What started out as a craft project over 26 years ago has grown into a vibrant husband and wife business venture. In that time Barbara Downey may have become the most prolific screen painter of all time. Since 1996 she has hand-painted enough Earring & Jewelry Holders to support nearly 30 Art & Craft shows a year and now this extremely popular e-commerce website too. That's a lot of jewelry organizers!
Barb had an earring storage problem and she knew it. She made her first earring holder from an embroidery hoop. A friend asked for one and she decorated the wood frame. A couple of more friends were in the craft show business and suggested Barb make a few and set up shop at a local show. Those first few shows were a moderate success and before long she had contracted to have some frames made. The painting went from the mesh to the frame; the frames became bigger and soon Barb was accepted into some of the finest Art & Craft Shows on the East Coast.
Barbara and David have five children and eight beautiful grandchildren.