Jim & Carol Waldrop
Carol and I are both retired. We started making jewelry about twelve, thirteen years ago. It started out as a hobby, making jewelry for women in our church. Our business grew as their friends saw what they were wearing and wanted to purchase jewelry from us also. All pieces of jewelry are hand made using vintage and antique silver plate flatware. We tag each piece with the pattern, manufacture of silverware and date the silverware was made. Some pieces are over 100 years old. We clean the silverware, cut and bend them. The crosses are silver soldered along with the bud vases. Customers tend to want to purchase a bracelet the silverware was made the year they or family member was born. The price range for bracelets range from 25 dollars to 45 dollars, the rings range from 10 dollars to fifteen dollars, cross pendants range between 15 to 20 dollars. Most of our shows are juried, such as, Jerry Brown in Hamilton, Al, NEACA in Huntsville, Arts Alive in Florence, Children’s Harbor in Alex City, Homestead Hollow, Springville, Al, Ross Bridge in Birmingham.