A cherished holiday ornament from her grandparents, and a gift of sculptable wire, were the beginnings of Gretchen Temples journey into the business of artisan entrepreneurship. The artist, maker, and owner of Temple Tree Time, Gretchen creates beautifully hand crafted wire trees, which she sells at local markets and fairs. As she prepares for the upcoming gift giving season, she spoke with This Week In Worcester about her work.
Can you share with us a bit about your business and how you got started?
“It all started with a metal tree shaped ornament my grandparents brought home from one of their adventures. It was so colorful, beautiful and interesting, and ever since I have been drawn to tree shaped ornaments, decorations and collectibles. I had been scrapbooking for a while when I got a gift that included wire. I knew nothing about it, but the next thing I knew I had a tree, and it’s grown from there. What started out as a personal collection became making gifts for friends and family, and from there Temple Tree Time was born. We are a family run company making hand crafted items, with, as they say, something for everyone!
What brought you to Ladies Night Out Worcester and what do you like about it?
“I have been attending craft fairs with my mom for years, and we missed out on tickets last year. The reviews were nothing shy of spectacular, so I kept a close watch for when the call for artists went out so I could reserve my spot. I really love that the night is filled with women entrepreneurs, women entertainers, it’s run by women, and it’s all ladies encouraging other ladies while having a fantastic time!”
Where can people interested in purchasing your work, product, or service, find you?
“I have a Facebook business page where you can see pictures of my products and displays. Message me through Facebook or send an email to [email protected]
Along with Ladies Night Out, I am at shows every Saturday until Christmas. The list of where we will be is on our Facebook page.”
Gretchen and her company, Temple Tree Time, is a sponsor of Ladies Night Out Worcester, being held on Friday, November 16th, 2018, from 6-10pm at The Sprinkler Factory, 38 Harlow Street, Worcester, MA 01605.
For tickets to Ladies Night Out Worcester—Only $10 per guest—go to https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ladies-night-out-worcester-tickets-47666528871