Just one of the many lovely necklaces we have to offer. This one was made (and modeled) by yours, truly. :)
So today, I realized there’s something very important to me that I’ve never talked about here on Note to Self. Oops.
It is with great pride that I introduce to you Cales Collection, a joint operation I share with my mother. Together, we make handcrafted jewelry and accessories, usually with either glass or seed beads. We’re just starting out, but we both hope to make this a family business someday, so that we can both work full-time on the craft we both love.
The success of this business is especially personal to me. My mom has spent many years working hard to make sure that my dad I were provided for. She still does. 8 years ago, my dad was diagnosed with PKD, a terminal disease. Meanwhile, I’ve had a lot of difficulty finding a steady job in today’s tenuous economy. She’s already in her fifties, and has pretty much held our family together almost singlehandedly for 25 years. There are so many things she loves that she’s never gotten a chance to do, and I want her to be able to explore those opportunities sooner rather than later. I love my mother very much, and I want her to have everything she desires and more. If we can make this business work, then not only might we have enough money to be financially independent, but she can finally do something she loves full-time. That would bring me more joy than I could ever express.
As such, it’s no understatement when I say I’d be truly delighted if you checked out our Etsy store. Remember that we also do custom orders!
If you can’t afford anything right now, don’t worry. Just bookmark us and come back later, because we add new items all the time! In the meantime, I’d be super grateful if you could share the link to our store on whatever form of social media you use, or simply tell a friend.
Thank you so much for reading. I hope you see something you like. <3