I started my handmade jewelry business making state and country shaped necklaces in 2011 out of a need to feel closer to my friends and family that I had left in Michigan. A few years earlier I had moved to Texas and it was the first time in 25 years I had lived outside of my home state. It was an exciting time but I still missed home so much. But with my Michigan necklace around my neck I felt closer to the feeling of home and knew that even though I was miles away I had my family with me. I currently live in Seattle which in a lot of ways reminds me of home but since my family is still in Michigan it's nice to keep them close to my thoughts with a constant reminder.


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