Hello, We are Tim and Michelle Ackerman and our store is based in Somerset, Ky. We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for visiting our shop. I have been crafting since I can remember. I spent a lot of time with my grandfather who was also very crafty. He was a farmer and a blacksmith. He made his own tools and hand carved things like wooden chains and old fashioned plows. He also made wooden sleds for us. I admired his ability to make just about anything he needed. Growing up poor, having this ability was wonderful as I learned to make the things I needed or wanted such as the costumes I wore in my high school plays. As I got older and married and had children, I started making outfits for my daughters Barbie dolls and costumes for dress up. Tim is also very creative. He has a similar background. He worked with his father in restoring and selling antiques. Tim also has knack for coming up with solutions to everyday problems. He can make or fix just about anything. For Christmas in 2008, I wanted to make special gifts for family and friends that was specific to them, so I made quilts for my aunts using their favorite colors, and lap quilts for my mom and grandmother that had Bible verses on them. I thought about how I could make things that were specific to each person’s individual needs so I started making jewelry.
I made a pendant for my sister with her kids’ picture and a Bible verse on it. My mother had back problems so I made her a bracelet with Bible verses pertaining to healing. My uncle has been battling cancer for the past two years, so I made him a pendant with a Bible verse pertaining to healing and a photo with a cross on it. I made a keychain for my daughter when she started driving with an angel and a Bible verse about protection. My family and friends loved the gifts and since I knew there were so many people out there with so many needs, maybe these items could be of some help to them. I even made myself a pendant with a photo of my family and a Bible verse as a reminder of why I do all the things I do and that I am not alone. I am strong and I am loved.
Our mission is simple, to provide exceptional service to our customers while designing and making a quality piece of jewelry that tells each individual’s story the way they want it.