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Odyssey & Yve, started in 2012 in Reno, Nevada, is the brainchild of Mary-Ann Andrews, proudly named after her daughters, Odyssey and Yvette. Mary-Ann began sewing at the age of 5 when, after asking for a needle and thread to make doll clothes, her father taught her how to use a sewing machine. She fell in love! Over the years, she has done countless alterations for her clients, crafted wedding and special occasion wear, designed prototypes for children's headboards, and will tackle projects that most seamstresses find boring. When making wedding or bridesmaid dresses, she would use leftover fabric to craft handbags for that special day. Nothing bothered her more than to see one of the ladies walk through the door with a purse over her shoulders that clashed with that beautiful dress! This gave her the idea to create unique purses and handbags from repurposed fabrics and materials. Mary-Ann was born and raised in Mobile, Alabama, has three wonderful children and five grandchildren who affectionately call her "Nana."
Terry Marie Onu, co-owner of Odyssey & Yve, born and raised in Chicago, Illinois, obtained her BA in Business Management. As a stay at home mom, Terry’s creativity blossomed busying herself with sewing her son’s Halloween costumes, volunteering to work with arts and crafts at her son’s school, creating awesome children’s birthday parties creating all handmade decorations from the party activities to the cake. After attending classes at Cerritos City College, Terry discovered that she also enjoys woodworking. When her son reached high school age, Terry started a career in real estate. When working with sellers, she was often asked for staging tips. She discovery that she loved creating unique spaces using unique items. All of the experience Terry gained from her sewing, crafting, jewelry making, woodworking and other creative activities brought her to the realization that she wanted to share her artistic creations with others. She decided to partner with her long-time friend, Mary-Ann, and open Odyssey & Yve in Long Beach, California.
Beauty, of course, is in the eye of the beholder, but quality should never be a compromise. No matter what you're looking for, Odyssey & Yve strives to provide customers with quality goods and services. Our commitment is to provide you with the highest level of customer service because we understand that we are privileged to have your business. And, we love it when our clients are having fun and smiling!