What We Do and Where It Started

Pick Up Sticks is the home of whimsical, distinctive and very collectible photo charms, all of which are double-sided. We love to create images that make your customers either smile with sentiment or laugh out loud with instant recognition of life’s magic, humor and irony. Our photo charms can be worn alone on a chain as an elegant pendant, or combined with the trinkets we design as accompaniments.

To add to the variety and personality of each piece of jewelry, we offer a number of chain options and sterling silver charms. The possible combinations are endless, and your retail space will become the place where customers buy and design their own necklaces and charm bracelets.

We’ve found that once they’re introduced to Pick Up Sticks, customers return over and over to add to their collection and put Pick Up Sticks on their gift wish lists. We create designs that fall into the perfect gift niche, whether you’re buying for a fourteen year-old niece or your grandmother. Our charms are truly a one-size-fits-all product, crossing generational lines to delight your retail customers.

Glena and Sabrina, circa 1972 or thereabouts

Cousins Glena and Sabrina grew up in Logan, a small town in northeastern New Mexico, pop. 500.  The most entertaining activities in this rural area were swatting flies on their great grandmother’s porch, building miniature houses out of rocks and bits of glass, and searching for the perfect smooth stone.  Their great grandmother was the best playmate in New Mexico, leading them to explore a world of tiny hidden treasures, investigate abandoned houses and frontier dumps, while encouraging them to fill their pockets with sticks, stones, feathers, glass and flowers.

Eventually Sabrina and Glena each followed their own professional interests:  Sabrina concentrated on art and graphic design while Glena pursued business and education.  Ultimately the two combined their love of family heirlooms, antique finds, and time-worn treasures with their experience in the fields of art and business to start a company of their own, Pick Up Sticks Jewelry Company, LLC.  What started as a new business venture has become a way for the cousins to revisit their past and those times spent with their great-grandmother in a small town.

Now Sabrina and Glena invite others to preserve their own memories via the photo charms and unique jewelry designs incorporating antique sentiment and collectible items. 



Published on February 18, 2010 at 2:03 pm  Comments (2)  

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  1. Our staff and customers love your charms!

  2. Sabrina,

    Do you remember all those old time valentines day cards you gave me throughout all our years. I am almost certain I have them all. Maybe you would want to use some of those cute little pictures. I will get to looking today. I miss you so much Kim

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