Today we’d like to introduce you to Jewels From Jah.
Hello Jewels From Jah, so excited to have you with us today. What can you tell us about your story?
As you know, Jah is the Rastafarian name for God. After almost losing my life to giving birth to my daughter, whose name is Jah, I begin to see life as a gift. I began my Jewels From Jah journey back in 2015 when I started to create waist beads for my sisterhood. I just decided one day, “Hey, I can do that!”
I had many failed attempts in the business field as I was a single mentally and physically abused mom who also was financially unstable and didn’t know a thing about running a business, but I never gave up. When I got in engaged last year to a wonderful man, I was in awe at the cost of the personalized gifts that were being advertised and sold. I decided to DIY our Wedding Party gifts.
I bought a Cricut Joy and my now husband invested in a Heat Press Machine. I made personalized cards and flasks. I was hooked from there. I fell in love with creating things that symbolized my individuality and personal growth. I designed a personalized day of gifts and my bachelorette party t-shirts.
Once married, I started designing couple of shirts for myself and my husband and people started to ask where I got our shirts which I replied “I made them” These last 3 months, I’ve been praying to God and pushing my business harder than before. I have faith that it’s only going to grow more and more with each passing day.
We all face challenges, but looking back would you describe it as a relatively smooth road?
Lol, not at all. In the very beginning, there was little support. I had only me supporting my dreams of self-employment.
The first time I used my heat press I had the iron-on material upside down so it was stuck to the heat press (I still have the shirts I made that was my first failed attempt lol). My printer, which I used to print pictures for T-shirts, broke within a week.
And if you have a Cricut Joy you know how small it is, so imagine making 10-15 designs for shirts and flask. It took me forever. The struggle was real on top of dealing with a teenager, working full time, planning a wedding, and taking care of a home.
Alright, so let’s switch gears a bit and talk business. What should we know about your work?
In all, I am a writer of unpublished Urban Novels, still trying to break into that scene. I write poetry and make music under the pen name Moochie The Poet.
I have a single out called “Love Spiritual”, Bloodshot da Lyrical Missile, written together. And now, I have begun to create personalized gifts for weddings or just t-shirts for group outings, and custom jackets that are lightweight and can be worn all year round.
I am most proud of my accomplishments thus far. Come from a place of abuse, not only physically but mentally, and to grow into the woman I am today. Being able to use my talents to make people feel good about themselves and their personal style.
What sets me apart from others is no one knows or lived my life as I do. The things I had to endure and overcome just to be able to give my daughter a stable environment. I am the one and only Moochie the Poet and Jewels From Jah is the only place you can book a Singer/Songwriter, Poet, and Custom Clothing Designer.
We’d be interested to hear your thoughts on luck and what role, if any, you feel it’s played for you?
Luck? More like praying, meditating, and manifesting have played a major role in my life.
After praying that God removes me from certain harmful situations, I met my sisterhood who spoke nothing but life and positive affirmations to me. After meditating and finding my way to my true self I found love not only in myself but also in those around me and eventually found the love of my life.
We begin manifesting, fasting, and praying together which brought forth the fruit for my music, our marriage, and my business.
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