Since starting the business six month ago, Curry has been selling the ribbons online and at events around town.
She runs the business out of her Charleston residence. Without a storefront, she relies on word of mouth and the business generated from Metal Ribbon's website and Facebook page.
"We've shipped them quite a few places," Curry said. "We've shipped two childhood cancer ribbons to Florida, [some] to Ohio, Virginia. I think once people see them, they'll want them, but pictures don't always do them justice."
Curry and her husband relied on their own money to start the business, she said.
"We had to be committed," she said. "We're using our own resources. We didn't get a loan. [We have] good faith that it will take off."
The mother of 3-year-old Charlie and 7-month-old Jackson said the past six months of being a business owner have been busy.
"It's hard," she said of balancing motherhood and the business. "I'm up early wrapping ribbons because [I] can't just take two hours out of my day to work on the business."
At the same time, Curry, who earned a business degree at the University of Charleston, said working has been good for her. She's wanted to return to work since she gave up her position as a project manager at Pray Construction Company when her mother became ill, she said.
"That's been good for me, to do that kind of thing," Curry said. "I worked three days a week when my first was born."
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Reach Lori Kersey at lori.ker...@wvgazette.com or 304-348-1240.