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Kelly Mercer is an entreprenuer, blogger, marketer, designer, and jewelry artist based in Wilmington, North Carolina.  She graduated with a bachelor's degree in Marketing at the University of NC at Wilmington.  Kelly has been designing and maintaining web pages & blog for Coastal Designs for 6 years now.

In 2006, Kelly started her own small business to pursue her passion in jewelry making.  She specializes in handmade retro-inspired hair accessories and jewelry for women and young girls.  One of her beaded bobby pins, 'Rock and Roll,' was featured in Real Simple magazine in November/December 2009 issue.

She also likes to blog - mostly about artists/designers, handmade items, and the list goes on.  Last Fall, Kelly started a new blog series called Meet This Handmade Artist to interview talented artists and designers about their artwork, business, and themselves. She did one for her jewelry business, Retroeighties Accessories & Jewelry, as well.