When & how did you get started?
Three years ago I made one of my sisters a necklace for Christmas.
When you’re not vending at the farmers market, what do you spend your time doing?
I am a Standardized Patient with MCV’s School of Medicine assisting in training medical students.
What’s something about you or your business that people might find surprising?
I worked for Colonial Williamsburg in the Historic Trades division, and learned traditional leatherwork by making: harness for the carriages, military gear for the militia, leather buckets, etc as a member of the Harness Shop. Museums along the East Coast have pieces of mine that were commissioned for a specific time period, generally 17th & 18th Centuries. Reinactors all across the USA have pieces of mine as well. All of this to say, I do all of the leather work for my cuffs/bracelets myself.
What are your greatest challenges with your business?
The paperwork…it piles up so Very quickly!
What three words would you use to describe your products?
Handmade Artisan Jewelry