Black Forest Beauty & Gifts is a small online and physical shop located in the Winston-Salem, NC (U.S.A.) area since October of 2021. Erin Jay is the founder and creative director of the shop. She is occasionally assisted by her partner, Nick.

Erin was born in Ft. Bragg, NC to two army veterans. She has lived all over the world, including North Carolina, Texas, Germany, and Puerto Rico. She is the head crafter and curator of a small selection of items from other similar businesses.

Erin started this business because she loves all things nature inspired with a retro and spoopy twist. She makes hand made crocheted items, jewelry, and taidermy art.

She currently lives in King, NC, near Pilot Mountain and Hanging Rock state parks. In the fall and winter, a clear view of the Blue Ridge mountains can be seen from the kitchen window of her cottage in the woods. This environment has helped her creativity and inspires her art.

She has an adult son, named Ian. She has a Boxer-mix, two cats, and a pet snake. Her hobbies include fiber arts, traveling, reading, drinking tea, collecting fragrances, and many other things.

Thank you for stopping by and feel free to reach out about anything at all!