Alyssa Jones, owner of Alyssa and Anna Fantastic Jewelry in Appleton and Oshkosh, by no means experienced that “a ha” minute when she made a decision to commence a business. Growing up, she figured out the craft of making jewellery although paying out several hours in her dad’s studio and by no means considered a distinct career.

Her father, Thieu Nguyen, fled the Vietnam War and immigrated from Saigon to The united states in 1976 when he was 14 a long time old. He grew up to turn into a learn goldsmith and inventor of a jeweler’s bench device that is bought all over the country. Watching her dad, Jones realized how to craft jewelry as she and her sister, Savannah, carved waxes and sketched designs.

“As long as I can bear in mind, all I have ever wished to do is produce,” Jones stated. “I’ve hardly ever not labored for myself so I do not know what it is like to perform for another person else. I like to be in manage of things and really don’t want an individual to inform me what to do. My preferred thing is to do the job on the manufacturer and make it much more individualized.”