Amy Schelfaut began selling her new series of products on the Internet, which in September had sold about 165 pieces. 2003 Ohio State University graduate, an art degree, has been producing and selling jewelery for more than a decade, but she just started chewing tablets to children’s bracelets and necklaces and soaps. She called her company calm intent.
“Early jewelry, my mother wore it when baby care gave babies something to touch and touch,” she said. “It is also a great thing because it is food-grade, it is non-toxic. Similarly, when the child is small, they like to pull things, they like to pull your hair and you The earrings, which gave them some. ”
She created the necklace and flower patterns with interesting colors and various shapes and sizes of beads. She ordered and the string of beads in a small workshop where she was in her home. She also let the children “restless” bracelets have difficulty in school concentration.
“The fidget jewelry, this is for kids who have stress and anxiety,” she said. “They are sitting in school and they need something to fidget with, something to touch that’s going to calm them down and feel better.”
Heather Cameron, another Liberty Twp. resident, said they are not certain if their daughter has Tourette Syndrome but she definitely has “ticks” — voluntary or involuntary behaviors like constantly clearing one’s throat or sniffing — and Schelfaut’s fidget beads or sensory beads as she calls them are wonderful.
“With my daughter it helps with her ticks, but really a lot of kids can benefit from them, because it’s hard for a kid to just sit still and listen,” Cameron said. “So a lot of times if they are fidgeting or playing with something with their hands, it helps them focus on what the teacher is saying, because they are not thinking, ‘ooh I really need to move.’ ”
Schelfaut has also branched out into making kids soaps, in all kinds of shapes and colors, everything from hedgehogs to Lego mini-figures, that make hand washing fun.
Her price points start at $3.50 for kid friendly soaps up to $13 for the necklaces.
Schelfaut also teaches art one day a week at her daughter Megan’s preschool. She said Megan will be moving on to kindergarten next year, but she has been invited to keep her Doodle Sprouts art program at the Faith Community United Methodist Church Preschool. She hasn’t decided if she will stay at the preschool or move up to older children.
One thing she said she is sure about, she is ever grateful to her husband Tim for allowing her to live her dream.
“It’s partly thanks to my husband because I get to do my art business and do this. It definitely doesn’t make enough to pay the bills,” she said.