Teenagers Megan Hancock, left, and Grace Fisher, create beadwork jewelry for their business, Cornerstone Jewels.
Grace Fisher, thirteen, and Megan Hancock, sixteen, comprise the creative force behind Cornerstone Jewels. The talented teenagers, who are home-school classmates and friends, say the company started as a school project in which they learned how to run a business. It turned real when they sold their first piece to their church pastor's wife in 2007 and the requests from friends started flooding in.
Fisher and Hancock pick up materials from local bead, craft, and antique shops in their hometown of Monroe and from stores they visit while traveling on family vacations. Then they work together to create necklaces, earrings, and bracelets with beads and charms.
Select items from the line, priced from $24 to $130, are available at Scout & Molly's, 3920 Sharon Rd., Ste. B150, in SouthPark. Custom orders can be placed by emailing email@example.com.