Monday, December 14, 2015

Shop handmade....rain....cooler

Welcome to JonquilJunction we're so glad you stopped by, you can browse through our store here:
And if you have a minute we invite you to read our story here, to journey back to a simpler time and place! First a bit about the name,

Jon-quil n.) A fragrant flower with yellow or white blooms
Junc-tion n.) An act of joining; A place or point of meeting
We live in the rugged Ozark mountains, each spring scattered about all the old home places the jonquil’s still bloom, a welcome sign every spring!
I envisioned a place where we could all meet, a place to find ‘country wisdom’ , unique crafts, recipes, and memories of a simpler time......From that “seed” of an idea, and a lot of time and effort, in between everyday life and chores, grew Jonquil Junction’s Blog, Facebook page and Etsy store.

At JonquilJunction I wanted to connect crafters and customers .
My husband and I have both tried various crafting projects and venues over our 30+ years of living here , but the remoteness of our location prevented us from having our items seen by many potential customers' . Even though we love the simpler life we live here in the remote Ozark mountains, we needed a way to show our handcrafted items to a wider range of people so we are thankful (sometimes) that the invasion of the internet has allowed us to share our products with folks far and wide .

Our products are as varied as the weather in these hills:
My husband makes the Hand-hammered copper jewelry
After years of experience with precise woodworking and working with the springs, gears, and metals in his clock-making business, When a customer asked him to make a copper chain for a pocket watch, he used his knowledge of "work hardening" metal to design and craft a chain for the watch. That experience soon led to a line of copper jewelry, with a focus on earrings. He designs each piece in his head first then makes an individual ‘jig’ to bend and hammer the piece into the shape he desires. This time consuming process results in a unique and beautiful piece that you will never see in a mass-produced jewelry store.
All parts of his jewelry/earrings, except the ear-wire, are handmade and hammered, from the hammered body of the earring, necklace or bracelet right down to each individual , intricate and tiny piece .

Our daughter helps us with the internet side of the business as well as making all the hand-sewn items we offer- from the Handmade biscuit and rag baby quilts, denim rag purses, aprons, notebook covers, embroidered tea towels and more, she’s always trying something new.

I write for the blog , and capture photos featuring our menagerie of four footed and feathered friends as well as our beautiful country landscape, cook, develop recipes, and write in my 'spare' time

Do we have a favorite or best selling item?

Our favorite is our photography because is captures the essence of
our locality and our lifestyle (for better or for worse)
Our best selling items lately have been the handmade denim purses and egg aprons my daughter sews!

What do we like most and least about having a small business?

Most: The interaction and personal touch with people near and far.
Least: Time spent promoting--we’d rather be producing!

We're sure glad you stopped by and took a minute to read our story
feel free to follow us on Facebook
and on our BLOG too

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The items we offer are as varied as the weather in these hills!
Hand-hammered copper jewelry, handmade wood case clocks, biscuit and rag quilts, handsewn infant gifts, handcrafted soap, & homespun tales and photos of our menagerie of four footed and feathered friends.

Copper earrings

Copper earrings