Daisy Mae Designs
Owner Name: Kristy Sickles
Year Started: 2010
Daisy Mae Designs creates handmade jewelry and housewares from vintage maps and other vintage books. We have enjoyed working with her on several custom pieces for the Ohio Explore shop! We interviewed Kristy to learn more about Daisy Mae Designs!
Can you tell us more about your business?
I've always loved maps. I remember many long road trips with my parents, when I'd ask them to hand over the atlas to the backseat and I'd be occupied for hours, trying to figure out where we were and where we were going. As I started this business, I quickly realized that everyone has a special place. It may be their hometown, their favorite vacation spot, or somewhere they hope to visit in their lifetime. My favorite part of working with clients is hearing the stories behind the places important to them.
What aspect of your business makes you proud?
I absolutely love hearing stories from clients who give one of our gifts to a loved one that really touches the recipient. It makes me feel good that the client is proud of the personalized gift they designed.
Is your business involved in any charity work in the local community?
We've chosen to focus our philanthropy on local and national animal welfare organizations, in honor of our namesake, Daisy Mae, our beagle who recently passed away.
Why do you love Ohio?
I'm a Chicago transplant. While Chicago will always be home, I'm amazed by how quickly I've claimed Ohio as my own. Ohio has great Midwestern values and a friendly atmosphere. In my town of Columbus, I'm in awe of the local talent who supports one another.
Would you like us to include anything else for our readers? When I create goods, I choose maps and atlases that are damaged and wouldn't otherwise be able to be used as a coffee table book or framed piece of art, giving these pieces of history and art new life.
Instagram Account: @daisy_mae_designs
Facebook Page: facebook.com/daisymaedesigns
Twitter Account: @daisymaedesigns