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K & E Beads: Kelly VanSickle

Hello I'm Kelly of K & E Beads!   I am a retired para educator. I love to create new jewelry designs,read,golf,crochet, spend time with my family and enjoy our Lakehouse in the Ozarks. I had the idea to start K & E Beads about 15 years ago with my sister. we started by making the Swarovski crystal bracelets. After making and selling those for seven or eight years I saw some hand stamped jewelry and decided that I wanted to try making them. It has been an amazing experience making new designs and custom message jewelry for our customers. *If you'd like to purchase a custom piece of your own message us!  **Head to our facebook page (www.facebook.com/smalltowndreamers) for your...

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ARDTropi : Anahy Corujo

My name’s Anahy Corujo, I am from Puerto Rico born and raised. I’m currently in my first year of core in the college of design. I make original hand painted pieces that I sell online and through We the Dreamerz. Family is the most important thing, my mom an artist in her own way has inspired me to be a better version of myself. As I grew she found out the love I had for art,she would take me to museums and to historical places. A lot of my art is inspired by her stories and knowledge. My siblings have been very encouraging to follow my vision. I started ARD with the intention of sharing the feeling of art with...

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TRE' SISU : Crystal Ellis

Crystal Ellis founder of Tre-Sisu jewelry built her brand off being an artist.  With a family that always encouraged her to create. It was easy to be inspired by her father’s photography, grandmother’s sewing, or her grandfather’s jewelry.  An artistic family is what drove her to love painting, designing, and about anything that involves creating. Everything from interior design to jewelry, nothing is off limits.      Making the jewelry brand on the belief that women needed designs as multi-faceted as their identities. By not limiting her lines, she has grown her company to include fashion jewelry and fine jewelry that is both classic and current. Having created handmade jewelry since 2000, Ellis began crafting fine jewelry in 2013, garnering much positive reception for her application of unique...

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Shell Rae Designs: Shelby Mitchell

Hello! My name is Shelby and I’m a 24 year old, resident of Ames, IA. I am originally from Emmetsburg, IA, but moved to Ames to pursue a Bachelor degree in Graphic Design. I am married to my loving husband Michael. I work full time as a professional Graphic Designer in Ames just around the corner from We the Dreamers! My hobbies include painting, digital illustrating, and making things.     ShellRae Designs started as a hobby with my mom, Shell, who lives and works in Emmetsburg, IA. My mom owns a gift and floral shop. A lot of what she does is personalization. The idea for the earrings struck from the versatility of the laser cutting machine she uses...

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Lotions & Lathers : Jenny Reicks

  HI I am Jenny Reicks from Lotions and Lathers. I am married to Paul Reicks and we have have four children, Ross, Lexi, Connor and Mason. Connor and Mason still live at home.  I work full time as a certified public accountant for Feldmann & Company CPA’s. I enjoy being with my family and bike riding with my husband when I get a chance. My daughter Lexi and I dabbled together to make a few bath items back in 2009 and sell items at craft shows.  It went to the waist side and back in 2015 I started up again. I was intrigued with the process of making cold process soap and other handmade bath items.  I needed an...

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