EAST AURORA, N.Y. (WKBW) - When Gretchen Meyers was just 14 years old, her Grandmother gave her $100.00 to kickstart her dream.
"I told her I wanted to start making jewelry and she believed in my creativity," she said.
The young teen went out and bought her first set of beads and tools. Now, in her thirties, Meyers is still making jewelry. She named Peg's after her grandma. It's a mix of feminine and industrial metals.
"Something that you can take that looks kind of benign or a common shape like a circle...you can make into a wearable piece of art. There's something beautiful about that to me."
She does everything from molding, shaping and sotering inside a shed in the Southtowns. She says what's rewarding is being her own boss.
"It wasn't until I worked for myself that I was completely 100% driven," she said. "It doesn't feel like work, and that's the beauty of it."