218 Jewelry makes one of a kind pieces! All handcrafted from the one of a kind soul Lori! She takes copper crafts to a whole new level, infusing love, scripture, and the perfect amount of femininity to each piece! Come check out all the amazing goodies 218 Jewelry has at the Spring Social & Shop!
1. What is your business?
My business is 218 Jewelry. I like to create inspirational and faith based jewelry. Two examples are simple mustard seed necklaces and my molten solder on copper line which includes pendant necklaces, cuffs and earrings.
2. Why do you do what you do?
I am an interior designer by trade but am not able to do that full time due to health reasons. Knowing that I had a purpose, I turned my jewelry making hobby into a full time business. I knew I needed to be designing something pretty!
3. How did you get your idea or concept for the business?
Ever wake up just to look at the clock? Well I did this several nights, and the clock always said 2:18, then the number showed up on street signs, car tags, etc. It is also my birthday. I was beginning to think I was crazy! Lol I thought, "I'm gonna die on my bithday!!!" A few years had past, and I was still here. One morning I woke up and turned on the tv. One of those church shows was on and James 2:18 was written across the bottom of the screen. "But someone will say, 'you have faith; I have deeds.' Show me your faith without deeds, and I will show you my faith by my deeds." I knew then, that I had a purpose. Everyone has God given talents and we are supposed to use them for His good. What are your talents?
4. What is your mission with your business?
I love to inspire and uplift people! If I can do that through jewelry as a constant reminder that we are all loved, that makes me happy.
5. What inspires you?
Meeting new people and making pretty things that I know are going to be special to my customers, friends and family.
6. Do you support local? Is it important to you now that you are a local business owner?
Yes, I believe we can all help each other. I am happy to be a part of The Horizon Center's Spring Social and Shop.
7. What makes your business unique?
I make jewelry out of hand cut copper sheets and solder that is heated then stamped with intricate stamps. No two are alike.
8. Where can people find you?
I am part of a very bunch of talented artists at Twist Fine Consignments and gifts in Marble Hill (near IGA.) I am also on Facebook and Etsy.
9. Tell us anything we missed!
My family is more important to me than anything. I have been married for almost thirty years to a very talented welder and knife maker who also enjoys playing the guitar and singing with me. And we have two very smart, independent, beautiful daughters.
10. If your business were a cupcake- what flavor would you be?
Caramel with unrefined sugar sprinkles. Because it is copper in color, yummy, and shiny on top.