Friday, October 27, 2017

Opportunity May Be Knocking, But I Doubt Hollywood Will Be



I was a stay at home mom for years.  I have worked part time for our family business, but I have never had a "career" or done anything on my own.

Successfully raising three wonderful kids will always be my biggest accomplishment and what I am most proud of.  We went through a rough time and I have been a 100% single parent the last 10 years.

I have been making jewelry off an on for a few years, but when I picked it back up this summer I also decided to start blogging again.

It isn't always easy to put yourself out there and take a risk of failing or embarrassing yourself.  There was something in my heart that pushed me to put all fears aside and go for it.  The direction my jewelry, Etsy shop, and blog are going in has almost felt out of my control.  I have prayed about it and I feel like I am making pieces with a purpose and have made a lot of friends along the way.  Some of my friends are out of state customers who have just opened up and we have had great conversations online.  That's the negative of selling online, not being able to see my customer or get to know them, but we have gotten around that messaging back and forth. I have built relationships with the people I buy from.  One in particular is the girl I work with when I order my charms.  Her name is Isabella and she is professional when it comes to the product, but we have been able to get to know one another through my charm designs.  She is just a joy to work with.  She's very easy to communicate with.  She never makes me feel stupid or even difficult when we are trying to get the design from my head onto the charms.  She is always friendly and the charms always turn out way better than I imagined.

Isabella asked me if I would be willing to do a video for their website.  She appreciated what I was doing with my charms and how unique and special they are and wanted me to do a video testimonial.  I couldn't say no to her because she is so sweet and what an honor for a company like the  Monterey Company to want me to share my experience with them.  I was all in, but I am not used to doing videos.  Like everything else I have done with my jewelry and blog I just jumped in and did it.  My daughter was the camerawoman and we had fun.  There were a couple of bloopers but we managed to get a video completed.

It is on the website so I wanted to share.  I hope I am just beginning a long relationship with this company and I pray I have success and a lot of great things in the future with my jewelry.  I, however, don't expect or anticipate a call from Hollywood any time soon!

Click the link below and when you see customer testimonials my video is the picture of the green wolf on a charm.

https://www.montereycompany.com/about-monterey-company/testimonials

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