All Many of you have been sharing in my journey of trying to get my handmade jewelry, Eldwenne's Fantasy to become a self-sustaining business.
I am a handmade jewelry designer with a shop on etsy and a livestream show 'So Get This' on my YouTube channel every Tuesday at 7pm CST. You'll see my interviews with amazing people like Travis Aaron Wade, Lauren Tom, Samantha Smith, Katharine Ramdeen, Briana Buckmaster, Nicki Aycox, Ruth Connell, as well as great interviews with beautiful fans, artists, etc.
Each episode has a giveaway for either a piece of my jewelry or a gift certificate for my jewelry.
I'm lining up TONS more guests so please follow my YouTube channel so youwon't miss them!
Its it's great to watch the recorded videos, but to have a chance to win you need to watch live.
YouTube channel: www.youtube.com/user/jodizulueta
I have a blog where you can read about my jewelry-making adventures: www.jewelrybyjodizulueta.com
I enjoy donating my pieces for charities and other causes. For example, I am currently running a Random Acts approved fundraiser where I donate all proceeds of the sales of the jewelry I specifically designed for the cause.
I've donated pieces for actors in Supernatural to use in auctions to raise funds for the causes that are dear to them, essentially becoming dear to me, like www.homeboyindustries.org.
I'm honored that I get to do these things and will ALWAYS find a way of doing them and contributing.
And as many of you know, things have drastically changed in the past 12 months.
We relocated from New Jersey to Tennessee so that we could live in a place that gives us a better quality of life and is less expensive for my husband and three younger children; my oldest baby is grown and is still a city boy: ).
We've been contending with illnesses, depression, and anxiety in our family.
It's been a hard road.
Starting out building my business in a new location has been daunting and I've been looking into new ways of getting my jewelry out there.
One way has been through consignment deals which is a great way of getting my things out locally, however, that results in me drastically decreasing my prices, which barely covers my expenses.
I'm also in the process of getting rebranded, which includes paying designers for a new logo, business cards, banners for conventions, and an independent website - all of which are expensive to get up and running.
I need to continue to do the Supernatural convention circuit, as it is a major source of income to me and my family. Having the travel funds is a struggle.
The funds raised here will allow me to ensure that I have enough jewelry-making supplies to have an adequate inventory for all of these events, as well as funds to cover airfare and hotel expenses.
This is the start of an incredible journey and the chance to demonstrate that affordable handmade art can be attainable to the masses.
This has always been a dream of mine and you can help me get the jump start that I need to realize my dream and make my handmade jewelry in the convention circuit a success!
Many of you have generously donated and I'm eternally grateful.
If you would please find it in your heart to share my campaign, my family and I would so greatly appreciate it.
Here's how the donation process works:
There are perks - all donations will receive a shoutout on my weekly livestream show So Get This!
All donors will receive a gift certificate for my handmade jewelry GREATER THAN the amount of their donation!
If you donate $25-$50 you will receive a gift certificate for my shop worth your donation amount + $10. For example, a $50 donation would give you a $60 gift certificate.
If you donate $51-$100 you will receive a gift certificate for my shop worth your donation amount + $20. For example, a $100 donation would give you a $120 gift certificate.
If you donate $101+ you will receive a gift certificate for my shop worth your donation amount + $40. For example, a $150 donation would give you a $190 gift certificate.
Thank you everyone!