For this feature, we will take a peek inside the world of Lynda of Bellissima Jewelers.
Tell us about yourself.
I am a stay at home, homeschooling mother of 6 awesome children ages 3-12 years old.
Bellissima Jewelers offers great quality, up-to-date, stylish jewelry for all woman! We have a lifelong love for natural beauty and translate that into our selections. I hand select every component of our jewelry which includes natural stones, Swarovski Crystal, sterling silver, Bali Silver, countess styles of beads, leathers and other natural elements. I reject plastic materials, imitations and stretchy string - we only craft genuine, quality bracelets, earrings and necklaces that our customers can enjoy for a lifetime.
When did you start creating? Why?
I believe I was born creating. It is simply something I have done since I was a small child. The bold, rich colors and endless variety of gem stones provides me with endless ways to express my creativity. I enjoy making something that people will be proud to wear.
How do you balance your business with your family?
As a homeschooling mother of six children having balance is the only way I can succeed at life. I have the love and support of my like minded husband, so we work as a team to keep things running as smoothly as possible. We share responsibilities so we both have balance and gratification in all the aspects of our lives.
What has been the most difficult aspect of being a Mommy with a Small Business?
Staying organized and keeping all of the pieces moving forward. Giving my children the attention they need and deserve while spending time on building the shop and the business.
Seeing both my family and my jewelry business grow and flourish.
Do you have any tips for other moms with a small/home business?
Only produce and sell what you love. If you are organic and an environmentalist, do not compromise on that in your work for money, it will show up in your end product. Believe in what you do and do it with integrity!
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