Let me introduce myself
Hi, I'm Karen and I make most of the items you will see on this site. If you like something you can order from Handmade at Amazon or from my shop on Etsy for my handmade wood and stone pieces and for a collection of handcrafted, unique jewelry from metal.
A few items are not handmade by me and I state this in the listing.
I grew up and still live in Jacksonville, Florida. My mother was a teacher and my father was a carpenter. Therefore, I grew up in a household of modest means. The value of an education was not a choice, but a requirement. If something was broken, you fixed it or you went without. Needless to say, I've always been comfortable around power tools.
Today, I teach Earth Science to seventh graders and spend my weekends honing my skills in my wood shop. I'm also a wife, mother, and grandmother.
Years ago my students nicknamed me Mrs. Hendy. I have kept that name ever sense and consider it a privilege to be called Mrs. Hendy. Once I started my woodworking, another teacher suggested combining Hendy and wood creating the name Hendywood.