Today we’d like to introduce you to Bryn Sanders.
Hi Bryn, so excited to have you with us today. What can you tell us about your story?
I love jewelry and by love, I mean LOVE. I’ve been piling it on since I was a kid. You’ll always find me wearing lots of earrings, layers of necklaces, a ton of rings, stacks of bracelets and a pile of anklets. Always. Last summer, when my dad was in the hospital, I made myself, my sisters and my mom a fun, colorful bracelet with my dad’s initials on it to help us stay positive. When he was in hospice before passing, I brought my tote bag full of beads to visit him everyday and would make more bracelets for my sisters, my mom and myself. We piled them on and they made us happy during a tough time. This sad time in my life inspired me to do what I’ve always wanted to do – start my own jewelry business. So, here we are thanks to my dad. My jewelry is meant for anyone and everyone. My hope is that my jewelry brings a smile, some fun, some brightness to whoever wears it.
Would you say it’s been a smooth road, and if not what are some of the biggest challenges you’ve faced along the way?
It hasn’t always been a smooth road… I don’t think any business has a smooth road especially when starting up. There’s SO much to think about as a sole business owner. We have to do it all – designing, creating, marketing, finances, social media, material purchasing, pricing, etc. I’m more of a creative person so I struggle with some of the other aspects but I know it’s all crucial. I also struggle with social media as it’s now made to benefit those that spend all their time on there and I’d rather be doing other things (like designing and creating!).
Can you tell our readers more about what you do and what you think sets you apart from others?
I have a jewelry business, I sell online and am in one brick and mortar shop as of now. I design and hand make beaded bracelets that are unique and super fun to stack. You can wear just my designs together or mix and match with other bracelets. The more the merrier. I also sell vintage items and am working on making that a bigger aspect of my site. I’m really proud of going for it and just starting without too much planning. I can easily plan and other think myself out of things but this time, I just did it and have to figure things out as I go (which I think most people do!). I wear A LOT of jewelry all the time so people can see how to layer and stack my jewelry (and with others as I mix it with other pieces).
Can you share something surprising about yourself?
Something surprising about me is that I have a motorcycle. It’s new and I’m still getting comfortable riding it but it’s pretty fun. What else… I’m vegan… I love nature (it’s the coolest).
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Website: https://brynsanders.com/
- Instagram: brynsandersshop