In 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 studying sculpture and sterling silver jewelry design, with particular interest in organic textures.  In February, 2006 he left his full time career at Sony, 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".