Welcome To The New Store!
For years, I’ve been making handcrafted, custom jewelry out of keys from vintage typewriters I find at estate sales, auctions, and just about anywhere people are letting go of old things that no longer have a place. I sort of see my role as transforming them into something new, something beautiful, and finding them a new place.
For most of the past 10 years, I’ve sold these pieces at craft shows, boutique shops, and in my own Etsy store. During that time I’ve been so blessed by the response of people all over the world who are looking for the perfect gift, or a piece that reminds them of a simpler time and simpler technology.
A few months ago I started dreaming about having my own little corner out here on the internet, a place where I could share my jewelry, but also share my story. After a lot of prayer, planning, and even more hard work, we finally launched this store in October. Two and a half months later, I am so glad you found this place, and have followed at least part of the journey.
You see, making typewriter key jewelry isn’t just about taking apart old typewriters, filing down the keys and attaching them into the perfect bracelet, or watch, or earrings. For me, it’s about more. It’s about turning something forgotten into something beautiful, and breathing new life into something old.
In fact, as time has gone on, I’ve discovered that even more than forgotten technology, I’m passionate about my business making an impact in the lives of forgotten men and women who are incarcerated.
You see, every time I make and sell a piece of jewelry, it enables me to spend time teaching and serving inmates at the Muskegon Correctional Facility. Every time I find a new place for that old typewriter, I’m really creating a social impact business that is helping hundreds of prepare to return to their families.
I sort of see my role as helping to transform them into something new, something beautiful and helping them find a new place in this world. A new home.
That’s really why I created this new store. I hope you’ll spend some time looking around, and of course, I hope you’ll find something you love. In the meantime, I’m thankful you’re here, and I’m thankful we get to share this part of the story.