Small Business: Simply Mel and Co.

I am constantly reminded about what a small world it is every time I make a new connection with someone and I realize that our paths had previously passed without even realizing it.  Melissa, from Simply Mel and Co., and I used to work across the street from each other, both working at different businesses owned by our mothers.  It wasn’t until recently, when Melissa contacted me through my blog that we realized we recognized each other.  I am so thrilled to have the pleasure to make this connection with Melissa and have the opportunity to learn more and share all about Melissa and Simply Mel and Co. with you.

Small Business: Coral + Cloud

Geometric shapes, vibrant colours, beautifully handmade, and oh so unique; are all ways that would perfectly describe Coral + Cloud’s original necklace and mobile line.  Each wooden bead is hand-painted with high quality eco friendly paint to provide you with exceptional products.  When I first received my necklace in the mail I put it on right away, I loved how the wooden geometric shaped beads, coloured in peach, pink and gold, looked displayed around my neck.  My new statement piece necklace by Coral + Cloud had definitely taken the lead in favourite necklace.  The very next day I wore my necklace to work and I received a large number of compliments from customers, I was so thrilled to share with them about this small business I had recently come to know.  I was just as excited then as I now, being able to share with you all about Coral + Cloud and the remarkable woman behind the business is such a pleasure.

Small Business: Mint & Birch (formally Woodland Owl Trinkets)

It has been such a delight to be able to connect and learn from so many small businesses these past few months.  I have made some new friends and contacts that I would not have otherwise had the opportunity to.  Jessica from Woodland Owl Trinkets has continually been very encouraging and friendly to me and I am so pleased to have this opportunity to learn more about herself and her small business.  It is my pleasure to share with you about how Woodland Owl Trinkets started, the process and emotion behind creating each item, and five tips to successfully sell at local markets.


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Small Business: Twin Tree Jewelry Design

Sarah Threlfall and Tammy Toews started their own small business, Twin Tree Jewelry Design, as a fun hobby to satisfy their creative passions.  The twin sister duo strives on creating unique handcrafted pieces to compliment everyday wear.  Their outgoing personalities, creative passions and eagerness to keep up with fashion’s latest trends allows these girls to shine.

Twin Tree Jewelry consists of a large array of different styled earrings and hair pins.  Whether it’s  a wooden stud, an elegant clip-on or one of their chic dangly earrings, they have earrings to suit every unique individual’s style.  If you are looking for something a little bit more personalized these ladies create unique custom pieces for your specific needs.  Sarah and Tammy love assisting their customers while they are jewelry shopping and finding them the perfect item to compliment their outfit of the day or special event attire.


When I asked Sarah and Tammy what makes their jewelry line unique they said, “Our line is based on two minds creating pieces that portray who we are with a ‘same same but different’ perspective.  We both have a creative eye that helps us to see pieces that are out of the ordinary and turn them into something unique.”

 Sarah and Tammy also mentioned that their ability to create custom orders for their customers makes them stand out from other jewelry lines.  They have an amazing ability to create and bring their customers visions and ideas to life through their designs.  Twin Tree Jewelry has received amazing feedback, not only on their jewelry line and custom orders, but on how they continually impress and please their customers.


Incredibly sastisfied customers is a huge benefit as their brand is most successfully marketed through word of mouth advertising.  Happy customers sharing their experiences, combined with their extremely reasonable and affordable prices, allows Twin Tree Jewelry to be so successful.  Sarah and Tammy have also found great success selling at local vintage and handmade markets.  They believe their eye catching display, showcasing their jewelry on white birch stumps that turn on a lazy susan, gives customers a great chance to view their merchandise with ease.


Currently Sarah and Tammy both work full time careers, while Twin Tree Jewelry Design is their small business on the side. They have been encouraged by their customers to expand their line to include bracelets and necklaces, however, they both said they enjoy keeping it casual and relaxed.  Sarah and Tammy are excited for what the future holds for Twin Tree Jewelry, maybe one day they will extend their jewelry line and expand into more local shops and hair salons.

Twin Tree Jewelry Design Located at:
Chantel Funk Design Inc – Abbotsford, BC
Cashmere Hair Design by Julia – Abbotsford, BC
Dominics Hair Salon – Abbotsford, BC

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