Do you believe in trends?

I have always been in the fields where I service my clients. It was all about making them happy. If they needed a wall plastered, it was plastered. If floors needed to be tiled, floors were tiled. If cabinets has to be installed, it was installed. So it was said, so it was done.

Now that I’m in the jewelry business, it’s not just about making clients happy but trying to set trends. I do need to ask…. is that something that is going to really benefit me and my business? Trends die over time, don’t they? I recall MC Hammer pants, Paco jeans, High Top fades, Flannel shirts and much more. Now no one would be caught dead wearing them.

I’ve sold a few pieces I’ve created and I’ve designed a few custom orders. The hardest thing in doing custom orders is selecting stones, figuring out thier personal style and making a statement. My clients seem to be happy with the end product(s) which makes me happy. However, I do wonder is their personal style based on current trends or their personality? Trends can create a big bash and fall quickly. It selections are based on trends, when trends die do we just move on to the next one?

I want a lasting business creating timeless jewels, jewels that in 5 years can still trigger the words: “That is beautiful”.

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Is Bulky Better?

I’ve been speaking to wife about the trends, the likes and the fashions. I created a few pieces inpired by my wife and a few pieces where I was just inspired. So, ladies… what’s your thoughts? Is bulky better???

Inspiration

I’m here with my wife watching a show on TLC about fashion and new designers. The question that is asked to everyone is: What is your inspiration?

Of course my wife turned to me and asked me… what is your inspiration? I had to really think about that. After I stumbled on a few words trying to explain myself….but I think I got it! My inspiration comes from:

– my wife / my family: I create, my wife reviews it. I look at her style and get opinions from her friends and other family members. I don’t want to follow trends but set trends.

– nature: Coming from a career where I brought furniture and woods back to its natural state. I love to see things in thier orginal state.

– my heritage (the Caribbean): Growing up in the Caribbean, was a beautiful thing. Carnival, fetes, mas camps, etc… The vibe, the music, the culture is so colorful.

I want to bring all these things to All Of We Jewels.

Hello world!

Life is a funny thing. Just one year ago, I was plastering walls, mixing concreate and installing cabinets. Now, I’m buying beads, designing jewelry and trying to claim my niche in the fashion world. What started out as a hobby as a teen is now my livelihood. Due to Uncle Sam and his cut-backs, I had to figure what I could do to support  my family and something I was good at. Hence, All Of We Jewels was born. 

This blog is not just about promoting my line but the issues that arise with small business owners, trials and errors, finding my path, positive messages and being myself.

I’m learning you gotta take the good with the bad and configure it to what works best for you. 

Soi’m saying….. Hello World!  This is my story!

NM