Fenton Young Designs
has been working on her talent shows and rock jewelry designs for 30
years. Her job before designing jewelery was owner of a mortgage company
and she said it was going well. As a child, she spent all her time collecting
rocks, an impetus for her later interest in rocks and jems. Once upon
a time, rock collecting was merely a hobby to Ms. Fenton; now, she finds
it necessary to invest all of her time in her creations.
completes 1,200 pieces of jewelry each year. The average piece takes
about one or two hours to make, but the Dragon Fly shown took a total
of eight hours. Originally from Partlin, Oregon, Fenton has only been
in Manhattan for three months but says that business has been going
very well. Julie Fenton Young designs price from $45 to $150.
Says Fenton, Work is work, but if you have a passion [for it],
it carries you through.
In A Blue Moon
These box bags have had nothing short of success. Together, married
couple Sheila Holley and William Vablais design these accessories which
have taken the nation by storm. Each accessory has a cause. For every
Peace bag purchased, 20% of the profit is sent to a September
11th foundation of the customers choice. Each one is different; each
one is beautiful. Prices range from $150- $225. You may check out boxbags
online by going to, http://www.boxbags.com.
Styles: Romina Abal
you want beautiful, hand made clothes that are so unqiue you wont
see anyone else wearing them, then you want a piece of Crossing Styles.
Every single piece of clothing that we saw expressed only individuality
and essence. We talked to Romina Abal who is a Crossing Styles representative.
She told us about Crossing Styles plans for the year which are to find
small clothing corporations in other countries and continents such as
Africa and Latin America. Prices range from about $50 to $200.
Father and son have gotten together to design fancy eye wear, mirrors
and bags. They have been in this business for over 15 years. All of
their products are made overseas. They have glasses with matching cases
and bags. Their prices run from about $5 to $50.
Bee Art: Dennis Pederson
Pederson was inspired to make his weird and unusual watches when he
saw teens choosing covers for their cell phones. He wished that watches
could be just as fun as other accessories. Since January Pederson has
been running his own watch business. He started it all in Littleton,
Colorado. His watches come in weird shapes such as guitars, cones and
they come in wild patterns like tigers, pandas and elephants.
Heeled Handbags: Shoshanna Smith
Smith began her high heeled designs because she was in love with stilettos
but after an injury she could no longer wear them on her feet. Instead
she wears them on her shoulder. These High heeled bags run from about
$90-$285. This was her second show. Her first was in January and since
them she is very well known and has been featured in three talk shows:
Ananda Lewis, Gena Live and Dorothy Dun. High Heeled Handbags are a
hit and Shoshanna Smiths merchandise is featured in 32 stores nation
Did you know Baby Phat did Jewelry? We didnt, but were very pleasantly
surprised by what we saw. Come to find out that Russel Simons wife,
Kimora Lee Simmons is the main designer of Baby Phat Jewelry, which
was introduced to the world in January. You can find all this jewelry
and more at Dr. Jays, Epic, BabyPhat.com and Mony. Prices range between