Where It All Began
Jennifer's Jewels was started with a love for business, creating, gifting and being a mother. I had my first son and when he was a few months old, I was needing to find daycare to return to work. Well, I tried...many daycares...and then went into my job one day and quit on the spot. They said I didn't have to give a two week notice due to the circumstances, and packed my desk items in a box, left the building and never looked back. I got pulled over by the cops for expired plates on the way home, when the cops already saw I was crying, they went easy on me. I got home and remember that moment laying on my bed crying and wondering what I just did. We had bought our house a month prior! Then, after about 30 minutes, I realized I had the abilities to make up the money we were going to lose.
I had been making photo quilts, so I continued that and also washed, dried and cut quilt square kits on eBay. I also got into licensed home daycare, and then one day, a lady named Autumn, who had ordered photo quilts from me, asked me if I could print quilt labels. That day, I whipped up some labels for her, realized that was a golden idea, threw together some basic designs, and listed my first listings on Etsy. Within a few hours, I got my first label order. I had that feeling in my gut...and my drive was unexplainable.
Now after years of trial and error, many types of equipment, about 5-6 office spaces, lots of time, money and MANY, MANY tears, my labels went from good to GREAT. I've always wanted to be a mom, run a business and maybe teach kindergarten. I got all but one, and let me tell you, I helped in my kids' kindergarten classes, and I ended up in the right seat.
I want to continue growing and progressing in the label industry, and keep bringing professional additions to small businesses and people that need small quantities of labels. Thank you to my LONG-TIME dedicated customers that have been there since day one, my current customers that I meet everyday, and to my future customers, thank you for giving me my future path. <3