During December of 2004, Tim used a construction hammer, a Leatherman, a smooth river rock and a 1979 penny (his birth year) to create this handmade necklace for his girlfriend.  Tim spent the next year learning sculpture and sterling silver jewelry design with an emphasis on texture and imperfection.  In February, 2006 he left his full time career at Sony Music and on the same day, launched Pennyroyal with the release of his first collection of original sterling silver creations known now as "The Original 7".