Part of our vision for Lightning Bug is to open things up for collaboration with other makers and artists, to create unique things for the shop that are sort of on the theme of local/Pennsylvania. Read below to find out more about our collaborators!
A work trip to Seattle during her corporate job days is where Still Not A Hippie’s Pamela discovered solid lotion. And then a service trip to Guatemala is where her curiosity about essential oils and making natural products really took off.
What started with just making products for herself and then for friends and family out of a desire to help make their lives a little better, grew into a small business. Pamela loves showing people that simple and natural products are fabulous.
Though she’s quite the introvert, Pamela can be found at various makers markets between Pittsburgh and Scranton slingin’ the SNAH line because she enjoys the face-to-face time to introduce people to her products. And since she loves food, you’re likely to find her munching on some of the tasty eats being sold at a market.
Pamela wants you to see that even though you may be going the natural route with some things, you’re “Still Not A Hippie”. :-p
Where in PA has she lived? - Born and raised in Lancaster County (Conestoga, specifically, and then Lancaster (closer to Millersville). - State College (for college and then just stayed) - Looking to move to Pittsburgh in 2019
Favorite PA foods: pierogies, cheesesteaks, soft pretzels, whoopie pie, and birch beer
Inspired by nature and the Divine Feminine, Ossa Gaia pays homage to Mother Earth with hand-forged artisan jewelry created with responsibly sourced metals and gemstones. Certified by Green America and a member of the Ethical Metalsmiths, Ossa Gaia crafts each piece of jewelry with the past, present and future of the Earth and its inhabitants in mind.
Owner, artist and Pennsylvania native Kristen Osborne Carroll also teaches writing at Penn State, reads voraciously, and even writes a thing or two herself when she gets a chance. In naming her business, which roughly translates to Bones of Mother Earth, Kristen drew on her background in literature and an ancient Greek origin story. Kristen lives in Bellefonte with her husband; two children; two furry, four-legged overlords; and an unruly stockpile of loose-leaf tea.
Where in PA has she lived? Born and raised in Oil City, Kristen lived in Pittsburgh after high school before moving to Charleston, SC. More than a decade later, she moved back to Oil City briefly before settling in Happy Valley in 2012.
Favorite PA Foods: Pierogies, apples, sweet corn, Mong’s French Onion Dip, Good Intent Cider, Meyer Dairy chocolate milk, Berkey Creamery ice cream (Alumni Swirl!)
Cory Nalbone :: Nalbone Ingenuity
Product :: Keystone Coasters - coming soon!
Bio coming soon!
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