I believe that every woman deserves beautiful, customized jewelry no matter her budget. Everything in my shop is designed and handmade by me and all $30.00 or less. I have a passion for creating jewelry that is unique and affordable. I work with sterling silver, gold filled, silver and gold plated metals and a wide variety of different stones. I also offer personalized jewelry and I love to partner with my customers where they can take my current designs and add their own special customization to make jewelry unique to themselves.
On 10-16-13, I took the final step to 'own my life'. It was a 6 year journey that I never would have imagined when I first walked into a craft supply store with $100 in my pocket.
I began making jewelry in 2006 after attending a home jewelry party. I fell in love with all the beautiful designs the artist brought to sell and I wanted it all, but couldn't justify the $50 - $100 price tags! I left the party and drove straight to a jewelry supply store and went crazy buying supplies. At that point a new hobby was born. Well, as most hobbies go, that lead to more purchases and more money being spent. But, I was hooked!
In 2007, I stumbled upon Etsy while browsing for jewelry ideas and thought it would be fun to sell my own jewelry. My only goal was to sell enough jewelry to keep me in my buying habit, which had seriously gotten out of hand!
When I sold my first piece of jewelry 2 weeks after opening my shop, I knew that this was my future. I found that I loved all aspects of running my own business; from making the jewelry, photographing it, communicating with my customers, and most surprising to me, the sales and marketing of my company.
I then spent the next 5 years trying to figure out how I could quit my job to run my business full-time. It took a lot of hard work, missteps, tears, and sacrifice. But, finally, on 10-16-13, I handed in my resignation letter and left the corporate world for good. I now have the wonderful opportunity to run my business full-time, and when I'm not making jewelry and running my company, I'm meeting and networking with other women who want to pursue their life passion and live the life they are meant to live.
It's time for all of us to: Own our passion. Own our dreams. Own our lives. Own it.