Meet Our Makers: Oysters All Around
We're so excited to introduce you to Jan & Elly of Oysters All Around today! They are one of the first vendors to take a chance on renting a spot in our shop, and our customers just love them. Enjoy learning a little bit about them below!
Tell us a fun fact about you/ your products!
We have our hands on our products from almost the moment after the oysters in these beautiful shells are devoured. We scrub, clean, hand paint and hand select every shell for each product. Sometimes our hands may be a little dirty or covered in gold paint, but we wouldn't trade the hard work for anything!
Tell us a Charleston restaurant you're loving right now.
Little Jack's ... starting with a delicious cocktail and finishing with a burger and fries. Yum!
Who is another maker you admire?
We are obsessed with Lissy of Little Fish Boateak. We have wanted to meet her for such a long time and when we finally did, it was friend love at first sight. We always appreciate kindness and genuineness - two qualities she instantly displayed. Her pieces are fabulous and she loves to drink wine ... win, win for us!
Tell us your favorite song to jam out to while you're making.
Elly is our jam session DJ. We try to be upbeat and are known to listen to our fair share of Beyoncé and T. Swift!
What's your favorite product right now and what's the inspiration behind it?
That's tough! We always love our staples, like the oyster shell tassel keychain or oyster shell dish, but right now we are loving to make our oyster shell necklaces. We source all of our beads from local shops ensuring that each necklace isn't mass produced. Picking out beads is always a fun time!