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Meet April Lyons

Today we’d like to introduce you to April Lyons.

April, let’s start with your story. We’d love to hear how you got started and how the journey has been so far.
Michele Monét was birthed in April of 2016. I always had a passion to design and create handcrafted accessories since I was a teenager. I began creating handcrafted jewelry for myself, family, and friends. Once my designs were worn out in public, they quickly caught the eyes of others and began to bring in business for me at a young age. As time went on, and life happened, I took a break from designing. Years later, in April of 2016. My husband and my son were heading out to a church service and I decided to make them both a bracelet to enhance their attire. Once the service was over, I received a call from my husband, telling me that people were interested in my designs, and asking if I could create for them? I obliged and that weekend Michele Monét was born.

Four years later, Michele Monét Accessories have been shipped around the world, domestic and international. From embellishing eyewear, creating custom bracelets and necklaces, to embellishing sneakers. I’ve had my hands in a little of everything. Currently I am in the process of revamping and rebranding. I am so excited about this next step that I am taking to enhance my brand and take it to the next level.

Great, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
It hasn’t always been a smooth road. Some of the struggles I’ve encountered along the way have been, not receiving support from people I thought would be there to help promote my brand. Other struggles have been when business got really slow and the money wasn’t as consistent as it had been. Running a small business isn’t as easy as it seems. There are plenty of long days and nights, late nights and early mornings, but this is needed to feed your baby, to strengthen your creation, in order to have it thrive.

Please tell us about the business.
I specialize in creating handcrafted accessories for women, men, and children. I am most known for my authentic, unique bracelets and embellished eyewear. I am proud to be original when it comes to my designs. I do not replicate what I have seen someone else do, I try to take my own approach when it comes to designing pieces for my customers. I believe that sets me apart from others.

Is there a characteristic or quality that you feel is essential to success?
Customer service and making sure you give your customers good quality in whatever you do. Think about how you would want to be treated a s a customer. Think about what you’re putting into your work and ask yourself, would I wear this, would I use this, would I advertise this? Your success is based on what you put into your business and how you display it to others.

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April Lyons
Michele Monét Accessories

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