Emmy & Jade
Emmy & Jade is run by mother/daughter team, Jenny and Mandy.
Having been born and raised in Noosa on Queensland's Sunshine Coast, Mandy has always had a passion for her hometown as well as the beach and shells. Her mother Jenny shares the same love and they founded the business which sells handmade jewellery, homewares, shells and crystals. Crystals and crystal jewellery is the latest addition to their range, showcasing their love for natures gifts and their healing properties.
Mandy is also a graphic designer and artist with printed editions of her work available as well.
How long have you been making jewellery?
Jenny: I’ve been making jewellery for family members for the last couple of years.
Mandy: I started last year, learning from Mum
How did you get started?
After making jewellery as a hobby we decided to combine it with our love for shells and the beach and started making shell jewellery which has turned into a business, then branching into making dreamcatchers and shell décor. We have now incorporated crystals into our work as well.
What is your greatest inspiration?
The beach, nature and most of all the beauty of shells and the wonderful things you can make with them.
What is the greatest challenge to owning and operating your own business?
Running your own business is always tough, having to rely on yourself to gets things happening. However it is also what makes you work harder and put the hours and effort in.
What is the best thing about owning your own creative business?
Following your passion and making it happen. It’s not hard when you are doing something you love and making a living out of it. Always follow your dream and work from the heart.