So really quick here’s a little background on the name…I’ve always been a bit of a free spirit (my husband calls me a hippie!) so I’ve been thrilled to see this ongoing trend of bohemian and hippie style fashion that has been emerging. Plus for those who know me at all know I have a slight obsession with anything french (and I have an odd love of alliterations!) …bijoux is french for jewels so…there you have it! 🙂
So here’s what I came up with…
Last Wednesday, on November 1st, we hosted our first online #LaunchParty. I spent the weeks leading up to that furiously working to crank out as much product as I could, take all of product photos, design packaging, and marketing the company and collections. I must say the Launch Party was a huge success. I said I’d be lucky if I could get one sale, and I did way more than that. Now, shop visits have slowed since then, but that initial push was very encouraging. I even got one of my happy customers to post a picture of them wearing their new #StatementNecklace
I’m in the process of working on a charity for the #FightAgainstHunger with a local company, Half United. (We Support Half United) I’ve set a goal to more than double my product totals by Thanksgiving. Plus I’ve spent the last 2 days working to get this blog set up. I didn’t sleep at all last night so that might be why this is reading like a list – sorry!
This isn’t the first company I’ve owned. I actually have a bachelors degree in graphic design so I had another shop on Etsy, Grid Creative Studio, where I designed and produced special event invitations. I made many connections while doing this that I ended up doing more marketing and promotion work for the people I met. I actually preferred that, but I was ready for a change.
Jewelry making has always been just a hobby, I’d make things as gifts for friends and family, I even made my bridesmaid’s their jewelry.
Anyway, this blog is going to be a place for me to share my journey in my new business venture, hopefully provide some newbie some helpful advice, follow current jewelry trends, and hunt for tons of beautiful diy crafts we can make together! I welcome your input and I’m so excited to see where this journey takes me! In the meantime, head on over to my shop and check out all of our current inventory more is coming!