TinkerTechie of the Month: Kammy Olive
TinkerTechie of the month, Kammy Olive shares her tech skills and boosts creativity
Kammy Olive is a doer. When her cousin, Mandy Pomo opened a store in Dexter she decided to help out, so that Pomo could spend Saturdays with her family. She’s been helping out in all sorts of ways, including making and designing jewelry to sell in the store. Kammy recently joined TinkerTech to make jewelry items to sell in the shop.
After taking the jewelry making workshop, Kammy downloaded the free trial software used in the makerspace and estimates that she’s made about 100 items using the tools at TinkerTech. “A couple of weeks ago I sold a pair I made and the customer could stop raving how much she loved them. My upcoming plans include a 12 axis mandala, fairy doors, custom ID bracelets, some grandmother type necklaces with names, and a lot of ornaments. I am working on some beaded bails to make a few necklaces with some bling."
“TinkerTech has given me an outlet to use my tech skills creatively, and help my family while having a little fun.”
Kammy says she’s enjoyed learning about the process and utilizing patterns available online, and bases her crafting on what there’s been demand for. “I’ve made Halloween earrings, football and cheerleader earrings.”
“Since joining TinkerTech, I am inspired to use my free time thinking about creating what is desirable from a consumer point of view with what is technologically feasible and economically viable.”
“TinkerTech has given me an outlet to use my tech skills creatively and help my family while having a little fun. Since joining TinkerTech, I’ve been inspired to use my free time thinking about creating what is desirable from a consumer point of view with what is technologically feasible and economically viable.”
You can find Kammy at TinkerTech this week experimenting with living hinge designs to create bent hoops earrings to sell at Boxwood Cottage.
Boxwood Cottage and Home offers one of a kind gifts, items, and workshops in Dexter MI.