Karen's Hallmark Shop

Due to the current changes Karen's Hallmark Shop is facing with related Covid-19 challenges, we are taking all the necessary safety measures in order to keep our store as clean and safe as possible. All employees and vistors should not enter the store if they are experiencing Covid-19 symptoms or have been in contact with someone experiencing symptoms in the last 14 days. We are also encouraging customers to maintain a minimum of 6 feet from others and wear facial coverings. Our employees will be wearing facial coverings and cleanly consistently throughout each day. We can assure you we are striving to make our customers feel safe and welcome in our store. Curbside service is available if requested.

Please contact us with any questions or concerns at (434) 791-3737.

Thank you.

Bourbon and Bowties Jewelry

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It all started when Ochs made a few bracelets for family and friends with some stones she brought back from China. One night, she wrapped one of her newly made bangles around a red Solo cup and the name Bourbon and Boweties was born.

At the urging of friends, Ochs showed her jewelry to a store in Charleston, S.C., which immediately agreed to sell them in August 2012. She sought out her first 10 stores, but every store after has found her through word of mouth.

By November 2012, she was overwhelmed with orders from more than 45 stores -- she was hand-making each bracelet and tracking every order, all on her own. So she trained her mom and her brother's girlfriend to make the bracelets to help her.

By July 2013, Ochs realized they needed full-time help, so the company started contracting out the jewelry-making to local women.

Ochs still hand-selects every stone, meeting stone suppliers and shapers around the world.