I started designing Loc Accessories, December 2010. I wanted to give my daughter-in-law and Loc Technician/friend something special for Christmas. We had numerous conversations about the lack of places to buy Loc Accessories. I would find them when I went to festivals and natural hair shows.
I knew they wanted something to adorn their Locs. I combed the internet for ideals on how to make hair ties and loc jewelry. The little information I found was very helpful. It got me started and excited.
The pieces I made were very nice, but I felt I could do better. I wanted more professional and unique looking pieces. All of my spare time went to accomplishing that goal.
The Ladies loved the accessories I made. They were so excited and impressed; they suggest I make more to sell. So….. there I went, off on my journey into the world of Loc Accessories.
With Crystals and Stones
I’ve been drawn to crystals and stones for many years. I used them for their healing properties and because they are so beautiful. I would make jewelry out of them, so I would have them on me all the time. I’m personally drawn to copper as my metal. After researching the healing properties of copper, I understood why. You are drawn to what you need.
I would get so many compliments on my jewelry. Just like the message to cut my Traditional Locs (see my journey), I kept feeling I should add crystal jewelry to my business. I was against it at first. I only wanted to make Loc Accessories. I felt there were enough people making jewelry. It wasn’t my passion. Unlike my hair, I resisted the jewelry until I couldn’t ignore the feeling anymore. A year ago, I started making jewelry with crystals and stones to sell. At first, it was a struggle and draining. It wasn’t just the designing; I felt the need to make sure every piece had the right combination to aid the wearer. That, “the intent” I wanted it to have was represented in the choices of crystals I chose. Sometimes the combination of the crystals didn’t translate to the design I liked. It was a struggle. After I let go and trusted in myself, the flood gate opened. I put much love into my jewelry. It’s not draining nor a struggle anymore. It’s pure Joy! And I’m happy to be a vassal.