One of our very own RCM folks opened up her own little crafty shop down in Chester, VA, just shy of a year ago. Maryellen Kim has been making her own jewelry under the Twist Style line for 11 years, and in the process of relocating her studio last spring, she found a cute little space with plenty of room up front for a retail shop. Never one to back down to a challenge – even with kids in college, middle school, and diapers at the time – she launched the Handmade Happiness Boutique last May.
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In addition to her own full line of jewelry, she’s also cultivated an amazing collection of handmade crafts from some of her favorite artists. The goodies that she includes in her shop rotate regularly, and the shop features jewelry, pottery, art (originals and prints), clothing, handbags and accessories, toys and kids items, soaps, and much more.
We’re thrilled for Maryellen’s upcoming shop-iversary, and we couldn’t be happier that in addition to Twist Style being one of our vendors at the show, Handmade Happiness is sponsoring the Spring Bada-Bing. If you’re one of the first 150 people through the SBB gates, your lucky self will have a 15%-off coupon for Handmade Happiness in your Swag Bag. If you missed out on the bag, just stop by the Twist Style booth (which will be outside, under the tent), and Maryellen will be handing them out there too.
If you haven’t been down to her shop yet, don’t let a short drive to Chester scare you off – grab a couple of your craftiest friends, and make an adventure out of it. You’re sure to find some amazing treasures to bring home.