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custom made to my specifcations for them. My clients think it's a showpiece." Boutiques Spur Necklace Maker Hall's jewelry design business, Hands High Designs, grew out of her interest in fabric remnants from a home redecorating project and has thrived thanks to interest from friends and local boutiques. A horse enthusiast, Hall named her business after the unit of measure for horses. A former teacher and a mom of three children, Hall, 35, has always loved fashion. Born and raised in New York, her frst job was working as an assistant to a Fortune 500 CEO who was married to a supermodel. Hall later lived in Arizona and fell in love with the natural, boho vibe. She and her husband, John, moved to Ballantyne about nine years ago. Hall was redecorating her home last year when she felt a connection with the fabrics. She woke up in the middle of the night with a vision for how she might use them and put together a necklace using a grey, cream and black tribal print. She wore that frst necklace around town and received a stream of compliments. This led to a friend hosting a trunk show so she could showcase her necklaces, which are ■ continued from page 68 Hall's necklaces are bands of fabric adorned with objects such as bone, shells, antlers and recycled glass. BALLANTYNE MAGAZINE 71 SPRING 2016

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