I've talked a lot about purpose on this blog. Yes, I was lucky to discover my purpose early in life. But the longer I lived, I discovered that I had hidden talent, honestly. A few years ago I wanted to learn how to bead just so I could make pretty AIDS Awareness Bracelets that women would love and wear. But after about six months I discovered that I had a real talent for designing bracelets. So on a whim I decided to launch RLT Collection, a full line of bracelets handmade by me with wonderful gemstones. My motto is that I have a bracelet for everyone, every personality at every price range. Shoot, I didn't want to leave anyone out, I even design unisex bracelets. And yes, I do weddings, proms, cotillions, Bat Mitzvah's and so on and so on.
Sophie's doctor bill. Launching this line I didn't know if anyone would support me, but that didn't matter. I had a vision and I went for it. I learned, I liked what I learned, and I took it to the next level.
I love making the bracelets. And I figure if one person wears my bracelets then I had accomplished something. More strangers have purchased my bracelets than friends. I've even had friends look me in the face and tell me a baldfaced lie about how they don't wear bracelets. #ForReal. But I didn't let that stop me either. People will kill your dream and stump the hell out of your growth. I've even had someone say to me, "You still making those bracelets?" That told me then that they had not been to my bracelet website. I shrugged it off, ended that phone conversation and kept on working on my new collection of Stackable Bracelets. And they are simply fabulous. I have taken my designs to the next level, mixing and matching, and creating new looks. That's what designers are supposed to do.
RLT Reads Book Club, I decided to add bookmarks to RLT Collection. Yes! Wonderful bookmarks handmade by me from gemstones. And the best news is they are at a great price. I want people to buy them and sport them on your books to help challenge stigma and shame around HIV/AIDS. Book Nook Charms are coming next!
What am I saying... Don't be afraid to grow! Don't be afraid of failure! Don't be afraid of what people will say! Don't be afraid of success! And... as long as God gives you breath in your body, NEVER, ever, stop growing! To do less than your best is to squander the wonderful gift of life!
Tea Bracelets I launched two months ago. Diva Approved Tea Balls to strain your tea!