Are you looking for a quality black-owned jewelry store? If so, Junebug Jewelry Designs may be for you!
Bohemian, eclectic, modern, funky, earthy handcrafted jewelry - You could use any of these words to describe the bold, eye-catching jewelry from Junebug Designs. Made especially for fashionable individuals with exceptional style, each strikingly intricate design is a work of wearable art made with long-lasting materials and lots of love. Junebug likes to keep things original, creating only one-of-a-kind and limited-edition pieces to ensure that you’ll never see your unique accessories on anyone else. And, if you have custom design in mind, Junebug is happy to bring your vision to life.
Dawn Grady was also the winner of MORTAR Cincinnati’s Life’s A Pitch competition for rising entrepreneurs on August 30, 2017. Grady was voted the winner by a panel of judges after competing against nine other local small businesses.
Life’s A Pitch is the culminating event of MORTAR’s 12-week Entrepreneurship Academy, which leads a select group of entrepreneurs on the journey to small business ownership. Two Academy classes competed. Five students from each class were selected to “pitch” their businesses in front of three judges and a large crowd of supporters and potential investors. Grady won the top prize, Judge’s Choice, as well as the Entrepreneurial Light Award, an honor given by classmates who thought she was the most inspiring entrepreneur.
As a MORTAR graduate and Pitch Night winner, Grady has access to a stipend and other resources to expand her business both online and through pop-up shops. The plan is to open pop-ups every other month in Over-the-Rhine, while offering opportunities for customers to host jewelry parties for their friends in exchange for custom jewelry.
A word from owner and artist Dawn Grady...
Welcome, and thanks for stopping by Junebug Jewelry Designs, your destination for handcrafted, one-of-a-kind jewelry. I like to combine artsy beads, semiprecious stones, unique shells, wire and wooden components to create timeless, wearable statement pieces with an earthy charm. I’m a huge fan of wire coiling, so you’ll see quite a few pieces featuring that technique. My goal is to create jewelry that stands the test of time both in style and quality. I never make exact duplicates of any design, so you wont have to worry about seeing your precious accessories on anybody else. And, I am more than happy to create a customized design for you.
As a black-owned jewelry store, we value you as a customer. Don't hesitate - visit our website today!