Crafting started out as a hobby and became a business for Carol Jones.
Jones began her Rainbow Unicorn Boutique business at a booth in a flea market in 2018 and opened a storefront shop downtown this month at 5 E. Wall.
“I make about 80 percent of all I sell,” Jones said.
Jones works with many different mediums for her crafting, which focuses on custom jewelry and custom kitchen towels, she said.
She uses leather (both real and faux), natural stones, semi-precious stones, stainless steel and sterling silver.
Jones also offers classes or parties including painting and wire-wrapping crafts.
She also has Easter baskets for this time of year.
Her hours are Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday from 9 a.m.to 4 p.m. and closed Sunday and Monday.
She can be reached by phone at 904-609-8155.
Jones is a local girl who moved to the southern U.S. for a period, but returned home.
“Many people here probably knew my parents and grandparents,” she said. “I grew up on a farm with a huge pond near Jayhawk Road. My mom was Carol Lawson-Winship, my uncle was Charles Lawson and my grandfather was Woodrow “Pete” Lawson who had a radiator shop in Belltown.”
“I moved to Tulsa (OK)and then Savannah (GA), lived there for about 30 years and moved back due to health and wanting to be near my family, (son-Josh Jones),” she said. “My other son Dustin lives in Jax, Florida. My daughter Kendria is still in Savannah, and my youngest daughter lives in California. I have 11 grandkids and I love to travel. Cruising is my favorite.”