The Love Ring: the product that started it all... Who would have guessed that a ring made out of wire could have started all this?
All it took was a little inspiration. I saw a similar product on Pinterest, and my entrepreneur mind immediately thought, 'I can do that.' So I picked up some old jewelry pliers, sat down and got to work.
Within the first month of opening my Etsy shop I had over 150 orders. In the first 6 months, I had over 1,000. I would wake up at 7am and work all day making orders until 4:30pm so I could get to the post office in time. I'd come home, eat dinner and rest for about an hour, then go right back to work until 4am. I was getting more orders than I could handle, but I was loving every minute of it.
I have always had an entrepreneurial spirit; I was always looking for something I could make and sell myself (and still do!) My family had a yard sale when I was 9 years old, and my friend Jennifer and I set up a table selling wooden frames we had painted. We were JK Krafts, business was boomin', and our parents had themselves a bunch of hand painted JK Krafts originals.
It has always been my dream to run my own business, and I had finally found my start with the Love Ring. I started my Etsy shop on June 19th, 2012, and have not turned back since. Without the Love Ring, I wouldn't be where I am today. As I said in my Behind the Design post, Hint of Charm would not be the shop it is today.
Thank you, Pinterest, and thank you Love Ring!