I came across Elsa’s beautiful jewelry designs on instagram and I immediately reached out to her to pick her brain. Not only is Elsa the jewelry designer behind Mehary Jewel, but she is also a talented art director and illustrator for print magazines including: In Style, Travel & Leisure, T, Real Simple, Harper’s Bazaar and Bon Appétit. She has also done branding, creative direction and design for small and nonprofit businesses. I hope you guys enjoy her nuggets of wisdom as much as I did.
What is the inspiration behind Mehary Jewel and when did it happen?
I’ve been working with a healer for years to achieve a level of life work balance. She used crystals in my treatments and I realized that wearing beautiful gems all day would give you the same results. I’ve been making jewelry for years, but it was adding the avuryedic message to the pieces that forced me into a branding MeharyJewel. It developed organically while working in fashion, but traveling regularly around the world to various yoga retreats and visiting amazing friends in relaxing natural environments added to the inspiration. I created the line as an homage to nature and beauty. When you wear something that you love and it makes you happy. You literally raise your vibration, which raises your alignment and makes you presence in the world that much better!
What is one thing you should never be afraid of in business?
Never be afraid to ask questions and learn from someone who is winning in your industry.
What is a book that changed your life and why?
The book E2 by Sarah Prout which is a bit scientific and fun and reminded me that thoughts create reality with 9 little experiments to test and prove it..
What is a financial tip you would give to emerging entrepreneurs that has helped you?
Don’t use your own money to start your business if you plan to go big.
What top 5 apps help keep you organized in your business?
I don’t use a lot of apps as I am pretty organized but obvi my calendar and HARVEST which keep track of invoices and expenses.
What is the best business advice you’ve received?
Best would be you can always change course if something isn’t working take stock, regroup and start again and you will get there with focus.
To learn more about Mehary Jewel, you can visit her website here.