Hanks handles “HeavenlybyEmma”

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Daniella Espinoza, Editor-in-Chief

“My dream job is to own my own boutique,” said small business owner Emma Hanks. Hanks is a freshman at THS and owns a small jewelry brand named “Heavenly by Emma.”

Getting Started

Many teenagers tried to find different outlets of creativity during the beginning of the pandemic. From learning to play an instrument to starting a business, teens did it all. Freshman Emma Hanks took the time offered by quarantine and used it for something productive: starting her own business. Hanks brainstormed her business idea June and July of 2020 and launched later in August. After only being in business for three months, Hanks’ business appears to be successful so far. 

“Since the virus hit, my business gives me something to do, and spreads a little positivity [which] we could always use more of,” said Hanks. 

Behind the brand

“My brand name was very difficult to decide,” said Hanks.

Hanks refers to her customers as “angels” which is why she made the decision to name her brand “Heavenly by Emma.” Hanks is still in the process of developing a logo for her brand.

“I’ve been working on a logo for a long time… I think designing and making your own logo shows you put a lot of time and effort into it,” said Hanks.

Products

“Heavenly by Emma” has a variety of products including: resin keychains, resin combs, and hand painted mirrors. However, Hanks’ main focus is her custom jewelry.  

“I sell many different kinds of jewelry such as necklaces, earrings, bracelets, rings, anklets, and more,” said Hanks.

Hanks handmakes all of her jewelry (except rings) in order to make sure customers are satisfied. Her most popular items are the butterfly huggies and stellar star huggies.

How to Order

Currently the only way to place an order is by direct messaging HeavenlyByEmma on Instagram. When ordering you just send your order in, and she records everything she needs to complete the order. When the order is ready there are two options when it comes to receiving orders. Option A is picking it up (in a socially distant manner) and paying with cash or through PayPal, Venmo, or Cash App. Option B is if there is an order and isn’t local, she waits for the payment to go through then begins to make the order and ships it out. Hanks does charge an extra $3 for shipping. 

Hanks is always looking for new product suggestions, and is looking forward to releasing new products for the holiday season.