Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Now selling...

My Skeleton Key Necklaces are now being sold at Apricot Lane at The Landing in Branson, Missouri!!! This is extremely exciting for me! This is the first bunch of items I've ever had in an actual store. I make each and every necklace out of braided fabric (mostly vintage, some new, some used), one beautiful hand-selected antique skeleton key, coordinating color of embroidery thread, and a vintage button as the closure. These are a little creation that I came up with a few months ago. I never expected people to like them so much and request that I make them some! I've made a few for friends here and there since then. My dear friends Cassie and Angela were one of the first to receive one of these little guys as a gift. My dear Dad made a sweet little display stand for them and I painted it. It is just really exciting to see my dreams start to become a reality. I have always wanted to make and sell handmade items in my own store one day. I am still in the VERY early stages of this dream but you have to learn how to climb before you can climb a mountain (Yes, that is a Barney song reference!). Here are a few pictures that I took of them before they went to the store.


  1. OH MY GOSH!!!!! Hooray Shelby! Thread & Thimble is the perfect name! Oh I can't give you enough compliments right now! Those little tags are WONDERFUL! Who did the handwriting on them, or is that print? So so perfect, esp with the print of a key! did you buy them that way, or make them yourself?! Soo cool! As you can tell- I'm happy and excited for you!

  2. aw you are soooo sweet!!! Thanks! My friend Hayely( wrote them all for me. She has impeccable handwriting. I bought regular white tags from Hobby Lobby and stained them with tea, let them dry, and stamped the key on the back. I am pretty happy with how they turned out!

  3. Your necklaces are beautiful!! I LOVE them!!! So happy for you! Yay!