"I believe everyone has some creative talent... Those who think they don't only need a positive creative experience that will give them the confidence to say; "I CAN"... Instead of "I CAN'T."
Amy D. CEO & Founder Create Connect Jewelry & Create Connect Jewelry Studio
DIY Jewelry ANYONE can make!
Have you ever wanted to make jewelry but just found it too tedious or difficult? Create Connect Jewelry is for YOU!
I have developed jewelry making for NON-Jewelry Makers. No experience needed! My jewelry is designer style jewelry, and you are the designer. Proprietary products I invented so everyone could have a positive, easy experience making beautiful jewelry with professional results.
Certainly, there are a lot of creative women who make jewelry. We see their beautiful pieces at local markets and art shows. Not everyone can torch, solder or cast a piece of jewelry, but I ASSURE you, EVERYONE can make beautiful jewelry that represents their individual style with Create Connect Jewelry™.
Many women simply regard making jewelry as being too difficult and tedious. And then, there is another group of women (and sadly young girls) who feel they do not possess any creativity. I believe these women and girls need positive creative experiences that will help build their confidence to take on other creative projects.
What's more? The ability to offer something unique and apart from the mass-produced jewelry styles that are available in stores, YOUR STYLE, YOUR COLOR, YOUR STATEMENT™.
The jewelry you wear makes your first statement when meeting someone new. Shouldn't that statement reflect your individual style and be one-of-a-kind like you? "You're Too Special to Look Like Anyone Else.®
Proprietary products that work together
Create Connect Jewelry™ features proprietary products not available anywhere else. CC3™ jewelry clay works directly with the Acti-bond™ jewelry pieces to create a permanent bond when cured in your home oven for 30 minutes. The jewelry pieces are not craft jewelry but feature the same materials that high-end jewelry designers use, only now you're the designer! Over 100 styles of jewelry and 60 colors of jewelry clay. Something for every age and every budget. Create Connect Jewelry kits are ladies' styles, Clay Chic Unique kits are for girls tweens and teens, PROJECT CREATE kits for boys and men. EXPERIENCE CREATE CONNECT JEWELRY TODAY!
I was raised in a 3 bedroom home with 9 of us. My mother had 7 children 10 years apart in ages. We had one TV that got 2 channels, (luckily two bathrooms) and of course we had each other!
I learned to sew when I was eight years old. My hobby and skills lead to me to starting a company in the '80s called "Rushwear". The first apparel clothing line for Sorority Recruitment. I also had a clothing line for young girls featured in national magazines. In the 90's I invented a blouse for needlework enthusiasts called "Stich-A-Blouse" that was picked up by QVC.
I took a break from my booming business in the clothing and textile industry after having my second child at age 40.
Ever since I was a young girl I have known that having a creative outlet would help me with the stresses of everyday life. A stay at home mom home with active toddler, I filled my spare time trying out new hobbies, jewelry making one of them.
I am a bit impatient and found that a weekly or monthly class learning something (that although looked) relatively simple (and was often very complicated or even dangerous) provided me with less enjoyment, and more stress. I did walk away with a greater appreciation for jewelry in itself and how finding just the right piece of jewelry could compliment my clothing.
When I went back to work I started a couple of lines of jewelry. I sourced factories in Europe, Mexico, and China to manufacture the jewelry that I then mass-marketed to stores around the world. I was able to work from home and my jewelry sold very well. To fulfill my creative outlet, I started a hobby of playing with different ways I could personally make jewelry, without it being difficult or boring.
Several years of inventing, perfecting, and testing (along with much of the money I was making made from my commercial jewelry lines), Success!
My original plan was to make the jewelry myself and sell it at shows and to stores. When family and friends would visit I would show them the jewelry I was making. "What's this?" they would exclaim, "You MADE that?"
I would explain my methods and show them the products I created to make the jewelry. Well, that was it! They all wanted to try it out themselves. Even one of my friends who has always been complaining since she was a child that she has "no creativity" was hooked!
It was then that I realized, this is an experience I want to SHARE. I'm not going to make this jewelry for others... I am going to let them make it for themselves! CREATE CONNECT JEWELRY was born! A jewelry-making experience for EVERYONE.
I opened Create Connect Jewelry Studio as a model to franchise.
The studio was an instant success and won awards for my Girl's Birthday party and New Business Start-up. People would travel over 100 miles to visit my studio. My lease was temporary and the end of it came quickly. I started looking for a new space as time FLEW by. (Along with a lot happening in my life including a long-distance move to Florida.)
Once in Florida, I found an investor and partner to re-open Create Connect Jewelry Studio and franchise as CREATE CONNECT STUDIO.
With all the work done and ready to Franchise, along comes COVID.
Now 60 years old, and I can't wait another day to share my dream with you, so I created jewelry kits for you to do at home, and Party kits to celebrate.
I am excited to be hosting virtual events, which also gives me the opportuinty to CREATE AND CONNECT from my home studio!
I hope there will be a Create Connect Studio Franchise someday! Meanwhile, I do hope you will try out my kits or events! Both offer everything you need for a positive creative jewelry making experience.