Meet this week's featured shop Cherished, and the owner/creator behind the handmade work, Alecia.
Cherished is homemade jewelry and sometimes other things like barrettes and magnets. I try to make simple and classy pieces with funky or slightly different twist.
I started when I was around 15. I've always loved crafting. When I created a new earring, people at church noticed them and wanted a pair, I came up with the name cherished and sold a few earrings at church and then some pieces to a friend of my mom. I'm always trying new crafts but keep coming back to jewelry:)
Networking and actually getting out there to be seen and noticed is the most challenging part of business. I love the craft groups I'm in. They encourage and share and I've learned a lot from them.
My favorite colors are pink and blue, and favorite flower is the rose. I love spring and dabbling in gardening. My fav animal is the dolphin.
My mom prob has been the biggest influence on me creatively. She taught me crocheting and sewing and encouraged me in trying new crafts. Trying new things motivates me. I love experimenting in new projects I love seeing the outcome and sharing how it looks with friends and family.
You can find Cherished on Facebook, Storenvy, Twitter, and Instagram. Alecia is offering one lucky fan a $10 gift certificate to use in her Storenvy shop.
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