Small businesses are one of my favorite things to write about! I was so thrilled when my friend Kyra agreed to let me write about her new business – Willow Designs!
I met Kyra when I was in seventh grade. We were roommates on a People to People trip to Washington D.C. Kyra is the kind of girl that you immediately love – fun and fearless with a servant’s heart and a love for life. I am so so excited for her in this new venture!
Here is a little about Kyra & Willow Designs, in Kyra’s own words:
Hi, my name is Kyra of Willow Designs, and I create handmade jewelry out of Lincoln, Nebraska. I was inspired to start making jewelry while working at the Pilgrimer, a new nonprofit in downtown Lincoln that is a gathering place and support for makers from all walks of life. After getting to know some of the local makers at the Pilgrimer, I saw that I could turn my creativity into something tangible and become a maker myself. I started off wanting to make a couple of original pieces of jewelry for gifts and never intended to make jewelry on a larger scale. But with a lot of courage and a little push from sister, I bought supplies and started. Since I began this journey and opened a business, the support I’ve received from my family and friends has been unparalleled. My hope for Willow Designs is to create jewelry that people love to wear. I also hope to pay it forward and inspire others to tap into their creative sides and become makers.
Huge shout out to Tessa Kurtenbach Photography (my loving sister.) This all would not have happened or been possible without your big heart and amazing photography skills.
What do y’all think? Will you be checking out Willow Designs?!
Note: I do not own any of the photos in this post. All photos are credit to Tessa Kurtenbach Photography. This is not a sponsored post, and all opinions are my own.