I was concerned that the price point of the jewelry, because of the expensive materials and time for handcrafting each piece, might turn off outdoors lovers.
After several women told me how their bracelets inspired them and how much they loved their earrings, I realized I was on the right path after all.
I decided to set out to create the most freedom-inspiring jewelry for the most active, outdoor loving, creative women in the world.
The road was more difficult than I imagined.
Enameling is an art that takes moments to learn, but a lifetime to master. There are at least a dozen ways to apply and fire glass to fuse it to metal. Because of this, I decided to dedicate an entire year to perfecting each method so I could consistently create beautiful art in settings active women could wear.
Someone was selling jewelry. Most often, it was inexpensive and had a mass produced feel. I feared women wouldn’t like my products because they were unique.
In spite of the challenges, I released the first 10 Gables active jewelry line and the response has been incredible.
I knew there were women like me who appreciated beautiful art and wanted to find a way to express themselves, even when they were busy playing, creating and enjoying life to the fullest. I want to thank you personally for joining me on this journey and for helping me give back. I’m grateful for the opportunity to help you go lovely no matter where you are and to feed at least five kids for a day from every piece of jewelry 10 Gables sell (learn more about Hands Against Hunger).
Thank you and may God bless your path,
P.S. Oh, yeah, I almost forgot! People ask me often about the name – why 10 Gables? Here’s the reason: Mark and I believe every sojourner needs a place to call home and we open our home regularly to friends and family looking for a comfy place to stay, hang out and just be real. Mark is the architect who designed and built this magical place in Lebanon, OH. I wanted to find a name that spoke to kindred spirits and thought of sweet Anne Shirley and her independent, quirky and loving heart. After three trips around our house just to make sure, I found 10 gables (one is quite well hidden) and decided it was just perfect.