Teddy Taylor Jewelry was founded by farmer and designer Gina. She started her floral journey in high school working in flower shops. She then went to SUNY Cobleskill for her degree in Plant Science to specifically research cut flower farming. She started growing cut flowers on her farm Slate Valley Farms to sell at farmers markets and design for weddings. Then started using her farm grown botanicals to create soaps and salves with beeswax from her father's apiary. Through all of this self-education and chasing passion she organically created Teddy Taylor Jewelry when she began kettle dying fiber with her flowers and weaving it into jewelry.
This took her on a five year journey to figure out what Teddy Taylor was and how she could use it to combine her love for flowers, jewelry, sewing, design and her family farm into one joyful little company.
We have now expanded to a 4,000 square foot fiber mill and sewing studio. This allowed us to sew over 1,000 stuffed bears for charity in 2019 with 34% being donated to the Shriners Childrens Hospitals. All of that was funded by the 300 bracelet sales we received in 2019 at the farmers market!
In 2020 we have a sewing studio goal of 2,000 stuffed support bears being donated to charity as well as 1,000 hand sewn pairs of super thick fleece socks to local homeless shelters!
We hope our mission and jewelry brightens your day!