Everyone needs a little Carolina Candy

What do you do when a great idea comes to mind? One Elon University first year student, Kate Ulveling, took a great idea and turned it into a reality. The North Carolina native noticed an emerging trend of long tassel necklaces last spring. Rather than paying upward of $80 for her own necklace, Kate decided to order a few beads and tassels to see if she could make her own.  Sure enough, she could.



Kate created her first few necklaces during the beginning weeks of summer 2015. She officially launched her business, Carolina Candy (Instagram: ncarolinacandy) at the end of June and began selling her jewelry primarily to friends and family. As her name started to spread, Kate found herself reeling in orders that had her sitting at her kitchen table for hours a day hand-stringing beads and tying tassels.



Whether you want your tassels with your sorority colors, a necklace for game day or a staple piece for everyday wear, Kate can create the necklace or bracelet that fits your needs. Through her Etsy page (www.etsy.com/shop/carolinacandy), you can custom build and buy your own necklace or bracelet.



If you are a local, you can also take a trip to local boutiques such as Madison (shops in Cameron Village and North Hills), Shimmer Boutique, Preston Flowers, and Catalog Collection where Kate’s necklaces and bracelets are also available. Her pieces are timeless and make for great gifts.


*All photos taken from Instagram: @ncarolinacandy