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Our Story

Stop in & discover well-made handcrafted jewelry & accessories! All pieces are made in the shop, affectionately referred to as my 'she-shed'.  Custom designs & free basic repairs of your costume jewelry can usually be done while you watch.

Each piece is unique!  I begin designs with a general picture in my head  then let the materials tell me what they want to be as the design develops.  All my jewelry is nickel-free.

You'll often hear me say "jewelry should not cost the earth" and I truly believe that. With beaded earrings starting at just $5, you can afford to stop in & treat yourself.

Thank you for helping to keep the dream alive & choosing to #ShopLocal

Kelly Secret, artist

 

Our Roots

It begins with the July 30, 2016 flood. Old Ellicott City is a tight knit community and as residents, we're accustomed to running into one another almost daily.  Many of us were displaced, staying with friends, family or county-provided housing outside of Old EC.  It would be a few months before many would be allowed to go home and we missed our Main Street family.

Not to be separated, we came together for picnics or just porch sitting at the homes of those who hadn't been affected too badly.  As we got to know one another even better, it was soon discovered that hey - - we've got talent!

Many had 'day jobs' and a few were professional artists trying their hand at something totally different.  As time passed, nearly all have returned to their everyday lives, but the spirit behind our roots is still there.