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That moment when the last flash of sun dips behind the mountains as it's set.
The weightless feeling of floating on your back in your favorite lake.
Crossing the finish line of your first half marathon. Getting your hands dirty baking that family recipe with grandma.
Reading your baby her favorite bedtime story while she sits on your lap.
Furiously paddling into that perfect wave.
Boarding 3 different flights in one day to reach your destination.
Binge watching Gilmore Girls with your best friends.
Wherever YOUR adventure takes you.
We'll be there too.
As a reminder To cherish the wild.
The wild around you.
The wild in you.
The moments you live for. And the jewelry you live in.
Jewelry that is as wild as you are.
Recycled metals. Ethically sourced stones. And a tree is planted with each order.
Someone told me last week - "you should tell your story more." I don't tell my FULL story too often, for fear of oversharing / thinking you guys don't care. (which maybe I am + maybe you don't )
So, here it is.
I'm Savannah. The owner of Mint Jewelry co. I am 22 years old. I started my own company at 19 years old. I dropped out of high school when I was 15. I got a full time job. I home-schooled myself on my work breaks - and graduated a year later. I moved out when I was 16.Later, I sold EVERYTHING I had and moved to Hawaii, and made my first home. (you know, like the home where your heart is.) I bought a MINT GREEN VESPA, (still mad I sold it) was working 2 jobs, and started making jewelry + painting as a way to relax after a long day of work. I sold my first painting in Hawaii. I salvaged an old window from a building being torn down after a tsunami hit. I sat on my floor listening to Taylor Swift's (brand new at the time) RED album. I sold it for $20.
When the Hawaii chapter came to an end, I backpacked through Thailand. I slept on trains, ate weird bugs, and fell in love with living out of a backpack. I got my diving certification on the island of Koh Tao + solidified my intense obsession with the ocean even further. I ate disgustingly good curry, drank too much coca-cola + was so tan I looked like a leather handbag. (gross I know.) We got held up in customs + almost weren't allowed to come home. If you find yourself doing a border run to Malaysia to renew your traveling visa - just, don't. Needless to say almost going to Thai prison for overstaying your visa (unknowingly) will put your life choices into perspective REAL quick. I remember landing in Hong Kong for my first layover, finding wifi (it was a burger king LOL) and calling my sister bawling telling her all about it. She thought I was nuts. (She still does. If you're reading this, love ya sister.)
I moved to San Diego + married the love of my life at 19. We spent our first months surfing, cooking, dreaming + planning out our life.
My first company, BARE - was born 2 months into our marriage. It was a women's bralette top clothing + lifestyle brand. I was busy sketching patterns + sewing.
Look, here I am sewing.
AND THEN, I figured out - I HATE SEWING. Like, scrape your head against a cheese-grater, kill me now type of hatred. SO bye bye BARE.
Then we moved back home. Bend, OR. I was born / raised in this gem of a town.
A couple months later I was making jewelry on my living room floor, and my husband says to me - "why don't you sell these? They're rad."
For me, jewelry wasn't a business. It was how I liked to relax. I didn't even know how to REALLY do it right. I was completely self taught + basically making everything up and calling it jewelry. But being the creative genius my husband is, he convinced me we could do it. And - there was Mint.
Want to see some of my first ever jewelry pieces? I cringe now. It's amazing for me to look back and see these pieces, and see how far I've come in developing this art.
So here I am 2 years later with a growing business. We have a team of 6 employees, (me- founder + owner, ryan-seo + marketing director, vienna - professional lifesaver + production manager, kelly - customer service, Ashley + Jenny - wholesale reps.) We've got an amazing team, and we care about doing more than just creating beautiful jewelry for you. We are inspired by giving back + are always looking for ways to do so.
So... that's my story.
I grew up fast. I endured a lot of heartbreak. I worked my butt off, and I never stopped trying.
Trust me, I'm not saying how I grew up works for everyone. But it worked for me.
Feel free to ask questions, or comment below.
“Once she stopped rushing through life she realized how much more life she had time for.”
What makes your heart race? What are you passionate about? What do you do, for you?
Last Tuesday we decided- who says adventures can only happen on the weekends? Who made that rule? (dumb rule) We got in the car and hiked a mountain for sunset. That’s the beauty of the mountain town I live in, you can do things like that. So rad. We hiked up at sunset, and settled in this crater of “No name lake” settled in the peak of Broken Top. We saw the fiery sun kiss the sky goodnight over the Three sisters mountains, and then we hiked down under the stars.
Magical. Sometimes you gotta do you on a Tuesday night. It’s worth the exhaustion the next day, I promise. Who says a mountain girl needs sleep?
Succulents. I can't decide if I love their aesthetic OR the way that I can't seem to kill them more. EITHER WAY, if you're anything like me you can't get enough of these juicy little plants. This DIY blog post will teach you how to grow a succulent... FROM a succulent!
Step 1: Choose the succulent plant you want to propagate.
Step 2: Locate a leaf, tear it off - OR cut at the base of the succulent.
Step 3: Set the leaf flat down on the soil. Don't bury it- don't get soil on the end where you ripped off the leaf. The new succulent will start growing roots after the end dries up. If dirt get's into the end the leaf will soak up dirt and die. So even though it feels like you're doing something wrong, just set it right ontop of the dirt! If you cut the succulent, Just plant the part you cut off!
Step 4: Wait for it to grow! The new succulent will grow straight out of the leave you set on the dirt. If you cut from the base of the succulent, a new plant will grow from the part you cut off - but also the stem where you cut from will grow an entire NEW succulent too!
Thanks for reading! Enjoy your plants.
OK we all know that the leather bolo tie necklace is making a major splash in our fashion world. We all love them, let's be honest! ...But do we all know how to wear them? The best part of this heavenly boho accessory is it's versatility! We wanted to make sure you Mint girls know exactly how to get the most out of yours.1.) Single wrap + knot around your neck.This version is by far the most popular, and for good reason!I mean, just look at it! (insert heart eyes emoji here)2.) Double wrap + tie.I'm going to be honest- when we were tying Amanda up here with this version of the necklace, we were skeptical. We thought- this seems funny. We went for it though, and it paid off. It's SO CUTE! You've got to try it. Just try it. Tell me you don't like it. I dare you.3.) Around the wrist.I mean, really?! We can't get enough of this look as a bracelet too! Just wrap it as many times as it will fit on your wrist and tie her off! Amaze.Shop the look here.#mintcogirl.