I was born and raised in Corpus Christi, Texas. I have always been a creative whether it was creating floral arrangements or decorating my home. I even created my own wedding décor!
One day the fall of 2018, I stumbled across a YouTube video with a tutorial about creating mosaic jewelry. I’d been looking for a hobby to be able to create something that was therapeutic to relieve some stress. I was hooked! I began doing some research, ordered a few supplies and began experimenting and sharing my creations with friends and family. Before I knew it, I applied for my sales tax permit, and I became a female, Latina, locally owned small business owner.
Now three years later, I can say that I’ve sold many pieces to many valuable customers who have supported me through my journey. I love my customers, and there is nothing better than when I hear or see how happy they are to have a one-of-a-kind wearable piece of art. My little business has grown by leaps and bonds due to hard work and collaborations with other small, local businesses.
I work fulltime, am married and have two boys. So I try to balance all that comes with home and work life and being a small business entrepreneur.
I do have my family to thank for they have been the biggest source of support system! If it wasn’t for them and their feedback, I would not be able to continue to follow my dreams and have a business of my own.
If you aren’t already, I invite you to follow me on social media on Facebook or Instagram @belsartstudio. I post my newest designs, sales, and pop up markets I will participate in. I also share thoughtful words of inspiration that lift me up as well as share other information from other small businesses to support local entrepreneurs. Small businesses have to stick together, and I believe that by sharing their information can not only help grow their business but help our community.