I was first introduced to Ann Skydell Harmon of Ann-Made through an article in First Magazine article (June 6, 2011 issue) that featured her and her company. I knew then that I just had to have her on the Mom of Many Hats Radio Show. I was blessed to have the opportunity to speak with Ann on today’s show and we had a wonderful time. My impression of her was confirmed. Ann embodies what it is to be a mom of many hats. Her outlook is exactly what the Mom of Many Hats Radio Show strives to illuminate – that as women and moms, we have many roles and experiences and they are all valuable.
Ann shared with us the story of how her company Ann-Made was born out of her work with special needs and at risk kids. Her goal as an art teacher was to teach them to use creativity to think through life’s everyday problems. Through art and creative problem solving, she wanted to give them a different lens to see life’s issues through. In a classroom project, she found the creative outlet and product that brought her to where she is now – a socially and environmentally responsible business owner. She utilized creative strategies to create her company, and provides those that help her a creative outlet to better themselves.
Besides being a company that does good and responsible works, Ann-Made pieces are unique, beautiful, and made with quality in mind. Ann uses her creativity and her graphic arts experience to create designs that are eye catching and different than anything you will see. The pieces are produced by a group of women that benefit from the employment opportunity, with materials that are obtained responsibly. From production to the sale of her jewelry, the positive ripple effect is a wonderful contribution to the world.
To see Ann’s work visit AnnMadeArt.com!
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