Monday, March 31, 2008

Introducing Unkamengifts

Proud members of the SHE Team(Schooling at Home Etsians), the Helmrich family is a creative bunch! They have taken the Buy Handmade Pledge, and love to make all their gifts for each other.

Leah, now 15, began making jewelry 3 years ago after a fellow RVing friend showed her a few of the basics. She took right to it and loved making jewelry for herself, and friends. Shortly after, she started selling it locally. She now also makes FlowerChildren and is proud to now have her own shop, favmoongirl.

About the same time, her brother Byron, now age 11, started collecting interesting rocks and polishing them with his dad's help. He found that he enjoyed selling them as gratitude rocks, because the root of true happiness is being grateful for everything that you have.

Recently their dad, Ralph made a necklace for their mom, Karen and got such a charge out of seeing her wear it that he decided to learn more and make more. He specializes in chainmaille at the moment because Leah can't stand working with all those little jump rings! Karen enjoys it all and helps whomever needs it; whether with photographing, test driving, and assisting with creating the marvelous jewelry, gratitude rocks and FlowerChildren.

The family calls Livingston, TX, their home but spend about 6 months a year traveling in their other home, a 40 foot RV. The kids are homeschooled, and always have been. They love being homeschooled and all the great opportunities that they have been given!!

1 comment:

Lona said...

Welcome, Helmrich family! I'm enjoying your creativity!