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In a perfect pairing of minerals and jewelry, Palm of Hope Jewelry Designs presents you with pieces that are equal parts design and function. Designer Karen Gatchell (also known by her Hebrew name Tamar Tikvah), creates necklaces, bracelets, and earrings drawing on 40 years of fine art and graphic design experience, coupled with a love of fashion, and a fascination with the mineral world. Her work is unexpected, inspired, and completely unique.
For all things lotion, head to The Lotion Company, a small family-owned business in Muncie, Indiana. As you would expect, they have many types of lotion to choose from, from vanilla bean to lavender and peppermint, but that’s not what sets The Lotion Company apart. What makes them truly special is the care you find in their products and the genuine good they do their clients. They go beyond simply offering a product that smells nice and keeps skin soft – they sell lotions that heal.
Naturally, their flowers are gorgeous. You can always expect high-quality blooms and plants from Red Mountain Wholesale Florist. But that’s not what separates them from other florists. They actually have a dual mission that sets them apart and makes them a fast-growing company: exceptional customer service, and limiting steps between farms and customers.
Why wear jewelry when you can wear art? Chick Boss sells wearable pieces of art handcrafted by artisans in San Andres, Guatemala. The pieces are contemporary, bold, and colorful. Designed by artists and sisters Pat Pannell and Jeanne Sheridan, Chick Boss creates necklaces, earrings, rings, and bracelets made of metals, wire, precious jewels and coral that are hand cut. They are delicate and feminine while being statement pieces that can be worn with anything. Four of the collections were made by Guatemalan Industrial Designer, Marylyn Polanco, an artist with a bold design aesthetic who can spot current trends and who made pieces with the style and functionality of the Chick Boss lines.
Like a lot of great products, this one started at home. Karen Peltier was laid off from her company in 2008 and used that time to experiment with different ways of making English Toffee. While she has been told for years from family and friends that she should sell her wares, starting a business in the middle of a recession was a big prospect. Still, she hit the pavement and sold her products during sales calls. It paid off.