What was it that initially inspired you to begin designing jewelry?
I began designing jewelry when my grandma passed away and handed pieces down to me and my aunts. I was designing apparel before, and jewelry stood out to me because it’s timeless and it lasts.
What part of the creative process do you enjoy most?
What pieces do you anticipate will be hot sellers for the holidays?
The Cowrie Infinity Necklace is really hot right now. It’s the design that Omi Woods is nominated for. Our Double Up Coin Stacks are also quite popular. I think people like to be able to make the stack their own, and the Double Up Coin Stacks allow that.
What does being a finalist in the Etsy Design Award mean to you?
I’ve been on Etsy since day one. It’s allowed me to grow the brand and become a better business person. I don’t really think it’s sunk in that I’m among a few jewelry designers selected. You can be in your own little silo as a seller in your shop, so it’s nice to know that your work is being acknowledged and your designs are getting the attention of others.
What has been helping you to stay motivated, or feel good, during COVID?