I am a Rochester native who has been making handcrafted items for more than 20 years. In 1990 I started a business which I ran primarily during the holiday season at Apache Mall called "Gift Canning". This was a successful fun part time business until I was job transferred out of state in 1994. I recently decided to bring this great alternative to basic gift wrapping back to life with a little bit of a twist. (The name Twigs & Branches is in loving memory of my son Jesse 1986-2009.) I now set up my Gift Canning at various Pop Up type events and also hope to book in hope Gift canning parties rather than renting space for several weeks at a time in a mall. With this new restart, I began designing a number of awesome labels to choose from for the outside of the can. I offer 3 different can sizes, you can put whatever your heart desires inside them and I will seal them so that a can opener is required to open them. I do have a pop top lid alternative for those who can not use a can opener. I also have special mailing labels that can be applied to the top of the can so that the can can be mailed just the way it is with no box required. I offer optional items such as plastic covers, bows & miscellaneous other items to make this a really great gift. I have also created some fun "Corona Survival Kits which are for sale in my shop and at Canning event locations.
I also enjoy repurposing vintage jewelry, as well as some basic jewelry repairs.