Wow, you guys, I can’t believe this little business has hit double digits! Lew’s Jewelry is 10 years old and boy, has she grown. What was once beaded necklaces, scrabble tiles, dominoes and wire wrapped, little pendants is now this ever evolving metal work production ; change has been the theme of this business. I am so glad I’ve stuck with it!
Can I tell you what the secret is though? I’m by no means well known, I don’t have juried accomplishments, I struggle with the whole Internet and branding side of things and Google analytics? I can literally think of a hundred other things I’d rather do! But what has made this a satsfiying and productive venture is YOU. Customers and friends who purchased from me in the very beginning, who have stuck with me over the years, who have come to shop at my festival booths, who have spread the word about Lew’s Jewelry to other friends, family members and coworkers. YOU have been what has kept this process running!
A walk down memory lane..
I have thought about giving up dozens of times and doubted myself hundreds, but having an opportunity to find what I love to do and get better at my craft, has made me incredibly grateful!
A birthday like this is worth celebrating. Longevity, no matter how many hundreds, or thousands or millions of dollars a small business brings in, is a big deal. Large corporations have long dominated the scene and with each day that goes by, a small business that is still in business is a wonderful victory. Small businesses are passionate about their merchandise, they know it inside and out and when you invest in their products, you are investing in so much more than JUST their product. Small business revenue is far reaching into your local economy and more often than not, you are getting quality and workmanship that far surpasses big box stores.
So cheers to Lew’s Jewelry and cheers to every other small business, handcrafted artist, local shop, passionate entrepreneur or business community. Keep plugging away, keep spreading the word, keep doing what you do best!
P.S. The BEST part about this is that I’m having a giveaway to celebrate! Every week for the month of May, make sure to check Lew’s Jewelry on Facebook and Instagram for your chance to win a sweet piece of jewelry. Plus you can find these birthstone necklace on sale this week at the Etsy shop! <3
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