Updated: May 22, 2020
Tommy and I started Oak Tree Jewelers in 2007 after his 14 year jewelers apprenticeship. His training was in mold making, casting, and repair work. In 2008 we moved west when he was offered a position as head jeweler. There his focus was casting, repairs, and stone setting. He worked 12 years before being laid off during the 2020 shutdown.
We've had an Etsy shop active since 2011, so we decided to put all of our attention into growing our own line of jewelry. Moving Oak Tree from a hobby to a full time career for us both. We're looking at his layoff as an opportunity to work together on the things we both love. It's the perfect time to build our own dreams.