- Posted March 25, 2014 by
This iReport is part of an assignment:
She Makes Happy
Scout wanted to create wearable happiness, so to speak. "She wanted to make stuff that made people happy when they wore it or used it," akingsley said. Things like "Paperclip necklaces, earrings, purses, barrettes, you name it!"
Happy Wear has expanded into an Etsy shop, and the two fill orders from around the country. Scout loves talking about her business, akingsley says.
"She enjoys being the 'Artistic Director.' There is great power in creating, making, taking risks and shaping ideas and making them come to life. I want [Scout] to see the value of hard work and dedication as well as the creative side of being an entrepreneur."
- Verybecoming, CNN iReport producer
Scout began creating paperclip necklaces that were varied in color and size. They are so fun, bright and happy... and immediately after seeing her first necklace something clicked for both of us... and HAPPY WEAR was born and has spiraled into something quite magical!
The initial event that spawned HAPPY WEAR was amazing and we both found a LOVE for making things with our hands and learning new techniques, skills and ways to create. We also continue to teach one another. She has become the "Creative Art Director" and I do the gluing!
There isn't a day that goes by where one of us isn't crafting, making, tinkering and thinking of the next thing we want to make! We share ideas and have so much of fun together!
We are the best of business partners and I love being able to share this experience with my daughter while also finding a life long hobby and passion for creating and making.
This truly has been the most magical, unexpected gift and Scout and I are just getting started! Scout applied and has been accepted into the Denver Mini-Makers Faire as well as the Horseshoe Market, both highly anticipated events.
A school project gone bonkers! All started with a paperclip, giggles and my desire to teach my daughter how to start, run and grow a business.
The initial event that spawned 'HAPPY WEAR' was amazing! I had never crafted a day in my life until November 2013 and we both found a LOVE for making things with our hands.
Happy Wear has brought us a ton of joy and laughter. My daughter, the Creative Director and I share ideas and have so much of fun together! We are the best of business partners and I love being able to share this experience with my her while also finding a life long hobby and passion for creating, making and continually learning.
This truly has been the most magical, unexpected gift!
Happy Wear was born in November 2013.