Today we are thrilled to tell you all about our friend Nancy Lacke from Adore Jules out of Columbus, Ohio! Nancy was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois and growing up was naturally surrounded by "art, museums, theatre, fashion, etc. and her family exposed her to ALL OF IT." (She says, 'thanks mom and dad')! Nancy says her jewelry obsession began with a special gift from her dad at the age of 5. It was a sterling ring with an aqua crystal, and YES, she still has it! Being creative has played a big role in Nancy's life from youth to young mom to the present.
As her children got older, she started taking drawing classes and later jewelry making classes. She started out making pieces for family and friends. One of her nieces along the way suggested opening an Etsy shop, which Nancy did, and that's how her small business started. Nancy credits the name of her business to divine intervention. She explains, "I can remember sitting at my desk at work brainstorming ideas for my business. I thought about the adore chapel at my church and that word, "adore" - I adore jewels, but didn't want to spell jewels in the usual way so I changed it to 'jules.'"
Nancy graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewhater with a degree in Education, and taught for a period of time. Today she has a full-time job, but Adore Jules is her passion and over time has evolved from a hobby to a full blown business. As most of our makers have told us, the creation process is her absolute favorite! She incorporates everything into her unique jewelry pieces from gemstones, to vintage items, hand stamping, leather, and much more.
Adore Jules has been part of our shop since day one and Nancy has even made the 5 hour trek from Columbus, Ohio to see our shop in person. She also donates a portion of all of her sales to Dress for Success Columbus, and is offering all of you 15% off her site all month long using code "halfmile15"! You can find Adore Jules at our shop, online by clicking the button below, at Gervasi Vinyard Fine Arts & Crafts Show (July 23rd), or at the Made Local Marketplace Fall Show (October 7th).