Houston nurse turned jewelry designer popular with Pippa Middleton

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by Mia Gradney / KHOU 11 News

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Posted on July 2, 2013 at 12:30 PM

HOUSTON -- Houstonian Jennifer Welker is another mother of reinvention.

The 30 year-old, mother of two, is a neonatal intensive care nurse turned jewelry designer. 

Welker explains, “I'm really good with my hands because starting IVs (intravenous) on those little babies I was able to hold these small pieces of jewelry and have control where I stamped the pieces (jewelry).”

She’s also a savvy business woman with a risky yet rewarding marketing approach.

She sent two necklaces to Buckingham Palace with hopes one of the Middleton sisters would wear her jewelry. Jennifer couldn’t believe it when Pippa Middleton popped up in a paparazzi picture wearing her necklace.

Since then, sales have soared. Welker’s working on expanding the jewelry line to include earrings and something for men too.

On the web: http://www.goldenthreadshop.com/

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