Today in the Spotlight: Ms. Lisa Burek of Lisa Burek Jewelry! Lisa fell in love with jewelry making and beads when doing projects with her girls and things just took off from there! She is a proud member of The Artisan Group, an elite group of artists that gift celebrities at awards events and various charities.
We caught up with Lisa and asked her a few questions so you get to know her better. Here is her story:
What’s the story behind your company?
The story behind my company…..I grew up in a house where craft projects were always happening. Mom made pine cone wreath masterpieces to sell at craft fairs and also made homemade play-doh for us, you name it! We all helped out. Over the years I have done (I think) almost every type of crafting, except quilting: that still looks daunting to me! What spurred me on to do the jewelry was, it sounds so silly, but doing beading craft projects with my young girls hit a spark in me. As I did more people said things like “hey, do you sell that?” And so it began….
What inspires you?
Inspiration comes from something so simple as a color of a bead, or achieving a patina I love.
What is your favorite product to make?
My favorite products to make: that is hard to pin down, as I am quite eclectic. I love working with many materials and don’t limit myself. I know many jewelry artists stick with one style and materials, but I don’t like to limit my creations. Its fun to make and work with all kinds of styles and materials!
How would you describe your style in 3 words?
Eclectic, kind of “boho”, metals and charms.
In your opinion, what’s the best part of being an entrepreneur?
Being an “Entrepreneur” means I can work at my own pace, do something I love, and still be able to be around when the girls need me.
If you were to start all over again, what would you do differently?
If I had to start all over again: I would have hopefully realized the importance of “Social Media” and become more adept at it. Alas, it is still not one of my stronger skills!
Any advice for other entrepreneurs who are just starting?
Know your social media, picture taking skills are a must, if you love doing it then keep going.
What’s next? Any plans for the future?
Future plans: for now to work on my computer/phone skills: finally figure out tweeting, working on my craft, learning to use my hand-held torch!
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