Hi! I'm Anna - founder and owner of Peridot Pansies Pet Bows - where dogs, cats (and even goats - yes goats- go find them in the Hall of Fame) can look picture perfect! Want to know about how it all began? Let me tell you - it wasn't always bowties and bow wows! Read through below to see how Peridot Pansies went from inception to a loved bowtie maker in Bucks, Montgomery, and Philadelphia counties!
At its inception, Peridot Pansies was a fun and exciting shop for handmade jewelry. Eventually, once I used everything beading, wire and pendant stash, from hardware to seashells, I stumbled upon the ribbon section at the craft store. This lead to a passion for eccentric hair accessories.
I had been making many of my items for personal use but wandered over to Etsy to open up my shop, unofficially. This shop had promise, but the competition for hair accessories was honestly, terrifying.
At that point, I sought out local craft and vendor events - there I really learned about a target audience! Eventually, I reached out to local shops in artsy and historic Doylestown, PA. There I sold my items in several stores, and customized to the small business owners' liking.
In my spare time, I thoroughly enjoyed dressing up my doglike any self respecting Instagram user and pet parent. It started with my Corgi, and continued a few years later with my Cavachon. I'd attach the hairbows to her floppy ears, and at that point, I thought, why not create something just for her?
And alas, the pet bows were born.
I continued to sell my jewelry wares, but added the pet bows. It became clear they were a hit! So I put the beads aside and made my way to the fabric store.
Take a look the selection in the store, and for inspiration on color choice or sizing, check out the Peridot Pansies Hall of Fame.