Marissa Kendrick wanted to do something that was enjoyable so she started producing wearable art! Check out our interview with the lovely Marissa below…


What motivated and inspired you to start your own business?

I wanted to do something that I enjoyed and loved and making jewelry was exciting to me. I love putting different pieces together and finding inspiration in everything.

Tell us about your business.

My business was created for both men and women. I produce art goods which includes artwork, jewelry, and throw pillows.

What were the first few steps you took to get your business up and running?

I teamed up with a graphic designer to create my logo and then produced a small collection of jewelry and started selling my pieces to everyone I knew.

What has been the most effective way of raising awareness of your business and getting new customers?

I would say social media and networking at different events where my target audience will be.


What have been your biggest challenges so far?

I would say not asking for help and not being open to change. I overcame these bad habits by analyzing my choices and making sure I was not repeating the same mistakes. Once I overcame those two things everything went smoothly.

How did you overcome these challenges?

I just started changing bad habits into good ones.

How do you keep motivated through difficult times?

I always focused on the positive reasons of why I started my business.

How did you distinguish yourself from your competitors?

I just did what I loved and tried not to focus on my competition.


What is the best advice you have received recently?

Be original and always follow your heart.

What advice would you give to other entrepreneurs?

Never give up on yourself. You will never know until you try!

What is your favorite business tool or resource?

I love using Instagram. Pictures are my favorite.

What social media outlets do you use? List them below.

Facebook @deleaylashay
Instagram @deleaylashay
Twitter @deleaylashay


What is a good article or book you have read recently?

“Girlboss” was such a great book. It was very inspiring to me and I think every woman in business for themselves should read it.

What are you currently learning about for your business or looking for help with?

I am currently learning how to expand my business and work on it instead of in it.

What are your goals for the next few months and how are you striving to achieve them?

My goal is to continue to create amazing pieces for my brand and learn as much as I can to produce the best artwork possible.