Designer Spotlight: Reisha and Rachelle Walton
A brief story of what you do and why you do it.
We have always been in love with fashion jewelry and we started making our on beaded bracelets around two years ago. We decided to try out selling them this past June and were pleasantly surprised at the feedback we received from people. We love to come up with new ideas and designs and most of all we find it very humbling that other people appreciate our eye for fashion.
How did you get into jewelry design?
We love arts & craft projects and we were dibbling and dabbling in a bit of everything one summer. Since we absolutely love jewelry, we decided to give bracelet making a shot and we are in love with our creations so far.
What makes your collection unique?
We would say that we are different in that we strive to reach many people and their individual since of style. For example, I love bling and bright colors but my sister loves simple and chic pieces. We love keeping up with the latest trends but we like to remember that everyone has their own sense of style and try to offer a variety of chooses when you shop with us. Another element that makes us different is our prices. We offer well thought out, great quality pieces at an affordable price that won’t hurt the budget.
What are your inspirations?
We are often inspired by other jewelry makers who are doing well in the business, are able to focus on their dream and still make a living.
How are you making a difference in your life?
Having a jewelry collection with my sister has helped us to not only continue to bond as sisters and friends but to also become more business savvy. We are learning the ins and outs of being professional vendors and it has just been a fun experience thus far.
What's something unusual about you that makes you “you”?
Personally, I love Leopard print and everyone around me knows that. However, the unusual part is that I don’t wear it head to toe like most crazed animal print fans. I like to use it as an accent. My sister is unusual in that she can bring the fabulous out in the most ordinary colors. She has a unique style of dressing up black and white colors.
What's the biggest struggle in running your jewelry business like a business?
The biggest struggle in running our business like a business is getting our line out because we are new on the scene. The good news it that we are networking with lots of people who help us get our pieces showcased.
About Reisha & Rachelle
My sister and I make our jewelry together. I am a college graduate who balances my 8-5 while being a mother and a jewelry maker. My sister is a full time college student studying English and manages to come up with fantastic jewelry pieces in between studying