From the Craft Table to the World Wide Web

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Pamela Davis turns a hobby into a nationwide business venture, creating ornate one-of-a-kind jewelry for women with a distinctive fashion sense. Broadening her talents to decorative items, wine charms and bookmarks, she launches a brand-new specialized craft business tailor-made for the Internet.

"I'm sort of a crafter," says Pamela Davis when describing her business, explaining how her hobby began. "I was doing some woodwork, making candle holders and just giving them to friends and family. I also did some beading, but not really anything to speak about." That kind of humble origin doesn't seem likely to describe a growing business, but Pamela Davis has since grown her small hobbycrafts into a real business, expanding enough to make the jump online and launch a brand-new web site at http://www.GiftedHands.us .

When Pamela first began her trade in unique beaded jewelry, it was just a way to pass the time and make something nice for herself or close friends and family. When the jewelry began to draw attention, that's when the hobby became something more. "People just started calling me up and asking if I could make something like that for them," says Davis, surprised at how things turned out. As a full-time registered nurse, she was initially pressed for time to make these items, but ultimately found it soothing. "I realized it relaxes me. When I'd have a busy day, I'd go around my bead table and look at my beads, and an idea would hit me. I realized I enjoyed that more than the woodwork or papercrafts, and I started doing that when I wasn't working."

Davis' success with her hobby soon had her going to craft shows and village festivals, handing out business cards and selling her uniquely designed necklaces and bracelets. While personally fulfilling, the craft venues did have their drawbacks. "The craft shows weren't very profitable for the amount of work," Davis recalls. "I decided it was a bit much. I wanted another venue, and a friend of mine suggested I start a web site."

With her late 2007 venture in http://www.GiftedHands.us , Pamela Davis took a bold step into a much larger market, displaying her singular jewelry designs to the world. Though necklaces and bracelets are her favorite crafts, Davis also produces a variety of anklets and earrings in her jewelry selection, as well as wedding jewelry. Never satisfied with what is expected and common, she also creates wine charms, bookmarks, centerpieces and home accessories, offering products that other beaded jewelry manufacturers would not think to create. With her new site, Pamela has launched an online blog, http://www.GiftedHandsStore.com , to discuss her products and methods, allowing her to communicate directly with clients and get their feedback about her designs. It is just that sort of unique sensibility that sets Gifted Hands apart, and makes Pamela Davis a true original on the Internet.

"When people see things on my site, they're not mass-produced; they're definitely made with love," says Davis proudly. "You don't have to worry about whether everybody and their mother is going to have it."

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