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Emerie Creative Co - Edmonton Based Jewelry Company

I was young when I started this company. I was a few months from being 20 and hit the pavement fresh out of post-secondary. I had no idea how much I would learn about business along the way. I've always had a love for business, marketing, and finances. When I was young, I never imagined working for a corporation. It never crossed my mind to be an employee. I wanted to the boss. The past four years have been an absolute dream, I love my clients and the opportunities I have been, and continue to be presented. I was unemployed for the first time in a decade when the pandemic hit. My heart broke every time one of my wedding clients and I had to have a chat about the postponement. I couldn't imagine how challenging that would have been for all of you. I am so glad all my 2020 couples have now been securely booked into 2021. I can't wait to capture your days. As far as my commercial clients go, everything went dry as a desert. I'm not essential and my only job became staying home and doing my part to flatten the curve. I listen to a podcast called 'The Health Code'; they chat about health, fitness, business, and side hustles. It got me thinking, I have a business but not a side hustle. I aspired to build a business of quality handmade products. I didn't want to house a company where I designed and others produced. I wanted the full effect. I wanted a way to be creative beyond photography. I was envious of those who could sculpt and mold their ideas. I wanted to make slabs of cute simplistic designs that were floating around in my head. I wanted to make handcrafted jewelry. I made my decision; I was starting a new company. In eight hours I had sourced supplies and packaging, designed a logo, full website, and started an Instagram feed. I was flooded with ideas for designs and created a draft of my styles. Made a rough estimate of the supply costs and price of running the business. I stayed up late and was fully emerged in this. I felt purpose. I had the skeleton of a business, but no products and no consumer. So, onto the next part of the to-do list, products. I gathered my materials from a local art supplies store and picked three designs to attempt. Photography and marketing seemed like a simple part of this project. But, I think it all turned out pretty well. Do you want to see what I've been up to? My shop and Instagram is always up to date: Emerie Creative Co Instagram:

I've always appreciated the support from every one of you, so to say thank you for merging my two communities. I've been overwhelmed by the support thus far and I am so excited to keep building this branding and testing my creativity. This is in no way the end of photography, and I hope to continue both journeys for a very long time.

Handmade Polymer Clay Jewelry Earrings

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