Clay loves colors, flowers and nature


VAN WERT – Van Werts Beth Clay will never forget the day when it was “too quiet” in the flower shop where she was employed. Family members recognized her creative talent and suggested that she start her own flower shop.

“It wasn’t difficult because I learned a lot in the flower shop,” says Clay, who originally worked in a restaurant business.

“I started playing with flowers and creating bouquets and other ways to use my floral creativity when I started my own business,” said Clay. “My first wedding was in 1999 with my brother and sister-in-law. I loved it. They told me I had to do this on a full-time basis. “

Clay said she soon discovered that she loved working from home. She said she enjoyed it more when she could control it from home.

Soon Clay added another dimension to their business – crocheting and crafting from the heart with meaningful mottos on them.

“My mother taught me to crochet. All of that gave me the well-rounded business I wanted, ”said Clay. “The heart creations gave me the variety I wanted. My favorite heart motto is: ‘Be quiet and know that I am God.’ “

Clay found she makes saddles, burial vases, wreaths, booty, wedding bouquets, corsages, boutonniere, and centerpieces of all sizes. She found that no custom-made product is too big or too small.

“I adjust fresh and silk flower arrangements and deliver them on site,” says Clay. “I offer shipping of some items at the customer’s expense. I also offer free consultations for any occasion.

“I do what you want as a customer, not what I want to do,” Clay continued. “I am not happy until you are happy. If you can put a flower in or on top of it, I probably did or I’ll try until I get it right. I adapt everything to your needs and promise that I will work with you.

“I love colors, flowers and art,” continued Clay. “I love music and I love working with music, all kinds of music. I love drowning out the world and playing everything from Christian to rap. I put it on my cell phone and let it play. “

Clay said that some of her earliest memories of “flowers” are picking “Lillie of the Valley” at her grandma’s feet.

“When I think about it, I think about the most important thing I enjoy doing is helping create memories for people,” says Clay, who lives in Van Wert with her husband and two children. “When I’m not inside to indulge my passion for flowers, I am indulging in my gardening passion outside. This is what life is all about, enjoying your passions. “


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