When I was chair of the costume committee for Tulip Festival, I was in charge of the costumes for the Queen and Court. I have always loved the South Beveland costume but was afraid of the hats, specifically the oorijzers. Working with metals really isn’t in wheel house, so I asked Scott at Windmill Park Jewelers if he would be willing to help me out because he willing to take on a challenge and does beautiful work. I borrowed an oorijzer from someone in town and sent him pictures of more historically accurate pieces, and the next thing I knew Scott had a sample ready for me. We didn’t have to change to much from that sample to what the Queen and Court wore for their costumes, and the oorijzers became one of my favorite parts of the costumes.
I have never made a request of Windmill Park Jewelers that couldn’t be filled. From unique, handcrafted, custom work to engraved name badges for my board members and volunteers, WPJ’s work has been timely and professional. Scott took great care and pride in the custom work we had him create and I continue to receive positive feedback on our professional appearance at art festivals, exhibit openings, and community gatherings.