Amy Hamilton is bringing a little bling to Main Street with One Four 925, New Carlisle’s newest jewelry store. Unlike traditional jewelry stores, Hamilton offers her patrons a wide selection of gold and silver rings, necklaces, bracelets, and earrings loving crafted by her own hands. The shop is open from 11 a.m.-6 p.m., Thurs.-Sat. and is located at 412 N. Main St., Suite 5, in New Carlisle.
Although One Four 925’s storefront just opened for business on June 3, Hamilton has been crafting jewelry at home and selling her pieces at local festivals for over three years, beginning with her first booth at the Artisan Festival in Englewood, Ohio in 2014. The quality of her work soon earned Hamilton a dedicated following, and customers began asking if she would ever open a regular shop.
Hamilton says she puts “a lot of love and effort” is put into each of her signature creations and is proud of each piece she makes; but out of everything she creates, Hamilton enjoys designing and making rings the most.
“I got my start by making rings, explains Hamilton, “Also, unlike a necklace and earrings, you don’t have to look in the mirror to enjoy a ring--it is right there on your hand for you to look at whenever you want to see it...I like that.”
Although she lives in Englewood, Hamilton chose to open One Four 925 in New Carlisle because of its central location to surrounding communities and her established customer base. Her family is considering eventually moving to the local area as well.
Hamilton feels lucky to have the opportunity to do something she loves, and is both excited and nervous about opening her first storefront. She looks forward to having more time to spend with customers and hopes to expand the designs offered at One Four 925 by learning how to cast pieces and facet gemstones.
Patrons should know they will always feel welcome at One Four 925, and Hamilton proudly stands behind each piece of jewelry she creates.
“I hope that (my jewelry) might inspire you, motivate you, keep you moving forward, or just bring a smile to your face! (...) If anyone ever has a problem with any one of my pieces, they can always come back to me. I will always do my best to make sure my customers are happy with everything they buy,” says Hamilton.
Hamilton is “extremely grateful” for the support she has received from her family, friends, and customers as she has forged ahead with her new store, “I wouldn’t have been able to do it without them! This really is a dream come true for me, and they helped keep me motivated as I moved forward.”
Consumers are invited to find more information about One Four 925 on the business’ Facebook page. Hamilton is also offering a special deal for anyone who brings a copy of this article into her store. Details about the offer can be found at One Four 925, or by calling (937) 609-2644.