Founder, designer, artist, and all other titles that go with being a one woman handmade business.
I’m Self taught metalsmith, and I started making jewelry professionally in 2013. I got my first jewelry making kit (a set with raw stones, wire, and pliers) as an 8 year old for Christmas from my aunt and uncle. While most other kids were learning cursive, I was tinkering with putting stones and metal together for the first time in what would end up being a life long love.
I live in a tiny rural town in Central Missouri on the Missouri River called Glasgow. Somewhere most people consider “fly over” country, because it’s in the middle of cornfields & cows. I think it’s an amazing place to live and raise a child.
Why Glasgow, Missouri? Because small towns are dying. I want to do what I can to breathe some life back into this town and economy and do my part in keeping it alive for another generation. There’s an incredibly charming, quaint, and comfortable feeling that comes from living in a small town, even more so if you grew up in one. And that’s why I chose to raise my daughter here.
Rose Ridge Jewelry is very family oriented. I started it because I knew that I wanted to be a mom and I knew I wanted to have as much time as much as possible with any children I did have. I wanted to have the ability to work from home and raise kids. So, I started this business before I was a mom so I could try to achieve that goal. I’m fortunate to say I’ve been doing that since then. I started my business in October of 2013, and my daughter was born in April of 2015. With a very curious toddler, this can get pretty chaotic at times, but I wouldn’t have it any other way. She’s getting to the age now where her curiosity is really kicking in and she wants to help me most of the time with whatever I’m doing.