Tell us about yourself…I've been making jewelry with a passion for over 26 years. Uniquely crafted one of kind jewelry made with several different techniques such as soldering, welding, drilling stones, hammering, wire wrapping, and some beading.
How and when did your business get started? I started my company 16 years ago under a different name, and have continued to grow my business on a daily basis with sole focus now on my company. I use to work full time and make little time for my jewelry. Not anymore!
What is your favorite product in your shop? Tell us how you came up with it. Wishbone silver earrings hammered and wire wrapped. I just get a vision in my head sometimes.
Where do you find your inspiration and creativity? I simply let my imagination run wild!
What are your favorite things about being a vendor in a handmade market? We are all unique in our work. I love seeing the imagination of artists. Creativity running wild!
Give us 5 fun facts about you and/or your business…Very unique Imaginative Drill stones Solder Colorful
Visit Sassy Girl at www.sassygirljewel.com and follow Lisa on social media at www.facebook.com/sassygirljewel
Tell us about yourself…The Gray Rabbit is a mother/daughter team established in 2014. We offer handmade baby and children's clothing and accessories. All our items are vintage inspired, and perfect for outings or play. Our handmade knit baby gowns are always a hit! Coordinating hats, teethers, headwraps, blankets, and burp cloth sets are always on hand. For older kids, we have unique, trendy tops and leggings.
How and when did your business get started? We began Gray Rabbit while Megan was pregnant with her daughter Eliza, in 2014. It was difficult to find unique, one of a kind baby items while on modified bed rest, so we began making our own!
What is your favorite product in your shop? Tell us how you came up with it. Our favorite product is our handmade baby gown! It is one of our most popular products. It is comfy for baby and convenient for mom, but available in lots of fun, unique patterns to keep baby looking stylish. Most are made of the softest, organic knit.
Where do you find your inspiration and creativity? We love the colors and patterns of the 30s-50s, vintage quilts, and bedding. We also find inspiration in Megan's children, and what is comfortable for play, but stylish and fun.
What are your favorite things about being a vendor in a handmade market? Unique finds and the people! We have met the most amazing customers and other makers through our business. We love hearing stories from others and seeing their stories play out through their work.
Give us 5 fun facts about you and/or your business…The "gray" in Gray Rabbit comes from Megan's son, Grayson. We chose "rabbit" because it was something Susan they're something Susan had always collected, at it was a little bit of a family joke. Megan's daughter Eliza is our biggest inspiration. She attends most shows with us. Most people recognize our "little model" Eliza Belle, before they recognize us. We are big IU basketball fans! Our love for IU has inspired our State Love tees and onesies, that are very popular.
Follow Gray Rabbit on social media at www.facebook.com/thegrayrabbitco and Instagram @the_gray_rabbit
Tell us about yourself: Park Grenshire is family owned and operated in Carmel, Indiana. Our goal is to provide luxury bath products to everyone. Our objective is to only use high quality ingredients without all the fillers; each ingredient has a purpose and benefit to you. We do not make any products to sell that we don’t 100% love and also use on a daily basis.
How and when did your business get started? The idea started on a family vacation. We spent a year and a half perfecting the formulas. We started selling the products in 2016.
What is your favorite product in your shop? Tell us how you came up with it. Our favorite products are the ones we actually sell. Others are still in the works and won’t be sold to customers until we absolutely love them. Like our children, it would be wrong to pick a favorite.
Where do you find your inspiration and creativity? We are inspired to produce better versions of products that are mass produced and made cheaply. We believe in taking it back to the roots of how these premium bath products should be made with premium ingredients and no fillers.
What are your favorite things about being a vendor in a handmade market? Talking to the customers! Handmade markets bring customers who truly appreciate and support local business. We enjoy introducing our handcrafted items to an appreciative customer base.
Give us 5 fun facts about you and/or your business….All products are handcrafted and freshly made. Our soap is made the old fashioned way and actually draws moisture to your skin. Our bath bombs are very heavy compared to others! Our active ingredients are all food grade and sourced from the USA. Our company name is a mixture of family names.
Visit Park Grenshire at www.parkgrenshire.com and follow them on social media at facebook.com/parkgrenshire
Tell us about yourself…I relocated to the Midwest a few years ago from New York. I am a mom of 2 boys. I have always enjoyed decorating, antique shops and re-purposing items.
How and when did your business get started? I stated my business in March 2015. It started with a picture frame. I made one for my desk at my full time job for a picture of my family. Days later I was getting orders from others.
What is your favorite product in your shop? Tell us how you came up with it. My favorite item in my shop are the HOME and LOVE pillow featuring the state of Indiana. My family has fallen in love with the and state we have made this our home. Plus my 9 year old son Aidan says "they are comfy."
Where do you find your inspiration and creativity? I travel to antique markets, barn sales, and flea markets to seek out unique ideas and finds. I look for fabrics, mason jars and wood to give new life.
What are your favorite things about being a vendor in a handmade market? My favorite part about being a vendor is having the opportunity to meet and talk to my customer. It is fantastic to know that the item I created will now be an addition to someone's home.
Give us 5 fun facts about you and/or your business
A fun fact about my business is how the name was created. It all started with a text message auto correct. My husband was trying to send me a kiss "mwah". The phone auto corrected it to mesh. Now often instead of saying I love you we say Mesh to each other. It is perfect for my shop because my items are all made thinking about family and love.
Visit MESHxoxo online at www.etsy.com/shop/MESHxoxo and follow Dori here
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