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
October 14, 2014
Happy Anniversary!!!! You worked hard and are such an inspiration!