My site is set up like a catalog showing variety of items that I create. Many are one of a kind but I can also do commission work. I can do local deliveries and ship. I accept credit cards through Square and accept local checks. You can reach me by phone or email email@example.com 410-274-9904 Free shipping purchase of $35.00
About the Artist
I began my love of crafting when I was married with young children. I usually went with the trends of the time and gave them as gifts. I ran the gamut from decoupage to knitting to needlepoint. Most were given as gifts to family members which still exist today. I even tried my hand at glass cutting and quilting. I enjoyed some more than others. After 40 years in the hospitality industry, both in kitchen and sales, I am now retired. A few years ago I found an article in a decorating magazine by a designer. He took vintage brooches and repurposed them into napkin rings. While in Asheville, NC, I walked into an antique store and purchased 6 brooches and my business was born. First came the name “Table Top Jewels.” For the first year, I gave the one-of-a-kind napkin rings as hostess gifts to family & friends. The most exciting part of the business is the hunt for old jewelry in places like resale shops, Goodwill, antique stores, craft stores, and online. I can’t wait to bring them to my workshop and match them to the perfect rings. Then production starts. I devote a portion of each day to crafting, pricing and marketing on Facebook and Instagram. I have had some failures and successes in shops with other artists on consignment, but I enjoy showcasing my crafts in small shows with other vendors for women’s groups. Totally unrelated is the second part of my business. My first business is fashion for your table and the second is a fashion accessory. At the same time I started with my rings, the big fashion trend for purses, earrings, scarves and clothing was Pom-Poms and tassels. They were on everything, including towels and napkins. I love all the bright colors and trims. My inspiration comes from all directions, while I'm shopping, flipping through magazines, and scrolling through my social media feeds. I have also started to combine the use of jewelry on the purses. My next step is to develop my web site to showcase my creative side and reach a larger audience, and here it is! Since I am a foodie and a traveler, I will also slip in recipes and food photography.