Friday, July 30, 2010

Secrets Revealed {Part 2}

If you missed my post yesterday, you better read here or you will be 
thinking to yourself...what is this girl talking about?

Now, where did I leave off?  Oh, I was telling you how my life's work is rewarding but monotonous at times and I wasn't looking, but found myself on a new adventure.  

Last summer I attended a party, where I saw an old friend.  But, before I saw him, I saw a piece of jewelry I could not take my eyes off of.  I have always had a knack for sparkly things, jewelry that stands out and gets people talking, but this piece was different.  The piece of jewelry was provided by her husband, the old friend I mentioned.  It was a bracelet, not just a gift from him, but a product from a company that he is a Vice President to.  We talked, I told him I loved it, and that I had to have a bracelet like that!  And where could I get it?   He told me it is sold in boutiques and is quite the rage right now.  It's very popular worldwide and on the east coast but that it's just getting more popular here in the Midwest.  The more I looked into the product, the more I wanted to have it. And as you know, I like jewelry and needed some sort of outlet in my life. So, he hired me to do some media public relations for him.  I started blogging about it here, and offering give-aways to you all.  
That wasn’t enough for me.  After he saw my passion for the product he encouraged me to sell it on my own.  Now that idea was a great one.  I love sales, I love people, I love jewelry, and I loved this product!  

The product is Silverado Jewelry USA.  It is similar in some ways to the competition, and I will say their names once...Pandora, Chamilia, and Troll.  But, it's different.  Silverado offers bling beads, and murano glass beads with bright colors, and they have lines for men and kids too!  And when I got my own bracelet, I loved the feel of it...their beads are chunky and substantial and you can feel the weight of it when you wear it. My bracelet even makes a noise that I fell in love with instantly!  Okay, I am not trying to pitch a product, but you know me...if I love something I share it here, and this is one of the things I love!

So, I met with a web designer.  Because I don't have time to shop boutiques.  I want to, but I don't.   And currently there was no site that had the glam and pop and swagger to sell this product.  I was determined to build one myself.  And today I can finally announce that I am the proud owner of an online jewelry boutique selling Silverado!  

I met with an awesome web builder, many times, for many hours.  I became an LLC which is a ton of work in itself.  I had to come up with a name and a feel for the products this site will represent.  I chose the name, Must Have Moxie.  Why?  Because the word moxie means, energy, spunk, spirit, confidence.  And that's the jewelry I like!  And here is the logo:

That in itself was fun to help design.  The same company helped me come up with the design of the site itself, again, lot's of work, but fun to do and attach my name to!  I have a dear friend who is a photographer.  We met and she took pictures of me and my jewelry because I will be the designer listed on the site.  Wanna see some photos?

The photographer's name is Nealy Lanzen.  She is excellent.  She made me feel so comfortable and totally delivered the look I was going for.  She is confident and has an eye for making amazing photos.  She also writes a blog that's so fun to keep up with.  You can check it out here.  And if you are interested in her taking photos of you and your family you can find her here.  I have already signed our family up for pictures at the end of the summer!

It takes a lot of work to put together a business.  I have learned this so far.  Whew!  I have put in some major blood, sweat, and tears, but I am sure it will be worth it!  I am excited for this new adventure and I hope you can follow me on this road. 

With great pride, I am happy to announce my website, it's called  Check it out, tell me what you think, I have a feeling you will love it!



Alissa said...

I'm so proud of you. Many congrats and best wishes for Must Have Moxie. The website looks fantastic. Can't wait to start shopping!!!

nealy said...

Yea!!!! So glad everything is up and running! I just checked your website and it is AWESOME!!!! Wow, you've been working hard...I love your style.

And THANKS for the "shout-out" (your favorite word, I know, but I couldn't think of anything else). :)

kipvv said...

Putting your passion into action! Great things will follow... : ) Now if I can just give Dan a reason to get me that necklace I want...

Beth said...

Great job Suzanne! Love the new website! Want to hear something weird though? As I am typing this comment there is an ad on your page for another charm bracelet company. They are not nearly as beautiful as yours!

Jen Polman said...

I AM SO EXCITED for YOU!!! WHoo Hooo!!! The website it beautiful!! Can't wait to fill my cart girl!! Thank God my birthday is next month and I'll have a good excuse! Way to go! I am so proud of you!