Hey Bling Lovers!
It's been a while since I posted and for that I am sincerely sorry! But when you read what I've been doing in the past few months you may be more apt to forgive me for my absence. I've always believed wholeheartedly that growth happens when we are in the most uncomfortable of surroundings and circumstances.
These last few months I have found myself in foreign places, branching out and trying new skills and avenues for my brand and business that I wouldn't have normally ventured towards. Truth be told I'm an introvert, I shy away from large groups and downplay accolades and/or complements from just about everyone about anything to do with me. But I've been challenging myself to know my worth as a person, a jewelry designer, as an entrepreneur. So I applied to and was accepted as a member of The Artisan Group. They are group of wonderful handmade artisans, led by Valerie Guerreo, who have gifted their work to movies and television shows such as Law & Order: SVU, Vampire Diaries, Jane the Virgin, UnReal and a whole host of other shows , YouTube vloggers, and have had gifting suites at the MTV Movie Awards and the Primetime Emmys! Thus far I have gifted my Granite Haze bracelet to Lifetime Network's drama UnReal, now in its second season, and I'm actively watching for it to show up on a member of the cast!
I was also afforded the opportunity to gift my Lolita gemstone anklet to YouTube vlogger Charmaine Barksdale, BeYouBeautiFULL. She did an unboxing of a curated collection of handmade gifts made just for her and she LOVED the anklet! You can watch the entire unboxing video here and my anklet is inboxed at the 11 min mark here.
The last major gifting that I'll do this year with The Artisian Group will be my Fidelis Collection in the celebrity gift bags and a display in the gifting suite at The Primetime Emmys in September!!! Everything is due in two months so I'll be hard at work making bracelets and creating new packaging and marketing materials. I'll post about this sometime in August before I ship everything out to CA.
In addition to all of that I had my first blogger collaboration with Karamjit Singh Maniani aka The Modern Sikh! He was so gracious and wrote a review on his blog, Lion's Roar, about my Fidelis Collection! Use discount code THEMODERNSIKH at checkout for 20% off your purchase on www.designsbytnicole.com!
I say all this not to praise myself or place myself on a pedestal. No, I say all of to show that it's when we branch out, when we move outside what is comfortable to us and try something new that we experience growth beyond what we could have ever imagined. Be encouraged and step out on faith and try something outside of your sphere of influence.