• business,  jewelry

    some exciting news!

    Yes I know it’s cheesy but I’m just so excited. When I announced that I was closing my business, one of my customers and new friends Chanda Mackey reached out to me in obedience to the whisper that God put on her heart. After much prayer, discussion and meeting with she and her husband last week I have decided to pass the torch to her! I will be training her on how to make the teeny stamped bands as well as other items that I currently sell. She will be making some of your favorites so that you can still get your items to celebrate life’s events. I know many of…

  • business,  jewelry

    hey there, I have some big news

    It’s hard to start this post…I mean I haven’t blogged in forever and a day so how do I start it? Like I’ve been blogging consistently? Do I need to reintroduce myself? Do I just act like everything is the same? The truth is, I don’t know where to start because this is a post unlike any I’ve written in my 14 years of having this business. It’s so weird to even come up with text to write what I’m about to say. So instead of just dragging this on, I’ll say what I came to say – it is time for this season of Amy Cornwell Designs to end.…

  • business,  healthy living

    why start a side business?

    For those of you who have been around here for a while, you know that I’ve been doing this for a really long time. Like 14 years. Jewelry has been in my blood since the first beaded bracelet I made and sold my Freshman year of high school to earn money for Spring Break. It’s such a joy hearing the stories of what you all have stamped on your items – memorials, celebrations, words that impact your lives. Owning your own business definitely has its perks: you choose your schedule, you get all of the profits, the flexibility and being your own boss is amazing. But there are also some…

  • business

    things are changing…

    If you’ve been on Instagram already today, you’ve seen all of the chatter about Instagram changing their algorithms and making the feeds non-chronological. Nearly everyone is posting pictures pointing to those triple dots in the top right corner and asking you to turn on post notifications. Well, I’m telling you today to please don’t do that. If you really want to, you can…however I know for myself I have enough distractions throughout the day. I don’t need my phone to ping every time someone posts a picture on Instagram. I’m telling you right now that getting a notification when I post a picture of a new item is not important enough…

  • business,  inspiration

    perfect {and the miracle of the unfollow}

    Last Friday was a crazy day for me – just super busy and putting out fires for the market and working (etc, etc). That evening someone was at my house and she said that a friend told her that my life was perfect. In that moment  it made me really upset. Of course my life’s not perfect. Blessed? Yes. Perfect? Absolutely not. Sunday at church I stewed over that. People thinking my life is perfect. Why does that make me mad? I really don’t know, but I do know I never want to make anyone feel bad with the things that I put out there. I talked it over with…