Tina Nicolai makes time for a lot of things-professional resume writing , volunteering with FIRST Tech Challenge , and pet rescue. What she’s bringing to Tampa Bay Mini Maker Faire is custom-designed -living lockets” as a designer with Origami Owl.
“My passion is being a ‘serial entrepreneur,’” Tina told us. ” I have two businesses currently. I started as an Independent Designer with Origami Owl last August as a hobby. I already had (still have) one successful business (www.resumewritersink.com ) and was looking for something fun to do in my spare time. Since I am creative and loved dabbling in making jewelry, when I learned about Origami Owl, it seemed like a great fit!”
It evidently is. What started as a hobby turned into a successful second business, and Tina now has 20 people on her team .
Each piece, she says, is truly custom, as she helps customers design and make their “living lockets,” by choosing their own charms, lockets, chains, dangles, and plates to create an “end product that is fun and meaningful.”
There’s even a limited edition line for men, courtesy of a collaboration between Rascal Flatts and Origami Owl.
You can catch up with Tina on her Origami Owl Facebook page or her website and see her in person to make your own custom lockets at Tampa Bay Mini Maker Faire!