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A CREATIVE DREAMER, A MAKER AND A DOER, ONYAH'S DESIGNER/OWNER, BECCA WEBB, IS INSPIRED BY THE CREATIVE IN EVERY DAY LIFE. THE OPPORTUNITY...THE GIFT TO CREATE ON A DAILY BASIS IS THERAPEUTIC. DURING A TIME OF LIFE IN WHICH BECCA NEEDED TO REST AND HEAL, ONYAH BECAME A LIFELINE. IT'S AMAZING WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU LOVE WHAT YOU DO! 

 

HERE'S A LITTLE MORE FROM BECCA: "WE STARTED OUT WITH BASIC HANDMADE GIFTS LIKE BATH AND BODY, CHALK SIGNS, AND HANDMADE HOME DECOR. ONYAH'S BEGINNINGS WERE REALLY MORE A WAY OF  SUPPLEMENTING MY INCOME AFTER I QUIT TEACHING. I MEAN, I WAS INTENTIONALLY TRYING TO START A SMALL BUSINESS, BUT I HAD TO DEAL WITH LIFE FIRST. MY WHOLE WORLD WAS KIND OF ROCKED UPSIDE DOWN AND I NEEDED TO TAKE IT SLOW. SO WE STARTED REALLY, REALLY SMALL. IT WAS AN INTERESTING RIDE, BUT ONE I DO NOT TAKE FOR GRANTED. IT IS THE WAY IT HAD TO BE AND I AM THANKFUL! THAT WAS IN IN 2012 (Officially in 2013). WE SOLD THOSE FEW GIFT ITEMS AND HOME DECOR PLUS A LOT OF ANTIQUES & VINTAGE GOODS. I HELD SHOP & SIPS OUT OF MY HOME. IT WAS SO GREAT YET DIFFICULT!  I ALSO WORKED AT A DAY HAB FOR ADULTS WITH INTELLECTUAL AND PHYSICAL DISABILITIES. I LOVED IT! BUT IT WAS A WELCOMED SEASON THAT EVENTUALLY HAD TO COME TO AND END. ONCE I WAS DONE WITH MY...LET'S SAY...SABBATICAL, I REALLY CAME BACK STRONGER READY TO FULLY COMMIT TO ONYAH DESIGNS TO MAKE IT MORE THAN A LITTLE SIDE BUSINESS. BY THE END OF 2015, I WAS FULL TIME WITH ONYAH. BY MARCH 2016, WE LAUNCHED THIS WEBSITE. THE LAST 6 MONTHS OF 2016, I HIT EVERY MARKET I COULD WHERE I COULD SET UP A BOOTH WITH LOADS OF NEW JEWELRY. I FOUND MY WAY AND CONTINUE TO DO SO IN THIS BUSINESS. NOW, WE SELL WHOLESALE AND HAVE MOVED INTO MORE THAN JUST JEWELRY WITH MORE NEW THINGS TO COME. I HAVE A CLEARER VISION AND A GROWING TEAM." 


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Mission: 

AS ONYAH HAS DEVELOPED AND GROWN, WE HAVE BEEN ABLE TO DEVELOP INTO THE BUSINESS WE HAVE DESIRED TO BE, A BUSINESS THAT REFLECTS OUR DESIRE TO MAKE BEAUTIFUL HANDCRAFTED JEWELRY, GROW AWARENESS REGARDING FAIR TRADE GLOBALLY AS WELL AS AWARENESS TO ETHICAL, SUSTAINABLY SOURCED GOODS, MATERIALS AND BUSINESSES. NOT ONLY THAT, BUT OUR DESIRE TO SUPPORT LOCAL & SMALL BUSINESS, AMERICAN MADE, HANDMADE AND OUR GROWING COMMUNITY. 

ONYAH HAS BECOME AN OPPORTUNITY TO KNOW OUR NEIGHBORS, LOVE THEM WELL, AND LIVE ON MISSION. THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT...FOR ALLOWING US THIS OPPORTUNITY.