Can you tell us a little about yourself?
I’m Natalie, the heart and soul behind Audrey Millie Rose. I was born and raised in Montreal. I’m a wife and a mother to two amazing daughters.
Arts and Crafts have always been a constant in my life, either in my work, studies or hobbies. From bookbinding and painting, to jewelry making, I’ve always had a passion for creation!
What exactly is Audrey Millie Rose?
Audrey Millie Rose is an online jewelry boutique. You’ll find bracelets, earrings and pendants that I’ve designed and handcrafted with love, in my home and in limited quantities. I also collaborate with other artisans featuring some of their creations in my shop. All beaded bracelets are done with carefully curated beads. Custom orders are also available for those who want that one of a kind jewelry piece, made just for them!
What inspired you to start Audrey Millie Rose?
Like many women, becoming a mother changed my life in the most beautiful ways and helped shape the woman I am today. My daughters are my unending source of inspiration, they drive me to constantly better myself as a person and this motivation is in part the birth of Audrey Millie Rose. Creating a family business that gives back, by doing what I love, has been dream come true.
How did you come up with the name?
Audrey Millie Rose was named after my two daughters. They truly are my greatest inspiration and the stars of my life.
You plant a tree with every purchase; can you tell us about that?
In business and in life, the trees we plant today, will grow and bring value to generations to come. I wanted the business to give back in a lasting way, that’s how the “A gift that gives back” initiative was born. Every time an order is placed, a tree will be planted in a area in need. In addition to the restoration of forests and wildlife habitat, trees planted through our partnership with non-profit organizations contribute to cleaner air, cleaner soil, and cleaner waterways. Reforestation focus areas include wildfire restoration, biodiversity and habitat expansion, agroforestry, food security and social impact, and watershed maintenance among others. I believe that if we work together, we can make the world greener and greater.
Is there a favorite product?
Beaded bracelets! Especially genuine gemstone bracelets. Who doesn’t love the natural beauty of gemstones? In addition to being comfortable, versatile and stackable, beaded bracelets are oh so addictive! It’s difficult to own just one!
Our collection of handcrafted earrings and necklaces is also growing. I can’t wait to share the new designs with everyone.☺
What is your favorite part about running Audrey Millie Rose?
The creative process is definitely my favorite part. Creating a piece of jewelry that someone will love and cherish for many years bring me tremendous joy.
How do you spread the word about your company?
Do you have any advice for fellow entrepreneurs?
Don’t hold yourself back! So many people wait for the perfect time (that often never comes), or they just let their own fears hold them back from even getting their foot out the door. Don’t be afraid to fail, you often fail before you succeed. And most importantly, success is a long-game, be in it for the long haul, nurture and sustain your business, whatever it may be.
Do you have a favorite quote or go to saying? ☺
“You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, “I lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along.” You must do the thing you think you cannot do.”
– Eleanor Roosevelt
Is there anything else you would like to share with us?
Stay clear of negativity. Surround yourself with positive people that will support your goals and dreams. Believe in yourself, work hard and give back in a meaningful way.