Wanna get to know a super cool lady who makes super cool jewelry??? Deonne from Honeysuckle Road is today's friendly feature. Her accessories are SO personal and cute, and she is just the sweetest of ladies. Go check out her shop!!
How did you get started with your Etsy shop?
I started making jewelry and working with metals as a hobby. I enjoyed being able to give my family & friends gifts with sweet words or quotes that were meaningful to them. I loved Etsy but didn't decide to open my shop until my husband was deployed. I thought it would be good for me to have an extra distraction since at the time we were living several states away from our family & most of our close friends. It didn't necessarily work as a distraction since business was very slow in the beginning but it turned out to be one of the best decisions I've made!
I actually love the work that I do. I enjoy creating personalized pieces that are special to others. I especially enjoy connecting with customers and hearing their stories about why they are buying something in particular or why they want it customized a certain way.
My all time favorite quote is by Gandhi, " Be the change you wish to see in the world." I think it's beautiful, inspiring, and great words to live by.
I would say the best piece of advice for someone just starting would be to be true to yourself and your work, try not to compare yourself to others by how well or how poorly they are doing, be patient, & work hard.
That Gandhi quote is one of my faves as well. I love these inspiring pieces!
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Thanks so much Deonne for sharing your work with us, and giving us a boost of sweetness and inspiration.