The Main Ingredient
TIME is my main ingredient. Without time and the shifting of monetary eras, there is no token lady.
Prior to moving to LA from New Jersey, I had a compelling desire to create some kind of a wearable expression that was part roots, part sentiment, and 100% unique. Something I knew would only be recognized by true Jersey.
I made that first ring and began my token life across the country.
Fast forward through the exciting chapters of traveling and living in different states — we’ll come back to that. I was collecting tokens along the way to expand beyond rings.
The fan favorite What Exit pieces were born, and I flew them down to Florida to pop up in the Snowbird Capital. There, a Jersey born show-goer admiring an *Exit 82* keychain was approached by a fellow shopper who said, “No way, we’re from Exit 82 too!”
These little Jersey connections are the fuel that keep me going. What a ride!
This ride has taught me all about time. Speed is distance over time. Making with my hands has literally forced me to find the pace of my life. (Spoiler: it slowed me way down!)
The real token story? It’s the accumulation of fast and furious memories of paying tolls (or scamming them!) up and down the good ol’ Garden State Parkway.
This amazing journey is truly a marathon. The tokens arrive from supporters when my supply is low — along with all the inspiration I need to repurpose them into one-of-a-kind wearable mementos.
Even the generations who have never seen a token before are loving Token Jersey!
Thank you, from the center of my token, for everyone’s continued generosity, donations of tokens, for cheering me on, and helping others to live their token life.
Drive kind !