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O.H.M. Jewelry Social Enterprise

$410 of $100,000 goal

Raised by 6 people in 24 months
THE BIZ

O.H.M. Jewelry  was established in 2015 as an ecommerce business selling handcrafted, one-of-a-kind jewelry using ethically-sourced, globally mined gems, crystals and handmade materials from other artists around the world. Each handmade item comes with a description of the gems and materials used and the intention or meaning designated to each one.  In addition to ohmjewelryshop.com , the jewelry can be purchased through shopping apps such as WANELO, Pinterest , Facebook and on Etsy (limited selection).

THE VIBE

O.H.M. Jewelry was inspired by the beautiful, marvelous sometimes chaotic life we all experience. O.H.M. Jewelry is worn by mothers and fathers, business owners, entrepreneurs, community volunteers, activists, athletes, yogis, students, family and friends around the world.  Wherever you are, whatever challenges you may be facing, whatever dreams you want to achieve in this lifetime. We got you.

O.H.M. Jewelry has been seen on Buffalo Bills QB, Tyrod Taylor throughout the year and at the 2016 Pro Bowl and during Superbowl 50 week. The jewelry has been seen on one of the (Bob) Marley sons and has been purchased by Kate Hudson’s styling team. O.H.M. Jewelry was featured at the 2016 Doug Flutie Foundation's A Night to Shine Gala Event at Gillette Stadium and at BCRF events at the Waldorf Astoria in NYC honoring Tory Burch. O.H.M. Jewelry's, The Queen's Collection , was also featured alongside designers such as Chanel and Hermes at BCRF’s 2016 The Hot Pink Party where Elton John performed.    

THE PARTNERSHIPS

O.H.M Jewelry has a passion for philanthropy. Through partnerships with Africa Yoga Project & Breast Cancer Research Foundation , a portion of proceeds are given back to these global nonprofits. In Fall of 2016, Hudson Jeans will be doing a social media feature on O.H.M. Jewelry. Additionally, O.H.M. Jewelry has been working with M.I.T. Media Lab creating 3-D models and prototypes of the O.H.M. Jewelry logo to sell at various price-points as pendants and charms in materials including metals and sterling silver.  According to Forbes, 3-D printed jewelry will become a $20 billion dollar business by 2019.  

THE VISION

O.H.M. Jewelry was created with the vision and intention of becoming a social global initiative to employ artists in the USA and marginalized regions of the world.

O.H.M. Jewelry wishes to provide employment opportunities and to assist in development of business acumen for these artists around the globe.  

O.H.M. Jewelry aspires to keep the timeless craft of handmade jewelry alive for jewelry designers around the world with handmade specialties indigenous to their lands, their communities, and to which has been passed down for generations.

O.H.M. Jewelry believes in empowering these artists as businesswomen and businessmen and aims to increase the economic impact their craft can have throughout their communities.

O.H.M. Jewelry will instill fair pricing and payment structures, long-term partnerships, ensure good working conditions, use ethically sourced materials, collaborate on designs and provide business development trainings. 

THE CHALLENGES

Currently, as the Founder I am the only employee ! I create and execute marketing, branding and social media efforts. I manage the financials, sales and strategic partnerships and I create, edit and manage the ecommerce site. I am also the sole artist and designer at ohmjewelryshop.com. Throughout my career I learned to surround myself with individuals more talented and with more experience than I have. It is my desire to create a TEAM of brilliant minds, innovators, and forward thinkers that can advance the social impact of O.H.M. Jewelry .

THE PLEDGE

I am looking to raise seed money to better establish the business as I raise more capital and develop the business further. I am seeking $100,000 in pledges to accomplish the following:

- Maintain the current state of O.H.M. Jewelry via the e-commerce site and direct sales.

- Seek professional and expert consultation and partnerships in growing the business sales and revenue.

- Invest optimal marketing dollars including Search Engine Optimization, advertising, branding and social media management.

- Purchase materials to be used towards current and futures designs, to increase inventory. This will include materials purchased from other artists around the globe.  

- Improve overall quality of materials.

- Further develop the business while additional capital is raised, with the goal of employing artisans around the world once this capital and business model is established.

THE GIFTS

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THE HEART

Throughout my career in the highly competitive sports industry, I developed dynamic skill-sets and strategic, critical thinking processes for college football programs, the NFL in football operations and ESPN in remote tv operations. 

From a technical perspective, I have gained extensive experience in complex decision analysis, operational modeling, work-flow optimization and software development. 

More importantly, I developed strong interpersonal skills from working closely with people from many different backgrounds throughout my experience in this field.

My 15 year+ experience in the sports industry, experience as a consultant and as social entrepreneur has prepared me to grow O.H.M. Jewelry as a social enterprise.  

Furthermore,  I’m a daughter, a sister, a yogi and a friend. I’ve faced adversity in my life.  I’ve lost loved ones.  I’ve been at the top and the bottom.  I’ve made very difficult choices and have taken on tremendous responsibilities.  I’ve been heartbroken and betrayed. I’ve tried and failed.  However, through it all I’ve never given up.  I’ve been loving and kind, honest and sincere, loyal and trustworthy. I continue to strive for greatness and believe in empowering others along the way. I am all heart.  

THE FUTURE

A Home. Food on the table. Clothes for the kids. Education. Empowerment. Community. Success. These are just some experiences we can create together for artists and their families around the world.  Your support and pledges will make an immediate difference, beginning this moment. Please join me in creating a better world today and a much better world tomorrow. WE are BETTER TOGETHER.
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Created September 5, 2016
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Whitney Woodson
23 months ago

Proud of you, friend :)

JR
$50
Jaime Radwan
24 months ago

Keep up the wonderful work Heather. Proud to call you family! :)

JM
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Jayme & Tom Moquet
24 months ago

We love O.H.M. Jewelry and its owner! Looking forward to more great things in your future and for the artists you support around the world.

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