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Stephanie Martin

American Made Since 2006

Fany Elfi

Miami, Florida
I found my niche working with seed beads and I aim on providing a refreshing and modern look at this traditional material.

Tell us about your business.

I started doing jewelry as a hobby many years ago, and my style was always changing and evolving until I finally found what I am good at. Last year I started selling in Etsy and the business has skyrocketed once I started putting more effort into it, to the point that I might need to quit my day job to be able to fulfill my orders! I have come far and developed my refined line of seed bead jewelry and I want to distinguish myself from the rest of the designers who work with seed bead jewelry . Made by hand, one-at-a-time in Miami, Florida, my shop offers a refreshing perspective at the traditional seed beads, focusing on quality (always glass, never plastic), craftsmanship, adding a modern twist to the designs, and combining trendy colors.

What makes your business stand out?

My business is unique because I have certain qualities that not everyone has (not all of them together anyways): I provide outstanding service to my customers; I have good taste when it comes to color combinations; I have excellent craftsmanship, something that is not easy to do when working with seed beads; and I am very resourceful when it comes to custom orders. I listen to the client and I always execute successfully. My jewelry is a unique collection that you won't find anywhere else, and I offer very affordable prices for high quality. Brides love my necklaces since the colors can be customized to their special wedding themes.

What's the best business advice you've received?

Think BIG.
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