Hello Essential Oil family! I wanted to take a moment to introduce myself the maker and owner of The Modern Gem. My name is Stephanie, I started this journey back in January 2017 for several reason, we will get into that soon. First off let me tell you a little about myself; I'm a boy-mom, handful of a wife at times, a perfectly imperfect servant of God, and someone who has been in Recovery for 5+ years. These are all things I'm extremely proud of. They are important of me.
I started this shop to show myself I could, that I could transition from SAHM to working mom. That I could continue my recovery and work, that I wasn’t as fragile as I thought I was. I loved being a SAHM (stay at home mom) but I had only one child, I had fulfilled what my original purpose, to be the care giver for him in his preschool years. Once I had achieved that I was left with a lot of extra time. I wouldn't change that time I spent with him not for anything. The end of 2016 came and I decided to find something, it had to be something I loved if I was going to give up such an amazing role as SAHM. I made my first piece to remind myself to use my essential oils regularly to help aid my anxiety. I bought some tools and supplies took some classes online. I'd love to say I had done this as some hobby years before but that’s not my story. I opened my shop only 3 months after I started making. I just wanted something that was my own, that I could pursue, and create, and grow. I was so nervous when I created my shop. Will anyone buy it? Is it any good? Can I actually do this? Will these jewelry pieces do what I created them to, diffuse my essential oils?
I believed in Essential Oils 100% I had been given a PSK from my mom in 2014 and started to use them. For all sorts of things. I deal with daily Anxiety, sleep issues, and struggle with depression and I mentioned I'm recovery as well, so I had a bit of emotional baggage and turmoil I needed to work through. I wanted a natural way to balance myself out. (I believe medication is a fantastic tool and sometimes necessary for treating mental illness and have nothing but respect for those who take medication, maybe one day I will myself) I am passionate about essential oils for mental health, emotional well-being, and physical health. So of course, I was going to tie that into my jewelry how could I not!?! They were a part of me, my jewelry is a part of me it, I couldn't have one without the other.
This is literally a one woman show. I make, package, photograph product, edit, list, run social media, deal with customer care, make all graphics I use, etc. I like to hire out for photography lifestyle shoots ,the models, makeup, and clothes, and absolutely love working with people who love their craft as much as I love min. Other than that, all in house stuff is little ol me. It’s totally worth it! I am small business and appreciate all the support I get from my amazing customers! thank you for taking the time to Meet the Maker behind your Jewelry. Without you there wouldn’t be The Modern Gem.