My name is Candace and I'm an eleventh grader living in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Besides running my Etsy, I like reading comics, being with my foster cats, taking film photos, playing Animal Crossing, and trading with other pin makers!
How did this start?
This all began in November 2018 with a high school project. For my IB Personal Project, I decided to design and sell two enamel pins—the bird and squirrel pin. I sold these pins to friends and family at first, but after some time I decided to start selling on Etsy as well. And here I am now!
I wouldn't be able to run this business without my twin sister Bridgit who designs the majority of the promotional materials, as well as my mom who ships out the orders. Thank you so much!
Through selling seconds (defective) pins, $80 has been donated to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, $96 to the Youth Arts Alliance, and $35 to Food Gatherers. Additionally, $93 has been donated from Pride sticker sales to the Jim Toy Community Center.