Being an artist/jewelry designer entrepreneur is not easy whatsoever. It seems as if you can only make it if you hire a great PR firm or if a celebrity endorses your products or if you have a a large following on your social media outlets. And let's face it, most of those followers are usually bought through a service. But the bottom line is that I LOVE what I do. I'm living my dream of creating, designing, and spreading love and positive energy all under the same roof of "Apple Grace Designs." I thrive off of this and through this very outlet, I am further inspired to keep growing. But the reality is that it isn't at all glamorous or smooth sailing... Sales can be extremely volatile, competitors are always on the prowl for your designs, and work is non-stop, even on your days off. So when you receive an email such as this, you take it as a reminder from God, from the Universe...of why you "blood, sweat, and tears" your way through day in and day out for your art and what you believe in. Giving back is always on the agenda and even if it's on this scale as of now, I'm relieved to know that it still makes a difference.