What is all this now?
As long as I can remember I’ve wanted to run my own business, and make art. I tried many different avenues, but found my passion with making jewelry. I started making beautiful bead spiders at the request of my aunt, who thought they were really cool. I made several and she asked if she could sell them for me…well SURE! Within a day she was asking me for more and more the next week. After literally hundreds of spiders were sold, I began to expand to making jewelry as gifts for friends and family. Soon after my little sister began urging me to open up an Etsy store to sell my lovely baubles.
So here I am! I want to breathe some life into my newborn Jewelry business Adornments by Ama. To do this I need some help to get started. I estimate my needs for a full start up to be around $7000.
What do you need money for??The startup costs go to lots of different areas. Supplies from a wholesaler, tools, displays, renovation to my work area (Fire safety is good!), storage, packaging, marketing, furthering my education into silversmithing.
Aside from tools and classes, Professional packaging and shipping materials will be needed to ensure that my name, reputation, and quality are represented in every order. Most of this packaging can be made at home, by me once I have the tools needed to turn out professional looking material.
Look I made a chart:
This is hard to explain, but my dream of being able to run my own business has always been overshadowed by my responsibility to my family. I simply could not afford to use income from work for anything besides keeping a roof over our head, food in our bellies, and me in school so that I could begin in a career with job security and financial security.
Meeting this goal of $7000 would completely change my life. My hobby won’t be just a hobby. It will be my dream coming true. It will give me the ability to slowly build my business without the risk of financial ruin, and allow me to follow the path I’ve dreamt of for decades. It will mean my dream isn’t a frivolous hobby that only costs us money – it will be a new door opening to a whole new world of possibilities.
Ok enough of the mushy stuff…..What do I get out of it?
Ok, ok. Well to start you get my never-ending gratitude. Seriously – I can’t emphasize how much your generosity has meant to me.
Above and beyond that…I have shiny things to offer!
(choices will be a mostly random one of a kind spider based on a short survey after the campaign)
A Necklace to match your earrings, a bead spider, and a thank you card with a discount for 35% off in my Etsy store as a token of my gratitude.
A Bracelet to match your necklace and earrings, a bead spider, and a thank you card with a discount for 40% off in my Etsy store as a token of my gratitude.
A matching Hair fascinator to go with your earrings, bracelet, and necklace set, a bead spider, and a thank you card with a discount code for 40% off in my Etsy store…oh and a $100 gift certificate to my store as well (that can be used in conjunction with your discount code…that’s a lot of shiny!!)
Other Ways You Can Help
Even if you can't donate now, you can still help me reach this goal:
- Spread the word to everyone you know who loves jewelry, or spiders, or small business, or shiny objects, or just transforming lives!
- Use the Indiegogo share tools to spread me all over the internet!