By Joey McWilliams
BRYAN COUNTY – Mary Rosson started in Caddo and made it to Calera. But she took a long route to get there.
Rosson was born and raised in Caddo and graduated as a Bruin. An employment opportunity took her to Denison, where she worked 11 years as a sewing machine operator, and supervisor before the Levi Strauss plant closed. When the plant closed she applied and was promoted to production manager in Albuquerque, N.M.
Her time with Levi’s took her to several cities, including San Antonio and Dallas. As time went by, she transitioned into the Occupational Safety and Health field, where she wrote safety policies and procedures, in addition to providing OSHA training as she consulted to 13 Levi facilities.
But in time, Rosson has made her way back to Bryan County. In 2009, she came back to the area she has always called home.
“I grew up here,” Rosson said. “Most of my family is here.” “No matter where I lived, this is where my heart was.”
Now living in Calera, Rosson is staying busy in another field. She has started working as a consultant with Magnabilities Jewelry Co.
“I have a friend who got into the business,” Rosson said. “We went to a function together she was telling me about it and I thought I need something to get me up in the morning and out of the house.
“I’m too young to be retired, but I’m too old to work a full-time job, as far as I’m concerned. Don’t want to. I thought this would be fun.
“I could work it when I want to and have fun doing it. I like dressing up. I like fashion. I like jewelry. And I thought this could be a good fit for me.”
Based in the state of Washington, Magnabilities is a company with jewelry that can be customized with photos or graphics simply by changing the inserts in the base of pendants, keychains, bracelets, lanyards or more
“This jewelry is a great gift for the person who has everything, because you can personalize it,” Rosson said. “It is a way to capture memories that will last through generations.”
Rosson has been selling the jewelry to individuals, individuals are hosting jewelry parties and Mary offers her product as a fundraiser to organizations.
She also encourages others to Share the Attraction to become a Magnabilities consultant.
“I am wanting consultants who want their own business to work as little, or as much as they want, earn money and have fun. I will mentor them and assist them in any way I can, so that they will be successful”
The girl who took the long way from the north part of the county took the south part will be available in the area through the month of November to visit with people to sell her product and talk about business.
This includes a new event in the area this year, the Magnolia Christmas Festival on Nov. 17-18, where she will be set up.
Rosson can be contacted at (580) 434-2494 and her site can be viewed at maryrosson.magnabilities.com.