It’s got a ring to it

How one student turned boredom into business

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Ryleigh Selby, Staff Member

Daniella Chantra ‘23 turned a simple hobby into a money-making opportunity this past summer by creating her own jewelry business.

“I started making rings because my mom gave me the idea of making metal stamped jewelry,” she said. “I love making and wearing a lot of jewelry so I really liked the idea.”

As great as the idea sounded, cost became a roadblock early on.

“The equipment added up to be a bit expensive and there are only so many pieces I can make for myself, so I decided to try selling customized rings,” said Daniella.

Her artistic hobby grew into something greater as she began experimenting with new designs and types of jewelry.

“It’s a fun hobby and people seem to really like them, so I plan on making an Etsy shop and expanding to more than just rings.”