The CCJ Story
Carly Wurn, creator of Carly's Custom Jewels
I started CCJ because I was constantly on the hunt for unique, versatile and affordable jewelry to wear, but I could never find exactly what I was looking for. It got to the point where I was tired of endlessly searching stores for something to catch my eye. It was in that moment that I decided I would try to make my own jewelry. I looked up my local bead stores, and when I walked in, I was overwhelmed by what I saw. I felt like a kid in a candy shop. There were so many colors, shapes, sizes and textures to choose from. I was overcome with visions of what I could create. I grabbed a basket and began filling it with every strand of beads that caught my eye. I instantly knew that my visions of what I had been looking for were about to become a reality.
I knew what I wanted my pieces to look like, but I did not have the slightest idea of how to make them. I had no other choice but to teach myself. I watched hours of tutorials on all of the different methods that I wanted to learn. I started by making bracelets, and the first ones that I made were bought right off of my wrist. That is when I decided that I would make a few more. From that moment on, I haven't stopped creating. I now make all types of jewelry and I am constantly challenging myself by working with new materials. I am a one woman show, I make every beaded piece by hand and I pride myself on all of the detail and love put into my jewelry. When you buy a piece from CCJ, you truly are buying a piece of my style. I also enjoy finding trendy sterling silver jewelry, hats, bags, wallets, etc., and sharing those finds with my customers. I sell my jewelry at pop ups, boutiques throughout the United States, private house parties, Tapper's Fine Jewelry stores, and now with my website, I am shipping all over the country. I am so excited to see what the future holds.
"If you do what you love, then you will never work a day in your life"
"From day one I have made every piece of jewelry with the idea that if it doesn't sell, that just means more for me."