The Schatzley family has been designing, repairing, and appraising jewelry for more than three decades. Jack Schatzley's IRS- and court-approved appraising skills (typically $65 for the first item and $35 for each additional item) make the studio a sparkling choice for treasure-exams. Renee Schatzley's custom-jewelry talents—mined by bauble-fans who wish to give one-of-a-kind engagement rings or design their own pendants—give her a shimmering backbone of design skills. Services include fixing broken chains, resetting diamonds, resizing finger trinkets, and reconstructing rings that have been mangled during games of monster-truck pattycake. Schatzley's recutting service wicks chips and scratches off of gems, using the offending flaws and excess gem powder as glitter in high-quality children's craft projects.
School Matters helps students at Toledo Public Schools and Toledo charter schools assemble a new outfit or uniform from an inventory of decorous clothes for boys, girls, and 10-year-old headmasters. For gents, crisp Dickies pair nicely with polos and sweater vests, whereas girls can round out their own navy cardigans with brown plaid skirts or slacks. Jackets featuring characters such as Spongebob and Disney princesses add a touch of whimsy to the classic ensembles.
Costume Holiday House's inventory of wigs, makeup, suits, and party supplies enables costume changes ranging from spooky to comical. Customers can dress themselves as everything from pop-culture icons to terrifying specters and macabre forms, and an ample supply of wigs and accessories form the basis of inventive costumes that don’t require full-body suits or rubber masks. In addition to wearable Halloween goods, the shop also sells fog machines and animated props that set the stage for monster mashes and haunted houses. Costume Holiday House accommodates dress-up even in the Halloween off-season, with theater costume rentals for schools and community plays, or Second Skin colored bodysuits for showing team spirit at a baseball game or camouflaging into the green-screen background at local commercial shoots.
Under the expertise of owner and board-certified aesthetician Nancy Young, skincare professionals at dbts Skin Bar-Corporate use zone-by-zone facial mapping to create custom skin therapy. With high-end Dermalogica products in tow, staffers fight a variety of dermal foes, including acne blemishes, fine lines, hyperpigmentation, and scars in the shape of ATM PINs. Using a blend of antioxidants, glycolic acids, and fruit acids, treatments such as advanced rejuvenating chemical peels strip away the exterior layer of skin to promote collagen production and unearth healthier new skin. Other skin-therapy treatments diminish hyperpigmentation or slow the process of aging. Not only do the specialty treatments leave skin smoother, but the light-based hair-removal services contribute to a sleeker façade.
Nestled in the Kerrytown Market & Shops, Elephant Ears swaddles babies in a bevy of fair-trade, organic, and sustainable apparel and accessories made from natural fibers. The store seeks out manufacturers with ethical business practices, and a large portion of its inventory is crafted outside of the United States, in countries such as Israel, Canada, and New Zealand. Bright colors, interesting patterns, and comfortable fabrics set apart Elephant Ears' cloth diapers, wearable blankets, and baby slings perfect for sneaking extra buffet portions.
Fourth Ave Birkenstock’s foot fanciers have been shodding the soles of comfort-seeking shoe lovers for more than 20 years. Standing alongside the extensive Birkenstock shoe and sandal collection, other cushy footwear lines, such as Simple, Bogs, Vibram FiveFingers, and Halflinger, jostle for browsers' affections.