Thank you so much for visiting our website! Just a brief history of our little company….After graduating from the University of Utah, my newlywed husband and I set off to live in Vietnam for 8 months. The traffic in Saigon (made up of 98% motor scooters) was chaotic and intimidating to say the least. It took us 15 min and a “Hail Mary” to get the nerve to walk across our first street. Within a week, my husband had studied the traffic and concluded that there was a method to the madness and that we should buy a moped. I spent the first week or so on the back of our $150 motorcycle holding on with white knuckles. But after a few weeks, I decided I needed a diversion from all of the honking and visible pollution and to pass the time, I taught myself to wire wrap. After 8 months on the back of the moped I had built up quite a collection of jewelry. That summer, after returning to the states, I sheepishly went down to our local farmer’s market to try and sell my little souvenirs.
Fast forward seven years and both my husband and I have since quit our desk jobs, added three children, and now begin each day hoping to survive while having as much fun as possible with our jewelry business! “Survive” because two of our 3 children are under two years old. As many of you know, I actually started this website in hopes of helping to fund LuLu’s adoptive process. That process took much longer than expected and was full of endless obstacles. But through the graciousness of many of you, sales from our website fully funded five years of fees and dues, three trips to Ethiopia, and the list goes on and on. LuLu is now part of the team and one of our two incredibly busy toddlers that are so good at keeping Casey and I from getting too much done.
When we do get a chance to work, which is typically every night from 8:00 pm until 1:00 am, we really love what we do (as long as the coffee kicks in). Currently, I’ve been blessed to design pieces for the Sundance Catalog and Arhaus Jewels. I can say that this has definitely been the highlight of my career! I am taken back every time I see one of my pieces in the catalog! Sundance is located in Salt Lake City and so I grew up browsing through every issue dreaming of owning a piece. As an adult, I continued to browse through every issue, but dreaming of seeing one of my pieces in those same pages.
Locally, we still love doing business at the Salt Lake Farmer’s market every Saturday and the Park Silly Market every Sunday. Each spring we contemplate cutting our market schedule back, but many of the vendors and our customers have become close friends and our social life the other 5 days of the week is mostly done in “baby talk.”
So that is our story. As I said, “Both Casey and I absolutely love what we do.” Our business affords us the chance to be with our children as they grow while we do something we both really enjoy. Thank you again for visiting our website and we hope you like what you see!