Wednesday, February 25, 2015


Bella Vita Jewelry is Seeking a Studio Assistant/Retail Shop Manager
  I am in search of a studio assistant/retail shop manager. This person should have a strong desire to see a small business grow and flourish and must be a dedicated professional wanting to help in all aspects of such growth. A creative spirit is a must as well as a willingness to learn from me and on your own. Jewelry making skills, basic knowledge of jewelry, experience working in small, independent businesses, photography, and graphic design are all huge bonuses.
 This position is part time (20 hours/week) and the hours are somewhat flexible but requires evening events from time to time and at least 2 weekends a month. Pay is based on experience.

 Other qualities we are looking for are; a person that is tidy, pays attention to detail, always organized, takes notes, spends time learning, is self motivated, has a strong desire and drive to work, offers excellent customer service, has a great attitude, and has reliable transportation. Pay for this position is based on experience and I am looking to fill the position as soon as possible. 

  Does this sound like you? Are you ready to commit to a small business that is growing? To apply, email your resume and any work experience to

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Tell it Tuesday: Being Boss

 Tell it Tuesday is a new series of posts I am starting. I'll be telling you all about products I love, local business I can't live with out, podscasts and music that rule my life, and just about anything I am a fan of. I hope to post weekly if time allows. 

  First up is a new weekly podcast called "Being Boss," a podcast for creative entrepreneurs by Kathleen Shannon and Emily Thompson. These ladies lay it all out and tell it like it is. The free podcasts are great for beginning entrepreneurs and experienced business owners too. I would recommend it to anyone that is interested in starting a creative business. For me, as an experienced business owner, I enjoy hearing other peoples stories and daily struggles and how they deal with them.
Kathleen and Emily each have full time jobs in addition to Being Boss...
I had the pleasure of working with Kathleen and her business Braid Creative for my re-branding a few years ago. Check them out individually and check them out as Being Boss. 

  I would love to hear your daily struggles and how you deal with them in the comments. Or any questions you may have about being a creative entrepreneur!

Thursday, February 5, 2015

52 Weeks of Bronze Pendants - Week 3

Medieval Village Pendant made from a brass picture button from the late 1800's - early 1900's. 
When I unearthed this button at my Grandmother's house it immediately reminded me of driving through the Italian countryside last Spring. On one of our days in Tuscany my family and I took a bus to the village that my Great Great Grandparents were from. It was a 5 hour drive one way so it was a great way to see a lot of Italy from Siena down to the Abruzzo region. We would be driving along the Autostrada and come upon medieval cities built on top of mountains. This button immediately reminded me of those villages and what I think they look like!

Original button image and necklace design are coming soon!
Sorry this is a lame post for Week 3. I am traveling and wanted to post something instead of getting behind and posting nothing :) I will update this when I get home.

Also, I am at market buying lots and lots of gemstones and other fun stuff. Follow along on facebook and instagram!