Today, my shop Fanciful Wish Jewelry, marks it’s 3rd year anniversary. It reminds me that my son will be 3 years old in August. I started making macrame bracelets because I was pregnant and bored since I took a break from working at a spa as a massage therapist.
After selling the bracelets to some friends and family, I decided, why not open an Etsy shop? So that’s how it started. I’ve made a few mistakes along the way but it’s all about learning and growing! That’s what I try to do.
I went from making macrame and wax cord bracelets to hand stamping metal and dyeing silk. And it’s been an eye-opening, creative ride for sure. I love creating and learning different ways to make jewelry. There is still so much I want to learn.
A lot of people still ask me what I do on the days my son is in preschool, which is twice a week and I say “I work.” And they look at me weird. Ha ha! I guess it doesn’t seem like work at all when you are playing around with tools and working from home. But it is.
There is stamping to do, polishing, ordering supplies, organizing paperwork and supplies. Updating my Etsy shop with information or new items, replying back to my customers. Packaging orders and creating new items all take time also and not to mention the photos I have to take of my items.
Dyeing ribbons is another involved process. I cut, prep, wash, mix, dye, sew, and photograph those as well. But it’s a work I love doing. So thank you to all my customers for giving me a chance and helping me to keep running for 3 years.
I dye ribbons and sell them individually but the ribbons I used for the ribbon wrap bracelets (in photo above) are made by some awesome women in Wisconsin who I think make the best dyed silk ribbons around. I love love love their ribbons and one day hope my ribbons can reach that level of perfection! (probably never!)
So here is to maybe another 3 years in the business or more? One can only dream and hope! I’m adding more new items made of leather and even brought back the macrame bracelet for nostalgia sake so check out my shop: Fanciful Wish Jewelry.
For a limited time only you can use this coupon code: 3YEARS and get 15% off your order. It’s my way of saying thank you for supporting me these past 3 years.
Mahalo Nui Loa! (Thank you very much)