This may not be a true fairytale, but it's as close to one as real life gets. Once upon a time, in the late 1960s, there were two high-school sweethearts living in the San Gabriel Valley east of Los Angeles – Jerry Kohl and Terri Kravitz (who is now Terri Kohl). They met, fell in love and started their own specialty store while they were still in high school. Each day when class ended, they opened their store selling T-shirts and leather goods to their classmates. After graduating in 1969, they operated their store full-time.
Bourbon and Boweties is a unique bracelet line that I have created and handcrafted on my own. All the bracelets are made with hand selected semiprecious stones, geodes, smokey quartz, lava stones, shells, turquoise, jade, polished coral, peruvian opal, agates and many more natural stones all wrapped with gold plated wire. Although the stones come from around the world they are all individually “Made by PROUD Southern hands” ........America!
2015 marks the six year anniversary of Lenny & Eva. What started out as a kitchen table idea has quickly grown into one of the most popular interchangeable jewelry collections available today. Founder and designer Kellie Fitzpatrick traded in her career as a teacher and photographer to bring her idea to life. With the hard work of only 11 team members, Lenny & Eva, named after Kellie’s great-grandmothers, now ships to over 2000 retail locations internationally. L&E headquarters is located in a renovated garage in the small town of Baxter, TN (population 1,384). It’s here the company proudly designs and creates this Made-in-the-USA collection of mix & match cuffs, necklaces, sentiments, charms, and pendants.
The story about the original and unique Trollbeads all started in Denmark in 1976. The first bead, which later gave name to the Trollbeads collection, was a small bead decorated with no less than 6 "Troll" faces. It was designed by Søren "Silversmith" Nielsen and sold from his father Svend's jewelry shop in central Copenhagen. The beads were created at a time where it was fashionable to have a silver bead hanging on a leather necklace. But instead of letting the bead hang in an eyelet, Søren wanted the leather cord go through the bead. Later on, Søren's sister, Lise, began to put the beads on silver bracelets, one on each bracelet. Years later Lise opened her own jewelry store. One day a customer asked to have an extra bead put on her bracelet. The storekeeper was surprised but followed the customer's wish. From then on, the adventure and Trollbeads movement started. In cooperation with the customers and according to their wishes, the collection grew. This was the invention and the beginning of an original jewelry concept that today is enjoyed worldwide.
We welcome you to join us in living the Mona B lifestyle. More than just a line of products, we stand for free-spirited and adventurous women everywhere looking to make a difference both stylistically and environmentally. How do we do this at Mona B? We go by the mantra that one person’s trash is another person’s treasure. Our bags are being made by re-cycling, up-cycling and re-using some of the world’s waste, or what some people may consider waste. So come, let your free-spirit go on an adventure, and explore while making a difference.
Change your look, not your sole! Lindsay Phillips is the energetic inspiration and founding force behind SwitchFlops. Her footwear concept evolved from a high school art project—ceramic flip flops. Amazed by the response, Lindsay began designing functional flops with colorful straps, each adorned by a unique button. Her idea evolved when she realized that by using hook and loop fastener she could create one shoe with many straps–unlimited choices with minimal effort. This simple, yet brilliant innovation was the birth of SwitchFlops. Lindsay applied for a patent on her idea before she graduated high school.