Want to demeanour imagination on New Year’s Eve but violation a bank? Put on one of Lincey Viel Pepin’s sparkly crawl tie chokers, and it will make your dusk dress or T-shirt – or whatever you’re wearing – demeanour festive. The crawl tie, that comes in red, white and other colors, is sole during Arthlin, Pepin’s Auburn-based valuables studio.
“It’s a unequivocally versatile accessory,” pronounced Pepin, who designs a jewelry. “With imagination dresses, they’ll unequivocally supplement a hold of glam. We sell a lot of them during prom.”
The chokers are handmade – she’ll do tradition sizing – and 95 percent of a materials and wrapping are sourced in a United States. She creates them for other holidays, too, including Halloween, St. Patrick’s Day and a Fourth of July. Though Pepin creates other kinds of accessories, chokers, that are right on trend, are her categorical seller. “I don’t consider they’re going away,” she said. “They’re a tack in fashion.”
Pepin held a mangle when, a integrate of years ago, her work held a eye of indication and TV luminary Kendall Jenner, who common one of Pepin’s chokers on her app and website. Orders flooded in after a luminary endorsement, and Pepin spent her evenings creation chokers during a kitchen table.
“It unequivocally put us on a map when she did that,” Pepin said.
Pepin was innate into an artistic family in Quebec, where she started creation her possess valuables and accessories. She launched a business in Louisiana, after she satisfied that a troops bottom where she lived with her father had few pursuit opportunities. Three years ago, after her father left a Army, a integrate changed to Maine to be closer to family.
In March, Arthlin was named a Maine state champion in a SCORE American Small Business Championship, and in June, Pepin won a SCORE Award for Outstanding Woman-Owned Small Business in Maine.
Arthlin’s classical china crawl tie choker costs $20; others in a collection cost $14-$20. Find them on a Arthlin website, arthlin.com, and on Amazon.com and Etsy.com.