Crystal Amon opened her first embroidery and design shop two years ago in Williamston. Within days she was stitching together plans for a bigger store.
"My husband calls it 'hobbies gone wild,'" says Amon of CC Embroidery, Vinyl Designs and Gifts.
"I just started getting more calls and I wanted to take the chance."
In late fall 2013, Amon moved her shop from the outer edge of town to 138 E. Grand River on Williamston's main thoroughfare. At 2,000 square feet, her newest base of operation gives her the space and visibility she needs for her growing business.
"A lot of my friends and the Williamston Eagles donated their time to help," says Amon. "I literally had people coming in to place orders right as we were moving in."
Amon cut the ribbon on her new store in mid-February. Despite the cold and snowy season, she says she has been as busy as ever offering machine embroidery and screen printing services, and creating custom vinyl banners and other products.
CC Embroidery also carries a line of pre-made or made-to-order apparel, accessories, window decals, soy wax candles, and handmade baby clothes by local women. Amon's crafty talents extend to handmade jewelry, including Native American beadwork.
"I'm here for whatever people need," says Amon. "My service is all personal. Sometimes my customers will even sit with me and we'll design together. I'll take their design or logo and they can see and make changes. It's very one-on-one."
Source: Crystal Amon, Owner, CC Embroidery, Vinyl Designs and Gift Shop
Writer: Ann Kammerer, Development News Editor