I can still remember the day i decided to start Jillicious charms and accessories. My daughter Jilliene was 1 year old back then and we just got stationed in Oahu, Hawaii. I decided to be a work at home mom to focus on taking care of Jill. I worked as a customer service specialist taking outbound calls from the comfort of my home- but I know I wanted to do something more. Having my daughter just brought out all the creativeness in me and she has been an inspiration throughout the whole process. So youtube tutorials became my best friend as i experimented on making some polymer clay food miniatures. I opened my Etsy store on October of 2011, selling hair accessories for little girls at first, and added the food jewelries later on. On my first year of selling on Etsy, I sold 2,200 items. I couldn't believe that what i thought I was doing part time will become my full time job. I've gotten my first big wholesale orders of my jewelries that will be sold on stores in UAE and Italy. I was super thrilled!
As my journey continues, I launched my own website and more wholesale orders came in- our items are being sold in a novelty store in Hawaii, a factory outlet in Indiana, a bakery in New york and a children's boutique in Netherlands just to name a few. This year, we have been very blessed to be featured on Seventeen Magazine. Not one time but 3 times! (March, April and August issues) This upcoming November issue will be our 4th! It's the biggest break for my business and i feel truly honored. This year, my 2nd daughter was also born and so we launched our newest collection, -the Jazlene Collection.
I've been very blessed with the most amazing and loyal customers, and Jillicious won't be here 3 years without all of YOU! I'll forever be grateful and thankful to the Lord for blessing me with what I have right now. I love each and everyone of my customers- and thank you for making me continue what i love to do most! <3
As you all know our brand Jillicious charms and accessories started when I had my first born Jilliene. As soon as I found out that I was pregnant with another girl, i got so excited and felt very inspired to start a new collection - which of course have same idea as what Jillicious already is but it has to be something we haven't offered in our shop yet.
The Jazlene collection is in honor of my newborn Jazlene who is now 3 weeks old. This new collection is still all handmade food charms made from premium, non toxic polymer clay but this time it's all going to be in 925 sterling silver findings.
This is our first time offering sterling silver in our shop and all the food charms in this collection are limited edition.
Even the packaging for this collection is brand new- since we are showcasing sterling silver now, the packaging has to have that elegant, ready for gift giving look since holiday season is also fast approaching.
I hope ya'll enjoy this new collection as i have worked really hard for this and is definitely made with so much love and inspiration in honor of my 2 girls.
this collection like any other items from our website is offered in wholesale prices, so if you are interested feel free to contact us.
oh yes! it's like a dream come true for a small business like us to be featured on an amazing and popular magazine like SEVENTEEN. i couldn't be more happier, and i definitely feel honored to have been included in their spring outfit of the day page, and cute accessories under $20..
we have moved to Texas! YES! Texas is our new home.. I sure do miss Hawaii but Texas has been so far so good! Plus, I actually miss the big freeways and the long drives! We are settling down to our new house and it's been nothing but fun. It's been crazy making all the orders at a hotel lodging for a week, so now i' m really happy that we have at last got settled down and made everything a lot easier..Christmas is 9 days away. if you have receive my promotional email about the free shipping until December 21st, it is still on. so there's really no excuse to not shop..<3 lol! it's just our little way to help you out this holiday season and it's also our little token of showing gratitude and appreciation for all the great things that happened to Jillicious this year..<3
Once July hits and events like "Christmas in July" starts, the season for holiday shopping begins! I'm so excited to be a part of these amazing craft fairs in the island of Oahu. I really want to make the most out of it, since we are doing a military duty station move on the last week of November =( I will surely miss Hawaii, but hey who knows what Texas could bring! yay!
so here's the schedule of our craft fairs for this year:
AUGUST 31, 10AM-2PM- MARKET CITY SHOPPING CENTER, HONOLULU
SEPTEMBER 8, 7AM-1PM - ALOHA STADIUM MARKETPLACE
SEPTEMBER 15, 10AM-2PM- 99 RANCH CRAFT FAIR
SEPTEMBER 28, 9AM-2PM - TRINITY LUTHERAN SCHOOL, WAHIAWA
SEPTEMBER 29, 7AM-1 PM- ALOHA STADIUM MARKETPLACE
OCTOBER 5, 7AM-12 PM- CROSSPOINTE @ SALT LAKE
OCTOBER 12, 9AM-3PM- FALL FESTIVAL CRAFT FAIR @ HAWAII MAOLI KAPOLEI
OCTOBER 13, 7AM-1 PM- ALOHA STADIUM MARKETPLACE
OCTOBER 19, 9AM-2PM - KANOELANI ELEMENTARY SCHOOL ,WAIPIO
OCTOBER 20, 7AM-1PM- ALOHA STADIUM MARKETPLACE
OCTOBER 26, 7AM-1PM- TRINITY UNITED METHODIST BAZAAR
OCTOBER 27, 7AM-1PM- ALOHA STADIUM MARKETPLACE
NOVEMBER 2, 9AM-2PM- HANALANI SCHOOL HOLIDAY CRAFT FAIR, MILILLANI
NOVEMBER 3, 7AM-1PM- ALOHA STADIUM MARKETPLACE
NOVEMBER 9, 9AM-2PM- HOLIDAY CRAFT FAIR @ LEILEHUA HIGH SCHOOL
NOVEMBER 10, 9AM-2PM- PACIFIC PALISADES, PEARL CITY
NOVEMBER 17, 9AM-3PM- NEIL BLAISDELL CENTER- CRAFT,GIFT AND RUBBER STAMP EXPO