Let me tell you a little about myself. I met my husband in Key Largo, Fl. where I grew up and we have been married for 30 years. The most rewarding and challenging time in our lives was when we lived in Western Pennsylvania and were foster parents for 14 years. Together we have owned and operated two successful restaurants. Retired now from the restaurant business I help my husband with his real estate business and manage rental property in Western North Carolina.
All of my life I’ve love doing arts and crafts. Through the years I’ve done it all, macramé, painted, knitted, and glass lampwork beads. A couple years ago I took a silversmith class and learned the basic steps to making jewelry. One afternoon I decided to make my dogs some tags with some scrap pieces of copper I had laying around the studio. Happy with how they turned out I showed my friends and they went wild over them, showed them to my Facebook friends and the next thing I know I’m taking orders. Fast forward to now I’ve made thousands of tags and in love with the whole process from designing the tags to seeing the pictures of all the pets with their new tags.
I love the challenge of making special request tags, I’ve made a milkshake in a old fashion soda glass for a dog named Milkshake. I’ve made tags with chickens, birds, whale tails, martini glasses, wine bottles, dogs in boats and even a fighter jet plane.
Our custom tags are sold at IslandTop Custom Tags
I have many loves and first and foremost is my husband Craig. Who has always been supportive and has put up with all my craziness over the years. Now with that being said “my first love is Craig”. I can not imagine life without my dogs.
Sadie (Bull mastiff) Craig (hubby) Henry (English Mastiff)
Ruby & Sidney taking a rest on top of their cages.
Tony and Sammatha we’re the cutiest kittens
New members of the family.
Homer new member of our family came to us from the
Nine month old Bullmastiff rescue
came to our home July 1, 2010
June 29, 2012 first day on the island.
Born April 25, 2012 ~ January 15, 2019
Life on the Island.