So this is me, Nicole, the heart and hands behind the work that you see. I am a mother of 2 and constantly finding myself challenged by their level of energy. Being a mom is way tougher than I thought, but thankfully jewelry making is a special time for me to spend with myself and God, and to access the peace and pleasure God has given me through this gift.
Going back a little - I was from Hong Kong and came to Singapore when I was 22. (I speak fluent Singlish now 😆) I was in digital marketing and I gave birth to my first child in 2016. Since then I quitted my job and became a stay-home mom, and in 2018, my second child arrived.
I started selling handmade jewelry in 2012 as a hobby while I still held a day job, but was too busy to keep it alive. I relaunched my online shop in 2019 as it allows me to work from home and be around my kids. I have a strong conviction to prioritise kids over career, but looking after them 24/7 is unimaginable. I need something else to engage my mind. This relaunch was a result of God faithfully answering my prayers after much persistence and waiting. Hence I gave my shop a new name: Faith & Deeds. Faith - my faith in God. Deeds - the good work that should be shown in every true believer and will eventually bear good fruits.
“In the same way, faith by itself, if it is not accompanied by action, is dead.”James 2:17 NIV
I have seen God faithfully blessing my work each day, and it has been a rewarding journey coz I have encountered so many supportive and understanding customers, locally and all over the world. I am so grateful for you all, your support and compliments fuel my passion daily. And I love how you ladies give me new ideas and always challenging me to try new design.
I always wonder where God will take me and this business in the future. I am not ambitious by nature but I believe God does have a special plan for me. I hope you are encouraged by my testimony and you will stay patient and excited for what God has in plan for you!
God bless you!