Handmade Artisan Jewelry made with Imagination, Deliberation, Integrity, and Commitment
I started Moonkist Designs in 2008. It was my introverted answer to selling jewelry - I've always done well one-on-one with people, but find craft shows exhausting and overwhelming. Little did I know how much Designs was going to have to teach me. As my little store grew month by month, I figured out the things that I was good at (making jewelry), the things I could become good at (social media), and the things that I just frankly needed help to manage (accounting...ugh). I started to develop the idea of Moonkist as a real business, rather than a hobby business.
It took a long time. A lot of really late nights. And a LOT of help from friends who were willing to get their hands dirty while helping me chase my dreams, but in May of 2014, I left my day job to work on Moonkist full time.
Today, Moonkist has grown a lot. We have four sets of hands at the benches now: mine, John's, Wes's, and Kira's, because it has gotten too busy for me to do it all. We have Ashlee, a mom of two amazing kids, who comes in during the day to help with customer service. And Duncan, the son of one of my friends from the beginning, helps me with shipping.
If you have a moment, visit with us: Click here to see our Studio Video!
We still make everything by hand. We still laugh a lot. We still invite anyone in the area to come hang out with us and the dogs if they would like to stop by. But most importantly? Everyone here loves coming to work. And half the time, we hang around after quitting time running our mouths and planning how we will do better tomorrow.
If you would like a quick view of our process: Click here to see our Maker's Video!
Moonkist is our own little slice of heaven, and as always, thank you for the help in getting this far!