Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Pow(erful)Wow Women!

Today I had the good fortune of getting together with a group of smart, positive women who all own and operate independent businesses. I've been selling on etsy for years now, and that format is very familiar to me. Selling on OpenSky is new and exciting, but I've found that, for me, there is a definite learning curve. Seasoned OpenSky seller, Pam Gillie of YasuJutaro, offered to help me learn the ropes. Our good friends, Pamela Schuckman and Denise Goodbar of Oak Lane Designs are also new to this selling community, so together we discussed, learned, questioned, and made ourselves a little unofficial local chapter of sellers.

I wanted to take the time to introduce these fabulous women to you, and let you peek inside their companies. 

Us, today.

YasuJutaro Artisan Jewelry, Pam Gillie

The essence of YasuJutaro is simple elegance with a minimalist edge. Each piece is carefully handcrafted in Mountain Lakes, New Jersey, using only the finest quality materials - sterling silver, natural brass, gemstones, freshwater pearls and Italian, Roman, and Czech glass. 
YasuJutaro limited edition and one-of-a-kind pieces are crafted with the most critical eye for design and composition. When you wear YasuJutaro you are sure to receive many compliments and inquiries about your unique jewelry.  

You can visit their OpenSky shop at http://www.opensky.com/yasujutaro or "like" their Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/yasujutaro.

oak lane designs, Pamela Schuckman & Denise Goodbar

oak lane designs owners Denise Goodbar and Pamela Schuckman create one-of-a-kind handmade accessories for girls, women and the home using vintage jewelry, repurposed fabric and findings.

oak lane designs aims to make what is old new again and believes that accessories are a great way to express who you are! They love to give an outfit or a room a new look by adding a unique accessory like a headband, hat, cuff, brooch, bag, necklace or frame.

Custom orders are welcome and can help make a wedding or any special occasion unique (think flower girl baskets, bridal or bridesmaids head pieces, brooches, etc.) See oak lane design’s  facebook page by clicking HERE: oak lane designs for wedding and other custom examples. 

You can visit their website at www.oaklanedesigns.com or their shop on OpenSky,  https://www.opensky.com/oaklanedesigns.

Domestic Goddess Ltd., Tiffany Palisi

So, as the writer of this blog, I hope you are okay with my conversational tone (it seems odd writing about myself in a formal manner, after having started casually). Since October 2011, I have been creating hand-poured candles in my home state of New Jersey. I did it because I wanted to have a fulfilling career, while still being able to be home to care for my family. Having been raised on scents -- my father is a perfumer --  it was a natural step for me to make candles.

Our small team makes our own scents and labels, and each candle is hand-poured by me! I sell online, in stores, and do special orders (fundraisers, wedding/shower/birthday/bar and bat mitzvah favors). You can check out my facebook page (be sure to LIKE it) by clicking HERE: Domestic Goddess Ltd., shop my etsy store, and visit my OpenSky shop at: https://www.opensky.com/domestic-goddess-ltd

Here's a little product tease...

oak lane designs
Domestic Goddess Ltd.


  1. Thanks for sharing these wonderful woman & their fantastic products!!!!!!