I’m famous for having hedgehogs and not only I’m known as Spoon Lady,
I’m also known as the Hedgehog Lady or the Hedgehog Jeweler in NH,
MA, CT. For a decade, my hedgehogs live in my studio for it was the
only place that had room for their rather large “condos” Whatever I
have new students over or clients, they all want to meet my hedgehog.
My hedgehogs are a deal-breaker, they help a lot in my sales, and
even my jewelry and the occasional box all have hedgehog themes. I
save the quills that my hedgehogs shed, for it is hollow hair, and
I’ve made two sterling tear-drop boxes with quills embedded in the
lid (using polymer clay as base) Makes it challenging to open box
without pricking yourself.
I even travel with my hedgehogs, for they are easy for me to care
for, and just need some quality time at night, so once my students
hear that my hedgehog is in the classroom, they all want to meet it.
Right now, I just have Spike with an Attitude, as I call Spike now.
He sleeps right through the normal sounds in my studio. Even my dog
is used to the sounds/noise.
Any business that has a resident cat or dog is a great place to go
to. Pets do bring people in.
Joy and Spike (“with an attitude”)