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Meet Our Makers: Tidal Jewelry by Annie
all images c/o  Folly Beach Family Photos

Today we want you to meet Annie, a hard working jewelry designer who has been our vendor for several months.  You can learn more about her "one of a kind coastal jewelry with a vintage twist" on her website, and make sure you follow her on Instagram!


Tell us a fun fact about you/your products:

 I had my first jewelry show at my house when I was 12 years old! I incorporate my grandmother's jewelry into my pieces, and always stop in antique stores when I travel to find old jewls to incorporate into new.  

Tell us a Charleston restaurant you're loving right now: 

I love Sermet's! We always go for our anniversary. 

Who is another local maker you admire?

I have a girl crush on Erin from Sunwoven. Her color palettes and attention to detail are gorgeous.

What's your favorite song to jam out to while you're making?

I binge watch tv shows while I'm making! In the past several months I've watched from start to finish: Friends, The Gilmore Girls, New Girl, and am working on Scandal as we speak.

Tell us about your favorite product right now and the inspiration behind it:

My favorite products are my various freshwater pearl necklaces on chain (either sterling or gold-filled). They are great for everyday but also a nice dressier piece & are available on my website. 

Meet Our Makers: Francis + Benedict
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Today we're checking in with Katie Walters,  the founder of Francis & Benedict.  Her company sells amazing skirts that employ women from Togo, Africa.  Our customers just adore the beautiful prints, and you'll love hearing about the women behind these creations. 

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Share a tip about your products!

Often times people think too hard about styling these beautiful skirts. It’s amazing all that goes with them from cute graphic Ts to elegant formal tops. For great styling tips scroll through the tags on our Instagram to see real women wearing the skirts, and watching the way they style them will inspire you! 

Tell us a Charleston restaurant you're loving right now.

Beech, our team eats lunch there WAY too often for any of our budgets. Two of us get the Poke bowl over Kale and one the Acai Bowl!

Who is another local maker you admire?

Carrie Davis art.  Her black and white drawings and abstract work remind us of Togo and the strong women that inspire us.

Whats's your current favorite song to jam out to while you're working?

“All we Got” by Chance the Rapper, our whole team moves from work mode to dance party when this one comes on.

What is your favorite product right now and what's the inspiration behind it?

 I’m loving our Woodlands Maxi. The one I have is handmade by Aykenum, a widow and mother of 5. She inspires me with her dedication, joy and work ethic. The fabric was chosen in the market of Togo and the advocate who picked it immediately thought of this fall and Christmas season in Charleston. It’s been my go-to for Holiday parties and school events.

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Images by Caroline Howard

Images by Caroline Howard

Come by soon to check out these beautiful skirts, and follow F + B on social media! 

Website:  www.francisandbenedict.com // Instagram: @FrancisAndBenedict 

Meet Our Makers: Coastal Kelder
photo c/o Mary Beth Creates

photo c/o Mary Beth Creates

The local vendors that we carry in our shop are what makes it the place you know and love!  We asked Kelley of Coastal Kelder to share some of her Charleston favorites and a little bit about herself, so have a gander and stay tuned for more of our meet the maker series!  

Tell us a Fun Fact About Yourself!

I work in software development full time at Booz Allen Hamilton (previously SPARC) and I run my Coastal Kelder business at night & on weekends.  I enjoy making things as a way to unwind after staring at a computer all day and love that you have something tangible that you made afterwards.  You can read about the unusual journey of how I got to where I am today here.

What's your favorite Charleston restaurant?

Obstinate Daughter is my true favorite, but I can never say no to HomeTeam wings & a game changer.

Share another local maker you love. 

Kristen @ Charleston Candle Co.  We have similar backgrounds with our day jobs & side businesses and her candles just smell so good!

What's your favorite song to jam to while you're making?

2000's rap music (TI King is my fav album) or else I watch Elf or The Grinch on repeat in December.

What's your current favorite product you offer? 

My oyster shell dishes were where it all began for me, but I'm currently loving my oyster napkin rings! I just like finding different ways to use oyster shells and incorporate them into our home and others' homes.

image c/o Alex Klaes

image c/o Alex Klaes

Follow Kelly on Instagram and shop her site here, or come see her awesome selection of pillows, wine glasses, and ornaments in our shop!