Business Spotlight: Uneena’s
When Uneena wraps up her workday as an administrative assistant at U of L’s Division of Nephrology and Hypertension, she makes her way to Mellwood to start her fun job: making and selling jewelry. For Uneena, coming into her shop is a way for her to engage her creativity and forget about the stresses of the day.
While she’s always had a creative streak, Uneena discovered her passion after taking a jewelry making class here at Mellwood 10 years ago. After speaking with the teacher about what she wanted to do with her creations, Uneena opened her studio/shop with her sister, Kay, and began selling their work.
When entering her shop, you’ll find an assortment of necklaces, bracelets, and earrings. While some of her glass bead work is still available, Uneena has been transitioning to natural stones and crystals. The gems she works with all carry special meanings and dictate the shape each piece ultimately takes. If you have an idea for a piece or would like to have an existing piece of jewelry further customized, Uneena does take special custom orders. To see more of her work, or to have something custom made, be sure to visit her shop, Uneena’s, here at the Mellwood Art Center.