My beloved Smitten Jewelry business is back and I’m thrilled to share it with you.
It’s been ten quick years since the last iteration and I can’t tell you how excited I am to return to this work with so many new insights and tools, best of all a fantastic business partner.
Ella and I bonded over the shared ambitions and passion for entrepreneurship. We made some stabs at blogging and quickly came around to combining our professional experience, mine in jewelry design and fabrication, and Ella’s in marketing and modern wholesaling.
During this process I came across a book, Flow, by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, and realized the power and healing of the states where we’re so caught up in creativity we lose time. We’re both makers and know deeply the joy and magic in the creative process.
We’re really inspired by purpose driven companies too, so doing good is at the center of our ambitions. Innovating early childhood education is the incredibly exciting endeavor we’re focused on supporting. First we’re helping a local forest school to get established. It’s incredibly close to home because Carolyn’s own daughter attends!
This is the first of many organizations we hope to benefit. Our inspiration is nurturing confidence, creativity, and independence. Forest kindergartens provide an excellent model for this.
I hope you enjoy giving and receiving our creations and more importantly, I hope you find and feed your own creative flow. Be free and be well, friends!
Carolyn & Ella