My grandmother, JJ, is a collector of old ethnic jewelry and has been for 50 years. She used to have a business but stopped selling when she was diagnosed with stage 3 ovarian cancer 10 years ago. She beat the odds and has been cancer free for several years now.
Though cancer free and doing well, JJ does not have the energy or desire to sell at collector shows anymore. Instead, I have started a business to help her sell her collection online. She provides the collection and expertise and my folks, and I do all the hard work. It's a great deal for everyone because honestly, no one in the family could have done this collection justice, upon inheritance, without JJ's help. While I appreciate the rarity and beauty of her collection it is not my passion, it is hers. She seems genuinely excited to have a reason to spend hours in her "bead room" again.
After months of work we have finally opened our online store. I have been (still am) uploading inventory daily. Not an easy task with a toddler running around.
We haven't even sent out our mailing launching the store and already we have sales. It feels good.
Please check out our store, Girl Adorned. If you have loved ones who have a passion for ethnic treasures pass the link along because the Jackie Little Collection has been coveted by other collectors for decades.
|Me as the "Girl Adorned" Age 5|
This has been the advertisement
for JJ's business for almost 25 years.