Have you ever heard that voice inside your head, telling you to chase that crazy dream? To just jump, and the net will appear? That's exactly what happened to me 10 years ago. The voice grew louder and louder, and finally I listened. In September of 2007, I left my full time career, made a load of jewelry and Jessica Matrasko Jewelry was born.
It has been a wild ride, you guys. It started with a love of natural gemstones, minerals and gold, and it grew. My first pieces I sold were to my friends (girls night! cocktail parties with jewels!) and grew to selling in some of the most prestigious stores in the country (hello, Planet Blue and Fred Segal!). I've seen my jewels on celebrities and I've traveled the country to trade shows and art festivals. I've made friends through social media who I would've never even met had it not been for my business.
I've celebrated wins, I've been paralyzed by the fear that my designs aren't good enough, and I've cried when I thought I just might not make it. And yet here I am, celebrating 10 years of business, and I only have YOU to thank for it. You wore my jewelry and told everyone who asked, where you got it. You encouraged me to seek out new stores to sell my designs. You purchased gifts from me to give to your family and friends and you beleived in my dream to make beautiful things, that make people feel good.
It's because of you that I am here today, working with a team of my friends. Because of you, I get to make donations to social and ecological charities. Because of you, I get to create and build my collection, making new pieces for you to wear for years to come.
Thank you for 10 amazing years!