We are a mother-daughter duo that has a passion for creating. Since the beginning, Amy was sewing before she could walk. The name Little Honey has a special place in our hearts. Amy's father, Otto Francis, would look at her and lovingly call her, "Little Honey" before he had some explanation about the big world we are a part of. For example, "Little Honey...Come here, let me teach you how to change this tire in case I die." Francis meant it in the most loving way, of course. It was his youngest daughter, and he wanted her to be fiercely independent. Carroll Lee Faught, Amy's mother, was a practical, hard-working lady from the south. From her mother, Amy gained skills like sewing and cooking. She told it like it was, and didn't seem to care about skirting around feelings.
Lily followed in Amy's footsteps, quite literally. She watched her mom move about her sewing room/ studio creating purses, mittens, scarves, halloween costumes and pretty much anything else you can think of. As she grew up, Lily would sift through her walls of fabric with wonder and awe of the colors, patterns and materials. Amy had quite the obsession with fabric patterns, which was picked up by her daughter. In Lily's teen years, they would go to art fairs and antique stores and would become inspired by what they could make. Amy was the lead of the operation, but Lily would help where she could. They started making covered buttons into bookmarks, earrings, hair clips and more. Amy continued making the more advanced textiles and found a new passion.
Amy discovered her affinity for making jewelry. Striving for a Sundance inspired look of natural meets chic. Amy always had a talent for making good things better. She made jewelry for herself and a boutique in Geneva, IL for years. Her collection included earrings, necklaces and bracelets with all natural materials. She became a talented jewelry maker, which was no surprise. In 2015 came a life-changing move to the desert of Las Vegas. She continued to make amazing jewelry, especially now in the land of turquoise and red rocks.
With a little more maturity and style, Lily saw how amazing her mother's work was and set to learn how to create jewelry with her mom. There was a shift in mindset, where Lily saw her mother for the artist she was. This was in stark contrast to her teen years- Lily was like most, wanting to fit in and would only wear what she thought was "cool", which consisted of mostly Hollister ripped jeans. Ever-consumed with an image that didn't really matter in the grand scheme of things. There came a turning point when she recognized the elevated quality and uniqueness of hand crafted goods. This important lesson serve so many out there– wear what makes you happy, wear what inspires you, wear what makes you feel like you, be yourself and forget about what others think.