a farewell to Jess LC

November 2nd, 2012   |   Life

 

As we close the Jess LC shop tonight at 6p CST I think this sweet, sweet email from a dear customer sums up all that I’ve hoped to accomplish over the past 14 years.

 

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.

Regardless.

THANK YOU.

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.”

 

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  • http://www.yellowbrickhome.com Kim @ Yellow Brick Home

    Sheesh, this brought a tear to my eye! Well deserved, Jess.

  • http://www.gadanke.com Katie

    so beautiful, Jess. Huge congrats on the completion of a beautiful chapter.

  • http://twitter.com/SapphireLindsay SapphireLindsay

    What a powerful customer letter/testimonial. That it the most touching one I’ve ever read. You must be so proud! Congratulations on all you accomplished through Jess LC, which clearly extends far beyond the revenue!

  • http://twitter.com/alexisbettis alexisbettis

    What a sweet letter. Congrats on starting this new phase!

  • http://aspotofwhimsy.blogspot.com diane {a spot of whimsy}

    sooo bittersweet. and what a lovely email. a lot of us feel the same :) hope you’re celebrating jesslc tonight! xo

  • http://www.thousandmilesfirststeps.com AdeOla

    Awww, this made me so mushy. You are a testament to hardwork and humanity. I really really want to get something but can’t right now, I know this is far fetched, but if you have inventories left after today…would you post them on the outlet?

  • http://oliviating.wordpress.com olivia

    Aw, that was really sweet! What a bittersweet day for us JessLC lovers, but congrats on moving on to bigger and better dreams!

  • Jess

    Thank you so, so much ladies!! I feel very fortunate to that I was able to have a part in this wonderful ride!

    AdeOla, unfortunately the Outlet is also closing today and no new products will be added.

  • http://sarahkocischeilz.wordpress.com Sarah Koci Scheilz

    Jess, I could have written that letter myself! My bridesmaids and I wore your bracelets on my wedding day, and it’s a permanent friendship bracelet for the women who mean the world to me. The way you do business — the HOW behind Jess LC — is the best part of it all. I’ve learned so much from watching you and your business and I can’t wait to learn more from you in your next chapter. Congratulations, and so much love!

  • http://channelingcontessa.com Clara

    Same here! Feeling so moved! I’m so proud of you, so thankful to have met you, constantly inspired by you…. the list goes on! Hope you’re celebrating this weekend. xoxo

  • http://www.megustaensalada.blogspot.com SEMinegar

    Good luck, Jess! I wish I could buy one of each of your designs before the shop closes. I’ll always treasure my “Be Present” necklace and print. :)