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Friday, February 6, 2009

Meet Amanda, the mom behind Naturally Chic Designs

My name is Amanda Martinez and I'm the wahm behind Naturally Chic Designs. I've been happily married to my high school sweetheart for almost 3 years. We have a 10 month old son named Andrew, who's the most handsome little boy I've ever laid eyes. (not to brag or anything! ;) My road to becoming a wahm was pretty simple and out of necessity. It all started with my son breaking all of my necklaces, including an anniversarry gift from hubby! I knew that I had to come up with a way to keep my necklaces from breaking. I went to my local craft store and found magnetic clasps. I figured I could attach one to each of my necklaces and they would just pop off when he tugged on them. While I was there, it dawned on me that I could make necklaces and possibly market them. So, I made up a bunch of "baby friendly" magnetic necklaces. This idea was quickly nixed when I learned that magnets are very dangerous if they're swallowed...(OOPS!) So, I was back to the drawing board. But I had the motivation and desire to become a wahm. My husband works out of state, so it was just me and my son. I needed a hobby, something I could do in my down time, however brief that time was in the early days. ;) I was suffering from mild PPD and making jewelry lifted my spirits and helped me relax after a difficult day of caring for Andrew. I always feel a great sense of accomplishment after completing a project. I've come far since those first few novice necklaces. I now make a wide selection of custom birthstone jewelry and have quite a few new projects in the works. My customers have been my biggest inspiration when it comes to designs. They always come up with best ideas and I love turning those ideas into reality. I tear up everytime a customer tells me how special one of my pieces is to them. It truly warms my heart to bring that kind of joy to another mother.

1 comment:

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