Written By Samantha Cee
Kim’s Bead Palace creates one of a kind handmade stretch bracelets. All bracelets are handmade by the amazing designer and entrepreneur , Kim . Each bracelet is made with the best quality beads. she designs each beaded bracelet that can be worn with any outfit for any occasion. kim and manufactures create fashionable jewelry for a reasonable price. Her creations are made with tender loving care. Today we bring you an innovative and organic inspiring life of Baltimore , MarylandKim of Kim's Bead Palace
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"I started making handmade stretch bracelets as a hobby I’ve been doing it for about 10months now. I received lots of compliments and my family encouraged me to make then and sell to others. I enjoyed this craft is so relaxing and I get excited when I complete a set of bracelets. It’s like an addiction now I can’t stop. "- Kim , Baltimore
Fashion Gxd Magazine: How did the idea for your business come about? The idea
Kim’s Bead Palace: IT came about when I was unable to find the right color stretch bracelet I wanted so I said to I’m going to make one myself , so I gave it a try and been making bracelets ever since
Fashion Gxd Magazine: Tell us about Kim’s Bead Palace how did it come about?
Kim Bead PAlace: I decided I wanted to create my own look and my own brand so my daughter encouraged me to post my pics on social media and received positive responses. I also began wearing my own creations and people admired my pieces and wanted me to create something just for them.
Fashion Gxd MAgazine : How did you come up with the Name "Kim’s Bead Palace “?
Kim Bead PAlace: I wanted to use my name and associate with something grand (large and extravagant) my own Palace with beads everywhere.
Fashion Gxd Magazine : What three pieces of advice would you give to college students who want to starting a Jewelry Line ?
Kim Bead PAlace: Stay focus, believe in yourself, don’t be afraid to be creative and stay humble
If you had the chance to start your career over again, what would you do differently? I wouldn’t change a thing.
Fashion Gxd Magazine: What would you say are the top three skills needed to be a successful jewelry designer?
Kim Bead PAlace: Creativity, know how to manage your finances and you must always have a positive attitude
Fashion Gxd Magazine : What have been some of your failures, and what have you learned from them?
Kim Bead PAlace: I haven’t had any failures at this point .
Fashion Gxd MAgazine: How many hours do you work a day on average?
Kim Bead PAlace: 11 to 12 hours a day
Fashion Gxd Magazine : Describe/outline your typical day?
Kim Bead PAlace: Well I have a regular full time job working 8hrs a day, then I dedicate at least 3hrs to creating bracelets when I get home
Fashion Gxd Magazine : How has being an entrepreneur affected your family life?
Kim Bead PAlace: I don’t get to spend a lot of time with my family anymore but they understand and support me all the way.
Fashion Gxd Magazine : What motivates you?
Kim Bead PAlace: My daughter and granddaughter
Fashion gxd Magazine : How do you generate new ideas?
Kim Bead PAlace: I sit at the table and lay out my materials and take it from there. I also check social media and magazines to see what colors are trending.
Fashion Gxd Magazine :What are your ideals?
Kim Bead PAlace: Stay focus so I can become a very successful jewelry maker.
Fashion Gxd MAgazine : How do you define success? Success is achieving all your goals you set out to do
What is the best way to achieve long-term success?
Kim Bead PAlace: Best way is to stay focus and always have a plan
Fashion Gxd MAgazine : How do you build a successful customer base?
Kim Bead PAlace: Advertising is the key like, have jewelry parties and also have your work displayed at trunk shows…I’m working on building my empire this is all new to me and I love it.
Fashion Gxd Magazine : Do you believe there is some sort of pattern or formula to becoming a successful in owning a Jewelry Line?
Kim Bead PAlace: Yes stay consistent (always)
Fashion Gxd MAgazine: If you could talk to one person from history, who would it be and why?
Kim Bead PAlace: Martin Luther King Jr., because he was defiant, he never let anything or anybody get in his way. Such a great inspiration
Fashion Gxd MAgazine :Who has been your greatest inspiration?
Kim Bead PAlace: My family
Fashion Gxd MAgazine: What book has inspired you the most? (Or what is your favorite book?)
Kim Bead PAlace: I’m not a big book reader but I love to read some of Maya Angelou’s poem , very inspiring.
Fashion Gxd Magazine: What is your favorite aspect of being an entrepreneur?
Kim Bead PAlace: Designing beautiful bracelets
Fashion Gxd Magazine : To what do you most attribute your success?
Kim Bead PAlace: Being too devoted to my craft
Fashion Gxd Magazine :What would say are the five key elements for starting and running a successful business?
Kim Bead PAlace: Well I’m still at the beginning stage but I do know it takes dedication, patience, planning, being humble and being persistent
Fashion Gxd Magazine : What has been your most satisfying moment in business?
Kim Bead PAlace: When I completed my first set of bracelets and the compliments I received and course making my first sale.
Fashion Gxd MAgazine: What do you feel is the major difference between entrepreneurs and those who work for someone else?
Kim Bead PAlace: The difference is you can make your own hours and be as creative as you want.
Fashion Gxd Magazine :How do you go about marketing your business?
Kim Bead PAlace: Social Media, word of mouth, handing out flyers, business cards and networking.
Fashion Gxd Magazine : What has been your most successful form of marketing?
Social Media and wearing my own creations
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Fashion Gxd Magazine : In one word, characterize your life as an entrepreneur?
Kim Bead PAlace: Fantastic
Fashion Gxd Magazine : What are some of the biggest mistakes you’ve made?
Kim Bead PAlace: Not taking some opportunities that were presented to me.
Fashion Gxd MAgazine : What are your hobbies?
Kim Bead PAlace: Jewelry making that’s all I have time for at this point
Fashion Gxd Magazine : What do you do in your non-work time?
Kim Bead PAlace: Relax every chance I get
Fashion Gxd MAgazine : What sacrifices have you had to make to be a successful jewelry designer?
Kim Bead PAlace: Well I’m still in the beginning stage but I’ve learn that it takes hard work and I sacrifice not being with my family as much but they understand.
Fashion Gxd Magazine :Where you see yourself and your business in 10 years? 20 years?
Kim Bead PAlace: Having my creations displayed in magazines and have top models wear my creations. In 20 years mentoring upcoming jewelry makers.