Not everyone can say they pick flowers for a living, but that’s exactly what Kimberly Sigfried does, or at least part of it.
As a single mother, Kimberly was looking for a way to give up her corporate job and work from home. She was living in Baltimore, MD when her Mother excitedly called to tell her that a space had opened up at the Windmill, a popular Amish Market in Penn Yan, NY.
Kim moved to New York State and began selling handmade jewelry, crafted from real flowers.
“I love what I do! I just finished picking my entire supply of daisies for the year. If I’d waited longer, they’d have been too big. Last week, I picked more than 1000 Forget-me-nots,” she laughed.
Most of the flowers are grown in her own garden. She carefully dries them so they retain their natural beauty and color and then seals them in liquid to create stunning jewelry.
In addition to the daisies and forget-me-nots, alyssum, queen anne’s lace, and even Finger Lakes grapes also find their way into her lovely designs, showcased in fine quality sterling silver, silvertone, brass and gold settings.
Be sure to stop by Kim’s booth at the Canandaigua Art & Music Festival to say hello and consider what a lovely gift her jewelry would make for yourself or someone you love.