Keep Dreaming! Love Skulls?
Here's a Sneak Peak of one of our infamous designs, ilaments Papel Picado Sugar Skull Hoops!
Cool ilaments Behind the Scenes story on how these Hoops have been a continuous reminder for me to never give up!
Always be your most authentic self despite what anyone says and that goes for your Sales Rep, lol!
So its July 2011 when I begin to get ready for my annual trade show at L.A.'s Convention Center known as the California Gift Show. This year I decided to create my Sterling Silver sugar skull design into Acrylic. Now this is a hard plastic that many designers use because it's light, fun and can be cut into so many different shapes.
So I got inspired and thought outside the box, what if I create a less expensive collection but with the same feel? And thats exactly what I did, the price point was great for Buyers & the collection captured my culture with a fun design. Who's not gonna love that right?
About a few months later, I get a call from a huge buyer of mine who owns Mexican Sugar Skulls.com and she says I hope ots ok, I sent your Sterling Silver Vida Skull Earrings to InStyle Magazine! I was beside myself. That is a Designers Dream Come True.
So I'm like Yes!!! I set up my collection at the New Mart on 9th Street, and as Im setting up I pray that the Lord would land ilaments in Fred Segal, Santa Monica and guess what?
Within15 minutes of L.A. Market starting, with still 3 days to go, I get a call from my Sales Rep saying, You landed these Sugar Skulls in every color at Nina's Fred Segal in Santa Monica. Google her:)
Keep focused on your Dreams! They just might come true!