Hi, we are Norma and Ken, the owners of this store.
We're glad that you've found us!
Here are a few things people usually ask us:
What does our name mean?
Ken and I have been together for 17 years (married for 9) and these are our nicknames for each other. Ken calls me 'Wooton' and I call him 'Hammy'. Don't ask me where these names came from, because even I don't remember.
I once had an email address - firstname.lastname@example.org - and a lady told me she thought it was cute, so that's how I got the idea for the store name.
What do we do?
As a miniature 'sculpture' that is worn on the body, we feel that jewelry has the ability to capture, in a lasting sculptural form, those moments of beauty or joy that come and go throughout our lives.
Wearing jewelry can be a way to remind us of those feelings of happiness, love or peace.
We call it 'thoughtful jewelry' because it is more than just a decoration or something to match your outfit.
Our mission is to offer you jewelry that shows your loved ones that you cherish them, that comforts you when you are feeling blue, and that inspires you to take another chance on your dreams.
Where did you get the inspiration for your store?
For a long time, I had thought that jewelry was all about fashion - just another accessory or decoration to add to your outfit.
But, after some time, with this thought simmering in the back of my mind, it occurred to me that jewelry can hold special meanings or sentimental value for people. I realized that jewelry has the potential to be a lot more than a pretty bauble you wear.
For example, I have this necklace that I have been wearing for 34 years. In fact, I have only taken it off once - and that was because I didn't think it matched my prom dress.
It's a necklace my mom gave me to wear because she felt that it would protect me throughout life. So, somehow, I've never taken it off...and I guess it's just because my mom gave it to me. I'm not sure that I really believe that the necklace protects me, but there's something about wearing it that makes me feel connected to my mom and my family. And also that it reminds me of my childhood.
You can see my necklace here.
My mom has a small figurine in her house that she hangs rings on. She says that she wore each ring while she was working on a dream or a project and when she finished the project, she would hang the ring on her figurine as a reminder of her accomplishment.
My sister has also told me she uses jewelry in a similar way, but I will have to ask her to tell me more about it.
Do you have a story about certain pieces of jewelry that hold special meaning for you? If so, please tell us about it.
We'd love to hear from you!
Norma and Ken
(Woot & Hammy)
p.s. - You can see some of our customer testimonials here.