Meet and Greet will be a weekly spot discovering a crafty and/or direct sales business woman. I belong to a new group who supports women in business, appropriately named The Support System
and just "met" Sonja of Silver River Jewelry. YOU can "meet" her here!
What kind of business do you own?
I design and make jewelry in a variety of techniques from
metal smithing and lapidary to bead weaving and wire wrapping.
How did you get started in your business?
I bought my teenage daughter a bead kit for her birthday. She decide
it wasn't for her and one night i picked it up and started playing. That
was pretty much it for me lol!
Who inspires you?
small children inspire me. They have total awe for
all the things they see in the world and jump headlong into any project
that interests them.They always just assume they can do it!
What are your goals with your business-5 years down the road?
I would definitely like to do this full time and I would also like to open a
brick and mortar bead store.
Do you work outside the home?
Yes I do
What groups online/offline do you belong to?
A lot lol!
online - on artfire - artisan jewelers guild
jewelry design and jewelry supplies guild
artfire guild ohio
Christian crafters guild
lapidary, stone carving and stone etching guild
Marketplace of Blessings
Plurk, Twitter, Facebook, MySpace, Indie Public
Offline - Summit County Lapidary Club
Any additional information you would like to share?
I am always happy to do any custom work.
You can find links to my current venues at
Thursday, June 4, 2009
Posted by Jo Ann at 8:48 PM