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Jewelry June

For those of you who have been keeping up with us, you know that we’ve had two very talented jewelry artists: Betty Alida and Cynthia Bloom, both featured their creations in our store. Their signature necklaces and earrings are popular items right now, butThis summer we’ve had the opportunity to have two amazing jewelry artists: Betty Alida and Cynthia Bloom, feature their creations here at Jack & Lola! They’ve created signature earrings, bracelets, and necklaces that is crafted here in Austin. And rather than hold onto some of those accessories for a special occasion, here are a few suggestions for how to rock these gems all summer, scratch that, all year long! credit: shopstyle.it While necklaces are universal accessory, and you can wear them...

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Austin Entrepreneurs: Your business dreams can also come true!

Our last blog post was a letter of encouragement to small business owners; this post is a compilation of resources for small business owners, or those who want to own a business. Starting a business isn't an easy process, and maintaining it can be even harder if you don't have the right tools to keep it afloat. Not to mention, depending on what state you live in, it can be pretty expensive to own a business without any other income. But despair not! There is always help if you know where to look.   The official website for Austin Texas has a program to help small businesses develop! They offer assistance and mentoring for those interested in developing their business. There...

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A letter to you, tired small business owner - Don't Give Up.

Friends, family, strangers, and soon to be friends:   Lately, more than ever, I have been reading about so many local stores in Austin closing shop and it’s heartbreaking. Retail is NOT EASY and a lot of times it can be the cause of sleepless nights and so much anxiety just wondering how you’re going to keep your little dream alive. I know it. I feel it far too often. I am lucky enough to share my storefront, and my anxieties with another business who has been through it all and survived. I have a friend/mentor/sounding board that helps me keep it all in perspective and brainstorm alternate ways of getting things done. We’re partners and rely on each other...

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Lavender Lion | Meet the Maker

  We're very proud and fortunate to host talented makers in our shop and not too long ago we welcomed Lavender Lion to our little family.  Meet Katelin the maker behind the animal necklaces and brooches we're all obsessed with. Although you won't be too surprised to hear she's an animal lover you might be by how she spends her time. Here's how Lavender Lion began.. 1.     Can you tell us a little bit about yourself? Lived in Florida until I graduated from Florida Gulf Coast University in 2009 with degrees in Biology and Veterinary Technology. I actually skipped my graduation to take a job at a wildlife rehabilitation facility in Texas! I've bounced around between domestic and wildlife rescue facilities in the hill...

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