UnconventionalJ

Unique Wedding Decor, Push Pins, Ring Holders and Gifts

North Carolina, United States · 2683 Sales

UnconventionalJ

Unique Wedding Decor, Push Pins, Ring Holders and Gifts

North Carolina, United States 2683 Sales On Etsy since 2009

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Announcement   ♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡Welcome to Unconventional J♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡
In my shop you will find unique handmade custom original, crafted and painted Decorative Push Pins, Party & Event Place Card Holders, Party & Event Table Number Holders, Personalized Wedding Ring Holders & Gifts, Wedding Favor Gift Tags, Wine Charms, Guestbook Alternatives, Guestbook Pens, Boutonnieres, Place Cards & Paper Goods, Decorative Refrigerator Magnets, Statement Rings and Handmade Jewelry, Personalized Wedding and Anniversary Gifts, Unique Wedding Items, Altered Toys, Kid Items, Up-cycled Home Decor and an occasional Vintage Item.

I offer large volume discounts and most of my items can be customized to fit your needs. Please feel free to contact me with any questions.

PLEASE NOTE: Because the majority of my items are Made to Order there will be a wait to get your item. Please be sure to check listings for processing times. I offer Rush Order services if you need your item in a hurry.

Thank you for visiting my shop and for your interest in my work❣❣❣

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Last updated on Sep 3, 2016

♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡Welcome to Unconventional J♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡
In my shop you will find unique handmade custom original, crafted and painted Decorative Push Pins, Party & Event Place Card Holders, Party & Event Table Number Holders, Personalized Wedding Ring Holders & Gifts, Wedding Favor Gift Tags, Wine Charms, Guestbook Alternatives, Guestbook Pens, Boutonnieres, Place Cards & Paper Goods, Decorative Refrigerator Magnets, Statement Rings and Handmade Jewelry, Personalized Wedding and Anniversary Gifts, Unique Wedding Items, Altered Toys, Kid Items, Up-cycled Home Decor and an occasional Vintage Item.

I offer large volume discounts and most of my items can be customized to fit your needs. Please feel free to contact me with any questions.

PLEASE NOTE: Because the majority of my items are Made to Order there will be a wait to get your item. Please be sure to check listings for processing times. I offer Rush Order services if you need your item in a hurry.

Thank you for visiting my shop and for your interest in my work❣❣❣

Jessica Meixsell

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Jessica Meixsell

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This is a new set of decorative push pins I am working on. They are made of things that inspire me - - butterflies, starfish, shells, flowers and sparkle. Ivory, gold and hot pink are some of my favorite colors.
Painted Version of my 8x10 Push Pin Framed Fabric Covered Cork Board.
Here's a picture of the duck jewelry dish choice added to the attached listing.
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About

A Long Road to the Right Track

►►►►TRANSFORMATION◄◄◄◄

The butterfly has long been a symbol of transformation. What begins as a caterpillar emerges from the cocoon and spreads wings of rainbow brilliance. We too can make changes in life that take us to greater heights than we ever dreamed possible.

When I look back on what and who influenced me to be where I am today, I remember in my early childhood being with my dad in his automotive repair business. He had a BMW repair shop in San Diego, CA. My mother and him where divorced when I was 2. When my father had me and I wasn't with grandma or aunts, I was at his shop.

What I remember most was the smells of grease and solvent. Seeing my dad and his employees with arms that were black to their elbows. The phones ringing and customers coming and going. I remember noises of compressors, lifts and tools.

Next door to my dad's shop was another business. It was a potter's workshop. His shop was as big as my father's, and what I remember most was clay everywhere. It was on the floors and the tables. He made rustic mugs and unique ceramic houses and there were shelves lined with his work.

My dad and him where friends, so I would run back and forth between shops playing. I was influenced by people that where doing what they were meant to do. My father with his love for cars and the neighbor with his love for clay.

I lived 2 lives. My father lived in San Diego and we were at the beach every chance we got. My mother and I lived in Portland, Oregon in my early childhood. Portland is beautiful and even as a child, I loved it!

