Jess & company –
What a bittersweet moment it was this evening to carefully unwrap the blue tissue encasing my last, and possibly best, purchase from you all.
After jumping on the Jess LC bandwagon maybe one, two years ago, my mother would come peek over my shoulder and ask if I was on “that jewelry site again” far too often. I’ll never forget the first item I purchased, a golden Braille pendant emblazoned with “dream bigger” (on sale) – thus began the surfeit of “where did you get that?” “what does it say?” “what does it mean?” questions. How proud I was of that necklace. I coerced the credit card out of my family wallet to order it – my first online purchase.
You are a home of firsts for me. The first time I fell in love with chevron. The first moment I figured out what the security code on a Frost card is. The first time I seriously considered small-business owning as a future for myself. The brand you have created for yourselves is classic, iconic, so fresh – and so, so personal. I am touched by the extent your kindness goes to each customer, to each piece. So often are these important things overlooked.
I know this all must seem so foolish coming from a sixteen year old like myself, who knows nothing of the trials of jewelry making, let alone business-owning.
Confidently I will walk into the future, my future, with “dream bigger” swinging from my neck and two beads of furious yellow tickling my earlobes. And I pray that you will continue on knowing that, whatever the stress, whatever the cost, you have inspired one little girl from Texas by simply dreaming bigger.
You have already done so much to help me – never stop designing, never stop HELPING.
“I have everything I have due to a lot of faith, my share of talent, and the simple ability to just keep going.”