I remember back in 2006 praying to God to give me something to help pull me out of the well of depression I had found myself in. Soon after, I taught myself how to create rosaries. It gave me great peace and was very theraputic for me through my post-partum depression.
I had decided then to share my rosaries with as many people as possible by offering them for sale. I stumbled across Etsy and the rest was history.
I noticed recently that every time I got away from what started me in the handmade community -- as far as jewelry making is concerned -- the success of my shop falters. Not sure if it means anything, but...
I'm going back to basics.
After the jewelry currently in my shop sells out (or I get tired of waiting for it to go, whichever comes first), I'm going to go back to creating rosaries and chaplets. I'm also going to go back to donating 10% of all the proceeds to a different charity every month; tithing being one Catholic concept I have absolutely NO problem with.
Doesn't mean I'm closing my other shops -- no way there. Doesn't mean I'll cease being a crazy old lady who can be occasionally random. Just going back to the beginning.
haeven (pronounced HAY-ven) is a family run business. Mom is a happy wife and mother of two; she is the creator of all of our great products and administrator of the shop. Dad is the financial brain behind the whole shebang. Brandon is the kid with the quick packing fingers; he makes sure that your orders go out on time (or he gets grounded! j/k). And Olivia is only four; so she gets to do a lot of cheerleading and jockeying for her time playing Nick Jr. or Noggin.