Labor of Love, Enchanted Circle Boutique

This past Sunday was a game-changing day for me as it was the very first day that I featured the jewelry that I hand-craft at a trunk show event.  A couple of months ago my passion for jewelry, accessories and vintage finds hit me like a mack truck.  I decided to indulge that passion, took a series of jewelry classes, attended a gem and jewelry show and set about the business of launching my business, Enchanted Circle LLC.  I launched EnchantedCircleBoutique.com in July and the past couple of months have been exhilarating.

Having passion for what you do is a priceless feeling.  I am so grateful for that feeling I don’t know what to do with myself.    

Every single sale thus far, every single communication from an interested buyer has made me feel a sense of gratitude that is unlike anything I’ve felt before and that feeling is so much greater than the sum total of the monetary transaction.  I have gratitude that the buyer has found beauty in something that I deem to be beautiful, gratitude that the buyer has decided to acquire a piece and give it their own story, and on Sunday, gratitude that the pieces that I hand-crafted were described as being gorgeous, elegant yet edgy, unlike anything that is in the marketplace etc.

On Sunday a potential buyer gave me the best compliment that I’ve received to date, she said – “you’re a very good sales person because I believe what you’re telling me about your pieces, your excitement and your enthusiasm is so authentic…I want to buy from someone like you”.  To know me is to know that I would probably be the worst sales person ever because it is hard for me to fake anything…what this woman saw was passion.

At the event I felt the universe talking to me, telling me to pursue my passion.  I plan on listening.  I don’t expect the journey to be easy but I do expect it to be an extremely interesting ride.

I woke up this morning so grateful to God and the universe that I set a goal for myself (to launch a business) and that I achieved it.  The win is in trying and seeing my plan through to finish.  There are many more things to do – defining and measuring success, giving back to the community, continuing to grow…there’s so much to do and I’m excited to do it.

Below you’ll find pictures from Sunday’s event, courtesy of the amazingly talented photographer Kidada Kendall:

Kidada NK Kendall
contemporary photographer
kidada1022@gmail.com | 202.421.4362

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The Night Before…

It’s 11pm and it feels like the night before my first day of a new grade.  In reality it’s the night before my first day back at work after a week-long relaxing staycation.  The week I took off was absolutely amazing.  In my head I think of the week as “the week of magical living.”  Magical because I went where the wind took me and worked on personal and business development.

I had so many fun and impromptu experiences – jazz in the park, a baseball game, seeing ‘The Butler’, catching up with college classmates, a trip to Easton MD with my mother.  It was all perfect.

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Easton MD, smalltown USA

Perhaps the most perfect thing is the passion I felt for the jewelry store that I launched in July.  Selling beautiful pieces of jewelry and designing a line that I plan on launching in the fall has ignited a grind inside of me, the likes of which I haven’t seen or felt in quite some time.  Tonight I am grateful for passion and creativity and for the feeling of being on the edge and peering over to see what the future just might hold.

Much love

Check out www.EnchantedCircleBoutique.com if you haven’t already had a chance to!