You’ve probably heard of our jewelry line Firefly already, but do you know the #bossbabe behind it? She’s a mother, farmer’s wife, DIYer, entrepreneur, gardener + beautiful soul from Alfred, NY.
I love art, nature and fashion – I always have!
When I was 15, I started making jewelry for my friends and I opened a small stand at a local farmers market. I saved enough to buy my first truck and it was a great creative outlet for me.
Then life happened. I went to college, had a career, got married and had two little boys.
Fast forward to ten years later – I made the decision to stay home with my boys on our family farm. I had always been intrigued by leather working and was looking for a way to work from home in the farm off season. I started making essential oil diffuser jewelry out of leather.
In remembering my days at the farmers markets as a teen, I went back to the grassroots selling my jewelry at local markets. It quickly took off and I realized I needed a name!
As I was walking my dog through one of our fields, I noticed hundreds of fireflies all around us. It was like a sign from God! All those sweet little fireflies doing what they were created to do – shining bright!
I realized that’s what I wanted to say with my creations! I make jewelry that hopefully inspires and empowers women to be their true bright selves, to not be afraid of self expression but embrace what makes us each unique!
I have been so blessed working with Taylor having my line at Trend and am now also available in 4 other stores!// Kristina Snyder
If you have a #bossbabe you think we should feature in our upcoming posts – let us know! We’re always looking to be inspired.