Like most, I am often inspired by nature. I love shells, starfish and anything related to the beach. I love, love trees and anything rustic and weathered. I was inspired by color, nature, clay and cooking. I was influenced by business, art, creativity, trade and purpose.

In my teens I dreamed of going to art school, but in my early 20's I married and quickly got involved in my then husbands business. I let go of all thoughts to be in a creative field, passing it off as just childhood dreams. My ex had a commercial cleaning company. With that early business influence and a lot of drive we grew the company from serving 1 county to all Southern California in 5 years. Year 7 of the business I divorced my husband and we split the business. At this point, I took my portion and grew it to service all California, New Mexico and had work in Las Vegas. I had 70 employees and 25 subcontractors.

Outwardly I was very successful, inwardly I was extremely unsatisfied. During this time, along came my wonderful husband Ty. We had two beautiful children. By the time our 2nd child came, my dissatisfaction with my work life had grown unbearable. After 17 years in business I closed the doors.

At this point I wasn't sure where to go. I started painting and restoring décor pieces I found at local thrift shops. I started taping into the creative side of my personality but I was still lost......................................................

My son's first grade teacher was constantly sending home art projects for the kids to do. It annoyed me because my son had no interest in art and it was a struggle to get him to participate. For St. Patrick's Day she had a fictional Leprechaun stealing things from the class room and the art project was to make a Leprechaun Trap. I was extremely annoyed because I had a lot going on, I resentfully proceeded to make this trap. Out of my frustration I designed and built this elaborate trap with moss, a treasure chest with fake jewels, signs and a tree made from branches and leaves we collected from outside. The trap was a rope made from string. My son helped a little, lol.

We took it to school and I was surprised at the attention it received. Kids from all grades were stopping us to look at it, making comments as we walked by and my son's teacher loved it. From that point I was hooked. I had discovered this creativity in me I did not know existed. Thank you Mrs. Wilson for helping me find myself!!!

My husband and I moved to North Carolina for his work. Now that I had found a direction, I still did not know who I was as an artist. Every time I walked through the clay aisle in the craft store it was like the clay was calling out to me.

I finally got the nerve to try it and here I am today. I married my business side to my creative side and finally...........I am on the RIGHT TRACK!!!

All of my items are 100% designed, handmade and hand painted by me right from my home. I have 1 part time girl that helps with prep work. My husband reluctantly helps with wire cutting and both my children have to help with packaging to get their allowance, LOL.

❥❥❥Thank you so much for your interest in my story and my work❥❥❥

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  • Jessica Meixsell

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator

    Hello my name is Jessica. I live in beautiful North Carolina with my husband Ty and my 2 children Cole and Sadie. I'm a self-taught and self-proclaimed clay artist and painter. I am a craft junkie with a constant drive to make new things.

  • Sadie Olivia

    Trouble Maker & Artist In The Making

    This is Sadie my daughter. She models for some of my pictures reluctantly and is often a source of inspiration.

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Last updated on Jul 4, 2016
Frequently asked questions

How long will my order take to process?

The majority of my items are "Made to Order". Processing times can vary from 7-10 business days up to 4-6 weeks to make. This time depends on the item and how many orders are waiting to be processed once you place your order. The processing time is an ESTIMATION and NOT a guarantee. To find the estimated processing time, go to the "Shipping & Policies" tab and you will find it above the shipping cost. If you need you order by a specific date please feel free to contact me to make sure I can fit you in the schedule. If you need your order prior to the estimated processing time, I do provide rush services and priority shipping upgrades. Please contact me with any questions.

Can I have a different amount other than listed?

The majority of my items are handmade and hand painted. Because most items are "Made to Order" you can have any quantity you need. If you don't see your desired amount listed, please contact me and I will direct you how to purchase.

I need my order in a hurry, can I have it by a specific date?

If you need your order by a specific date, I always do my best to accommodate. Please contact me with your date needed so I can make sure there is enough time to get it to you. If I am booked during
your date needed I will require a Rush Service fee.

Small Orders $1 - $45 / Fee $25
Medium Orders $46 - $125 / Fee $35
Large Orders $126+ / Fee $65

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