When my son graduated high school a few years ago, I found I was no longer able to keep my full time job since there wasn't anyone to stay with him during the day [he has autism and syncope]. We couldn't be without an income, so a hobby became a business - and a blessing! We work on our jewelry together, and sell them on several venues:
An unexpected benefit was that he has learned SO much about gemstones, and how to use the tools and equipment. To try something different, we began to make keychains and assemble keychain "kits". Before we knew it, we had enough to open this shop on eCrater, in addition to our shop, JulesJewels. An impossible dream has come true, thanks to our wonderful customers!!