Always happy to see you back; this is our fifth installment of Vendor Highlights, where we dive in and explore a different vendor each week, allowing you to learn more about them and discover their story and some hidden gems.
Praneeta, the heart behind Adorn by Pree, found solace and passion in crafting polymer jewelry through an unexpected turn of events. In 2020, facing the daunting diagnosis of stage 4 breast cancer, life took a different course. Needing to step away from her regular job, Praneeta was looking for something to keep her mind busy during this scary time. During this period of anticipation and change, she wandered into a Michaels craft store.
Among the aisles of supplies, polymer clay beckoned to her, offering a way to fill her time and mind. With a leap of faith, she bought some clay and created her very first piece: pink and black cow print earrings. Little did she know this small spark would ignite an enduring passion within her.
With a desire to share her creations, Praneeta ventured into the online realm, establishing her shop and seeking new avenues. The year 2022 saw her presence bloom through a pop-up table at the Market; she found her place within the market community. As fate would have it, a permanent space opened up in May 2023, the growth from pop-up to her own space was an easy choice; she wanted to be in the Market that she has come to love.
She believes what sets this Market apart is not just the building or products; the camaraderie, the sense of belonging, and the gentle support that envelops everyone. Praneeta’s journey has been one of courage and endurance. A little over a month ago, she resumed chemotherapy, she faces this battle with remarkable resilience. The days when strength wanes are met with the helping hands of the Market community and the unwavering support of the Market administrators.
Amid life’s storms, she continues to pour her soul into her shop, creating pieces that echo her heart. Through the highs and lows, Praneeta’s passion remains a constant flame. Her shop stands not just as a collection of jewelry but as a testament to her unyielding passion. Every piece she creates has a touch of her warmth and a whisper of her journey.
Vendor highlights are all about shining a spotlight on the heart and soul of each vendor and learning more about the who, the what and the why around their story. If you’ve enjoyed this journey, join us again next week for another vendor and a new highlight as we continue celebrating the outstanding contributors that make our Market a genuinely magical place.