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Twisted Metals

American Made Since 2010

Neva Starr Walker

Matthews, North Carolina
Welcome to Twisted Metals, your unique one stop nautical gift shop. Home of the Original Spoon Fish Wind Chime & unique artisan garden décor.
Crafts, Recycled, Upcycled, & Vintage Crafts

Tell us about your business.

A forgotten world of abandoned junk, waiting to be brought to life. This is my Bio – the creations born of an inspired mind, adorning the natural earth. Speaking the surreal language of artistic form, I found that from childhood forth, the world I knew was an alternate view. Empowered to greatness in worlds like no other, I've created my own reality. A different perspective is all it takes to see one’s trash take treasured form. -Neva Starr Walker -

Tell us about your workspace, shop, or studio.

I grew up in the mountains of Virginia under the belief the a girl could do & be anything she wanted. Dolls were for sissies ( I'm sure my brothers influenced this thought ) Instead I preferred to play in creek beds, collect critters, or create with Legos & any other odds n ends I could find. Somehow this all helped make me who I am today. Slowly my art & interests have come forth into the building of this amazing shop. To this day I still prefer a garage/workshop over just about anything else. Although the competition for this prime real estate can become quite interesting when you add a husband in the mix .. ( Luv ya Joe :) Originally my "tinkering" was just a hobby. Upon relocating to NC with my husbands job, it was soon realized that it would be best If I worked from home.

What inspires you?

A forgotten world of abandoned junk, waiting to be brought to life. This is my Bio – the creations born of an inspired mind, adorning the natural earth. Speaking the surreal language of artistic form, I found that from childhood forth, the world I knew was an alternate view. Empowered to greatness in worlds like no other, I've created my own reality. A different perspective is all it takes to see one’s trash take treasured form. -Neva Starr Walker -

What makes your business stand out?

A unique yet adorable products that appeals to all - both young and old.

What advice would you give an aspiring creative entrepreneur?

Follow your heart. It is a tough market to break but when you do all the blood sweat and tears will not have been in vane. You will be able to wake up everyday knowing you get to do what you love and make a living while doing so.

What does American Made mean to you?

At the heart of what American Made means to me can be defined made by our own hands. I believe in American made and handmade. I believe in the history of a piece - the story behind it & the love that goes into crafting a product for someone else. Whether that meaning is crafted through moving pixels on a screen to make art, publishing a heartfelt post, or sending off a package of handmade goodness-all of those creations tell a story and add value to the world. I believe in connecting with both my customers and family on a more personal level. With each product you not only receive a quality item but a piece of me. A piece of my heart, my passion, my soul.

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