We love hearing from our customers about the success they have had turning their passion for jewelry making into a successful business. Antoinette frequently visits our Facebook page with elaborate creations from her online store, so we reached out to her and asked if she would like to tell the story of how she created a successful jewelry making business. Her heritage and her love for beading is what sparked the inspiration for her desire to turn it into success.
It started in Spring 2009 in her basement as a hobby. Antoinette says “I have always pursued activities where I could use my artistic talent. I love color and designing and my journey led me to creating my own jewelry line.” This passion for art soon turned into her starting her own business. It’s her love of both fashion trends and the desire to make every women feel beautiful that drives her to keep creating new additions for her line.
A lot of Antoinette’s inspiration also comes from her Czech roots. Often her relatives still living the Czech Republic would send her mom jewelry made from Czech crystals. Most of the time she received ones with garnet color. Antoinette recalls “I loved to look in my mom’s jewelry box and admire the unique jewelry. Some of it looked like it was fit for a queen. I guess my mom and dad named me right when they named me Antoinette.”
She likes to use high-quality silver, semi-precious stones and Swarovski crystals in her designs to ensure that her customers receive special creations. Her focus on more one-of-a-kind pieces rather than mass-produced items is what will make her looks stand above the rest. She hopes to inspire people to celebrate their uniqueness and let their beauty shine with her jewelry. We could not be more proud to help support this dream.
Browse her shop on Etsy or her personal online jewelry store. We’re happy that Antoinette was able to turn a passion into success. If you’re just starting out and looking for a way to sell your designs, check out our Seller’s Secrets page where we share helpful ways to develop your jewelry-making business.
We want to hear your story, too! Send us your jewelry design to our blog for beaders e-mail to be featured as one of our customer success stories. Share your stories and inspire others to get creative! Mail them to [email protected].