw creative burn.
The Iron Fist
Chance, my incredible son, who helps with creating the blanks for the hair forks/hair sticks and nose rings/studs. Chance refused to allow me to give up in the early days :)
Brenna, Chance's girl friend and my darling girl. She sweetly corrects my errors, loves product testing and modeling :) also helps with hair fork blanks and packaging.
Squirrel hunter, voice of reason, and lap hog :) Supervises anything that involves love, people food, or naps.
Deputy in charge of ensuring too much fun is not had and official couch potato.
A local engraver named Tex at Norfolk Sporting Goods
I chose this manufacturer because he willing to try something different with me, as all the other engravers refused to even attempt engraving on a rounded surface.
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Additional policies and FAQs
There is a non refundable $5 custom order charge for purchases under $50.
There are no refunds on Custom Orders that have shipped, this includes special sizing requests. However, if you encounter a problem with your custom or made to order item, please contact me and we will find a solution. You are always kept apprised of the custom process during the creation of your custom order and photos will be sent to you prior to shipment, so there will be no surprises. For this reason, it is important to be in communications with me while your custom order is being created just for you. This will avoid delays in shipping and ensure your custom order goes as smoothly as possible.
Should there be a need to cancel a custom order before work has begun, a partial refund of 50% will be credited to the payment processor you used. Should there be a need to cancel a custom order after work has begun, a refund of 25% will be credited to the payment processor you used. The remainder is a non-refundable deposit on the materials and work completed on your custom project.