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CRAIG QUATMAN - getyourjewlzon.com

Hi my name is Craig Quatman from getyourjewlzon.com. I would like to share a little bit about how I got started in the jewelry-making business. Four years ago, I unexpectedly lost my vendor job when the company was sold. I was at a loss of what to do next. After 19 years of working a job I loved, I didn’t know where to begin in the job market. So began my two year conquest of odd jobs that were of little interest to me. Then, I was blessed to find a hobby that now helps define my life.

Nearly two years ago, my neighbor invited me to watch her make jewelry and in an effort to keep her happy I obliged. While observing her, I decided to create a piece of my own. My neighbor raved at the finished piece, and I soon discovered that I had enough talent and perseverance to pursue jewelry-making. To begin my journey, I began posting my finished pieces on Facebook and received positive feedback. With this encouragement, I pursued decided to sell my jewelry in Pittsburgh's Strip District. There I met other artists like myself, who encouraged me to sell my creations at craft shows. Once accepted into exclusive shows, I was hooked!

With the growth of my interest, I developed my own personal website called getyourjewelzon.com. Shortly thereafter, the comedy television sitcom 2 Broke Girls viewed my website through etsy.com and contacted me about one of my pieces. The costume designer for the show was impressed with a pearl necklace I had duplicated from the show and they were in desperate need of a replacement for filming the following day. I eagerly obliged to ship it overnight. Following receipt of the necklace, they purchased several more. Today, the necklaces are used in commercials and as backup replacements for actress Beth Behrs who plays Caroline Channing on the show.

The pearl necklace purchased by the CBS television show is one of my top sellers. I have created a very affordable jewelry collection that includes pieces perfect for all occasions, including proms and weddings. My Pittsburgh Steeler Collection, made with Swarovski crystals, is another top seller. Now, Steelers fans can support their team in style! Yinz will come back for more! In addition, my creations can be custom made for any client or gift recipient.

My future endeavors include the Butler County Fair, the Three Rivers Arts Festival and the Shaker Woods Craft Show. Check out my website getyourjewelson.com.

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