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All of our products are handcrafted in the USA.

All Jewelry proudly
made in the U.S.A.

Jewelry to inspire, support, and show you care.

About A Different Twist

The story of A Different Twist began in 2001. In response to a fundraising effort for her daughter’s elementary school’s Relay for Life™ Team, Kathi Ellers created a bracelet for the event. The response was overwhelming, and the school team was able to raise thousands of dollars. She continued making bracelets and sold them to other teams, hospital gift shops and others involved in raising funds for cancer research and helping patients and their families. From that small beginning, A Different Twist has grown to a national supplier for quality awareness jewelry for individuals, fundraisers and retail outlets. Our jewelry line now represents over 20 different specific cancers and over 30 other causes. A Different Twist remains committed to strong customer service, attention to individual orders and caring about you—our valued customer.

PattyBeginning in January 2009, Patty Rosencrantz took the reins as the new owner. As the office manager for several years, Patty was familiar with the business and the needs of our special clients.

Patty Rosencrantz NecklacePatty’s background is in graphic design and illustration for the fashion and gift industries. Originally from Connecticut, her career has taken her to New York, Dallas and Seattle before moving to North Carolina almost a decade ago. As a third generation artist, her other creative passions include making polymer clay jewelry and hooked rugs. You can see some of her work at

TheresaSince 2004, Theresa Caroon has been the Beading Production Manager for A Different Twist. As a professional jewelry designer in her own right, she was a runner Teresa Caroon Beaded Discup in the 2008 Swarovski® North and South American Create-Your-Style Contest.

Having lived in Washington state, Texas and Germany, Theresa now makes her home in North Carolina with her husband and three children. When not beading for A Different Twist, she designs websites and creates inspired designs that can be seen on her website

KathiKathi Ellers, the founder, remains a part of the company. As the originator and designer of our jewelry, she now is a consultant, advisor and mentor, and part-time beader. Aside from caring for her husband, two children, 2 dogs, and 2 cats, she is pursuing a career in school guidance counseling.


To place an order, ask a question or make a suggestion,
contact A Different Twist weekdays 10am to 6pm Eastern time.
If the phone is not answered, please leave a message with your name and a
phone number where you can be reached during the day or early evening.
Someone will get back to you as quickly as possible.

You can reach us by phone, email, mail or fax.

Patty Rosencrantz
A Different Twist
602 Hodges St.
Oriental, NC 28571
Phone: (252) 249-3670