New Magnet Works Artist, Caroline Simas, Tells the Story of Her Faith Cross Design [VIDEO]

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One of the newest artists to join our Magnet Works family – Caroline Simas – was interviewed on WCNC’s Charlotte Today show!

In her interview, Caroline tells the touching story behind our new Faith Cross collection that will debut at Gift markets in January.

Check out her interview here!

Caroline Simas on WCNC TV

Faith Cross by Caroline Simas

A portion of the proceeds from this Faith Cross collection will be donated to the Sloan Chambers Fund, which will benefit Levine Children’s Hospital in Charlotte, NC specifically the Pediatric Hematology/Oncology and the Bone Marrow Transplant Program.

This Faith Cross design was created specifically in memory of Sloan Preston Chambers. Sloan was diagnosed with mast cell leukemia at only age 13. She was the only recorded pediatric case in the world with this type of leukemia. Although Sloan lost her battle in September 2011, her story continues to touch the lives of many.

You can read more about Sloan’s story and the story behind this Faith Cross on Caroline’s blog.

We are so blessed to be partnering with Caroline who touches so many with her art, her message, and her generous spirit.

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10 Responses to “New Magnet Works Artist, Caroline Simas, Tells the Story of Her Faith Cross Design [VIDEO]”

  1. Caroline Simas Says:

    I feel so fortunate to be partnering with Magnet Works and look forward to celebrating together in Atlanta in January! Truly honored that the Faith Cross design will be helping The Sloan Chambers Fund and bless other children fighting pediatric cancer. Thank you, thank you Magnet Works!
    Caroline

  2. birthday give away! | Multiple Blessings Says:

    […] folks at Magnet Works for featuring our partnership and the Faith Cross design on their blog here *********************************************** Happy weekend and Christmas blessings to you […]

  3. Demdaco launch! | Multiple Blessings Says:

    […] These will hopefully carried by gift shops, florists, and garden centers! This goes so well with my Rooted in Faith collection for Magnet Works! You may remember that from here. And here is the collection of frosted glass votives called Let […]

  4. Part II Americasmart-Magnet Works! | Multiple Blessings Says:

    […] this to happen.  If you don’t know the story, you’ll want to read that here and here. God’s hand is so clearly evident in every detail. Sue was especially touched by […]

  5. Sweet Retailers | Multiple Blessings Says:

    […] Here’s an example…many of you know the story  about how the Faith designs came to be in memory of sweet Sloan Chambers. Well they were kind enough to talk to stores in our area and ask the store owners  to keep the […]

  6. Sweet Retailers | Multiple Blessings Says:

    […] Here’s an example…many of you know the story about how the Faith designs came to be in memory of sweet Sloan Chambers. Well they were kind enough to talk to stores in our area and ask the store owners to keep the […]

  7. Welcome to the Virtual Grand Opening of MultipleBlessings.net! | Multiple Blessings Says:

    […] In December 1988, Sue Todd had a simple idea…a high-quality decorative mailbox cover that could be changed seasonally for the holidays. Her husband, Curt, spent about $20 on materials to make a prototype. They decided on flexible vinyl for durability and insisted on screen printing for fade-resistance. But they were stuck when it came to an easy attachment method. The solution revealed itself one evening when Curt went to the refrigerator for some ice cubes. He noticed a flexible magnetic calendar attached to the freezer door. “I grabbed it and ran outside,” Curt recalls the moment. “It was dark, 20 degrees, snowing, and I was wrapping a calendar around our mailbox in my slippers.” The concept of MailWraps® magnetic mailbox covers was born. But it wasn’t immediately successful. For years, Sue operated the small mail-order operation in the basement of their home. As the volume slowly grew, she hired a neighbor, then her mother, then Curt’s mother to help assemble the product. Things really took off in 1999 when the couple began licensing artwork from popular artists. The business moved from their basement in January 2001 into a 3,000 sq. ft. office warehouse. Ten years later…Magnet Works outgrew another building. The company is now in its 5th location in the past 10 years, a 50,000 sq. ft. facility. An unprecedented 26 of the company’s 43 terrific employees are either relatives or neighbors. Now that’s a family business! *This is truly one of the kindest family-owned businesses I have ever encountered. I am so honored to have Magnet Works, Ltd.  as a licensing partner and have been so touched by their compassionate hearts as we developed the Rooted in Faith Collection… including the faith designs in memory of sweet Sloan Chambers. If you are not familiar with the story, you can read it here.  […]

  8. nikki everhardt Says:

    Where in Charlotte can I get more of “Caroline’s Blessings” ? I love her work!!!

    • Mike Todd Says:

      Hi Nikki! Indeed, Caroline is awesome! She really does amazing work. We have a variety of her work featured in our Expressions collection, and we just launched a new coaster line called DrinkBlots, which you can read about here. If you’re looking for more, I would check out her website – http://multipleblessings.net/ – It’s terrific and has links to where you can find more of her products from other vendors. I hope this helps!

    • Caroline Simas Says:

      Thanks Nikki and Mike:) Nikki, I have some things available in Cotswold Marketplace (near Sharon Amity and Randolph Rd) and some other products available at City Art Works on Woodlawn. Also some of my Magnet Works door mats are at Blackhawk Hardware in Charlotte. Hope that helps! Thank you for your interest in my work. Blessings! Caroline

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