Meet Carrie Rippa-Feldbusch:
1.I'm just a happy girl who loves to create happy, colorful stuff. Most
of the time that's jewelry, but you never know when other fun stuff
will pop up in my shop.
2. I started making jewelry in 2001 as a hobby and August 2002 I opened my online store www.RippasCustomSilver.com.
Most of the jewelry I made was for breast cancer and still today. I
love to make all types of jewelry and use all types of beads and metals.
I love sterling silver and all types of beads. I'm in awe of glass
beads, they are just stunning to me! I have bought so many beads in the
past years that I could open my own little bead shop.
came up with business name? Rippa is my maiden name and at the time I
opened my online store Kelly Ripa was popular and I wanted people to
remember my business name. Still today people will ask me if I'm
related to Kelly and I wish I could say yes but i'm not, plus Kelly
spells her name with one less "p".
5. Orginally from Chicago
area (Go Cubs!), I have been in NC for 19 years now. I have been married for 3 years
and live in Garner with my husband.