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We define our futures with goals and dreams, but often struggle to take the first leap toward achieving them.
The goal of each handmade “Day One” item is to remind women every day to stop telling themselves “one day...” and to view every day as “day one.”
Day One of working toward that promotion.
Day One of getting healthy.
Day One of breaking that bad habit.
Day One of perusing your passion.
Day One of turning your hobby into a business.
Every day is an opportunity to start something new. Stand with your head held high, cool earrings on, and take over the world, babe.
When Ariel isn't making jewelry, she is a K-12 visual arts educator, an arts education advocate, and a public speaker.
Ariel attended Illinois State University, majoring in Art Teacher Education with a focus in ceramics and painting. After graduating in 2017, she began teaching visual arts at the high school level, sharing her passion for creating with her students.
One of her claims to fame is earning the title of Miss Illinois 2019, and representing Illinois at the Miss America 2020 competition.
Ariel grew up in a family of skydivers, so she is quite the extreme sport enthusiast! She skydives, rock climbs, and she has been SCUBA certified since she was 12 years old. When she isn't off seeking out new adventures with her friends and family, you will likely find her creating new jewelry collections or seeking out a new sushi restaurant.
"I have been making accessories for as long as I can remember. What started off as cardboard high heels and bracelets in elementary school evolved into paper dresses and fabric headbands in middle school, and eventually custom painted shoes and beaded jewelry in high school.
In college I discovered a few new materials: Polymer Clay, Brass, and Resin - the materials that i am still obsessed with to this day.
Throughout all of the trials and experiences that I have had throughout my life of creating, I have always known that I love making, wearing, and sharing."
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