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So WHY we actually didn't open in January. A bit of a long story in between the current project photos :)
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There were two of us. Keen and passionate. Determined and qualified. Honest and ready. 50% of tasks each. And believe me - a private jewellery business is a BIG bunch of things to do, from procurement to product optimization and customer service. Not to mention physical making and perfectly finishing of the final product :) So we had an optimally and optimistically distributed 50:50. Equilibrated.
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But then comes a retail company who wants to place a rather big order. That will take most if not all of the time. Like a distributor? Buys a 100 pieces each item and that's it, no worries for further sales. A dream order! But with its own conditions.
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As the design was in my 50% share, I was asked to alter the designs to make them.. cheaper. Cheaper to produce. Reduce the amount of gold. Make some items flimsy. Change VS diamonds to I1. Good emeralds to commercial grade. Make it CHEAPER. And sell in bulk.
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The margins were not that bad, to be honest. But that was against to why I started all this. I wanted to make something different. Interesting. Unusual. Kinky. Unique. And it was ME who started it all, despite our 50:50 agreement. And I started it for a DIFFERENT reason.
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So the partner was for wholesale/ big orders, and I stayed for retail/ individual orders.
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We split up in late December 2017 and finally separated in early 2018.
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It takes quite a bit of time to rearrange everything and turn 50% of responsibility into a 100%.
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That took me 5 months. I might be rubbish :) but it's me, and it's done. Alone, all alone. A single woman in a men's pearl business. But I will manage. I am already managing.
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I've been working 20 hours a day for the past 5 months. Literally. And I think that even when I slept I was recalculating the possibilities, options and variants. So hardly I slept at all :) But I achieved. Despite all the contraries, I am arriving to where I aimed to start.
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Soon.
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Alone.
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No failures this times :)
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#pearls #design #difficult #decisions #stillon #iwillmanage #hopesomonereadsthis #nomorepearls

My very first box of Heart Tart arrived today! It’s a little bit sweet & a little bit tart...& giving my Splash a little run for it’s money! 😉 #toomanyflavours #iwillmanage #sweettart #whereintheworldismax #beautifulspringdays #magicwhitepowder #hearttart #tasteslikesummertime #betterfuel

God doesn’t give us more than we can handle. So I must be very strong 💪🏽 when it comes to my legs, still waiting 🤓#bestrong #flu #givemeabreak but #iwillmanage

Insomnia 😩 best ideas always coming at night...😫🤤😤😲 #planning #motivation #icandothis #noworries #crazy #icantwait #iwillmanage #2am #nosleep

Leaving for Frankfurt... hopefully!!! #mandarinaduck #alwaysonthemove #fligthdelayed #iwillmanage !

Der Versuch, Goethe zu lesen... erfolglos #soitakeaselfieinstead (reading Die Flöhe...quite unsuccessfully) #inoneyearstime #iwillmanage #boomshiclackclack

TODAY | I had SO much fun at the botanical watercolor workshop by @royaltalens..
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I love the letter workshops I’m teaching myself, but I also love exploring and learning new things. New techniques, different materials - like today. 🙌🏻
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I think I might got myself an extra hobby. I only had 47289432 hobby’s so that’s ok! .
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#iwillmanage #newhobby #iboughtalottoo #toomuchyoudsay #butweallknow #youcanneverhavetoomuchcreativestuff #watercolor #vangogh #babetteschrijft #royaltalens #paint #water #lemons #green #botanical

When you have this dream for such a long time to own a cafe on the waterfront then it becomes so close you can BUY IT but it’s just too soon for us!! 😫 we mourned over a coffee there anyway! #magnetcafe #coffee #businessdreams #someonebuyit #iwillmanage

My morning in Warsaw. I’m coping with a bad fever - Thank god for painkillers🙄 #warsaw #beautifulday #iwillmanage

Once again, my coffee is ALMOST too cute to drink ❤️☃️☕️ #iwillmanage #stumptown #latteart #workperks #microsoftfood #microsoftdining #tistheseason

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