I started off just making jewelry for family and friends. Then I eventually entered craft shows and art exhibition. My first show was at the Visual Art Exchange in Raleigh, NC. From there, I began a collection of hand sculpted wood jewelry, inlayed with gemstones and metal. I would get on the phone and call up boutiques and galleries asking if they were interested in my collection. Finally, I got my break at the Labor of Love Gallery and I just keep going. Persistence is the key!
Describe yourself in three words:
Unique to inspire.
What do you consider your greatest professional achievement?
My first sale.
What are your professional goals for the next six months?
To learn a new skill in jewelry making.
What profession other than your own would you like to attempt?
How do you maintain a work/life balance?
I write everything down.
What websites do you visit every day?
What are your top three favorite people/places/things to do in your city?
Eating a NY Pizza, having a nice glass of wine and visiting handcraft stores.
What is your goal for retirement?
I will never retire, I will keep pursuing great things until the end.
Do you have any advice for women who'd like to start their own company?
Don't let fear hold you back from being GREAT!
Any final comments?
Your passion has to be you. Don't do anything just because everyone else is doing it. Be different. Be creative.
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