YOU LOVE DESIGNING, YOU’RE MOTIVATED TO SUCCEED, BUT YOU DON’T KNOW WHAT ADVICE TO FOLLOW NEXT...
You’re a creative person and you’re motivated to design a collection that expresses who you are and what you love. Do you dream of getting your collection out there, and turning your creative ideas into a business that matters? A business that let’s you live life with financial independence, and one that offers the rewards of doing something that reflects all your inner talents and your vision?
I’m here to tell you that you don’t need to feel overwhelmed because you are exactly where you are supposed to be right now. Take a deep breath and know that everything you need to learn to make your business a success is totally achievable. You have what it takes to “make it” and you don’t need to have everything in place all at once.
I can see what you can’t yet see... like the strengths you already have, what’s missing on your website, and how to bring elements together to make your collection a BRAND. Let me join you in your journey to your dream business. I made all the mistakes... you don’t have to!
Hi, I’m Patricia
I started the Jewelry Making Website 11 years ago with a dream to share my knowledge of the jewelry industry with people just like you. I personally know how long it's possible to doubt your own vision and forsake your creative and intuitive ideas when you think everyone else has all the right answers.
There is no business that's worth growing if it doesn’t contain the best element behind it... and that's YOU. Your business is the energetic extension of you, so stop doubting who you are and what you can do because you have what it takes to build the business of your dreams. I want to help you get there.
I started designing jewelry 30 years ago. When I was in my early twenties I dreamed of being an entrepreneur. I had all sorts of creative talents, but no idea of how to put my talents into a viable business.
After studying fashion design and graduating from college, I worked in an office, got depressed, quit my job and found myself looking for work in the beginning of a recession. Needless to say, jobs were scarce so I started making things in my tiny bachelor apartment. Before I knew it I was making jewelry. No matter what I made, every piece took me one hour and I loved every piece I created.
Ignorance is bliss, because if I had known then that, years later, I'd want to issue a recall on all those pieces due to bad design, I would never have pursued my vision to become a jewelry designer. To this day I still love jewelry design and even more than that, I love entrepreneurship and passing on my knowledge.
For most of my 30 years in this industry I have made a living predominantly from selling my work at craft shows and to retail stores, but everything changed in November of 2017.
On November 2nd of that year, my youngest child, Hailey, was diagnosed with Leukemia. Our world was turned upside down. Hailey had just turned 10 and after suffering from a series of health concerns (one that had her in a wheelchair for six months) we learned the underlying cause of her health issues.
It was hard to fathom that she would need two and a half years of treatment. It was a devastating time and it changed everything. As I write this now, Hailey is about three weeks away from finishing treatment and doing well. I’ll tell you it was super tough. She is the strongest person I know.
I backed away from my business, put my writing projects on the back burner, and focused on Hailey’s treatment and getting our family through this new journey. What I learned is that you don’t have to feel strong to know you are strong. Half the time neither Hailey, or I, felt strong because each phase of the treatment brought many new fears and anxieties.
It was a self leveling situation...
When life throws crazy things at you, sometimes all you can do is surrender to the process. Naturally, exhibiting at shows was not doable anymore. I had neither the energy, nor the focus. I couldn’t do anything that took me away from being able to take Hailey to the hospital on a moment’s notice.
No matter how much you try to hang onto a familiar way of living, life tells you when to let go, so I let go and focused on being guided. I discovered that I only wanted to live life by following my intuition and by opening to being led rather than forcing what I thought should happen in life.
It freed me up...
Letting go of my craft show career was a big step, but it has freed me to pursue dreams of coaching creative business owners and publish books on topics that are dear to my heart.
Ten years ago I started writing a book about the dangers of lead in jewelry and craft supplies. A topic that is deeply concerning and one that I feel an impassioned sense of responsibility in terms of spreading the word.
If you haven’t already visited my dangers of lead page you can find it here. This is a topic that most people don’t know that they need to know. Education on this topic is not only for the sake of of one's personal health, but for the sake of the children who are at risk, and to protect one's business from liability.
I’ve decided to not only write the book in order to educate, protect, and create a movement, but to also raise money for the Hospital for Sick Children, where Hailey has received the most amazing care. As I grow this movement, I intend to also raise money for St. Jude Hospital, a research hospital that treats children no matter the family’s financial circumstances.
My mission is to provide the best, top-quality, information you need to grow your business and feel confident in what you can do... and I want to offer that in a way that uplifts. When you benefit, I benefit. When I benefit, I’ll make sure that children benefit because that is what speaks to me.
I want to see you succeed and if you're on board with your success reaching wide to help others, then please join me and together we can pay it forward. There is no life worth living if it isn’t one that touches other lives and uplifts all those who join us in our journey.