Today we’d like to introduce you to Krista Sena.
Thanks for sharing your story with us Krista. So, let’s start at the beginning and we can move on from there.
I started out over 10 years ago having intimate Turquoise jewelry gatherings for my friends. They would ask me to bring back treasures from my home state of New Mexico. Many of these friends continue to purchase from us today. They are collectors, like me. One day, I was asked to do a Pop Up at The Lab A Salon.
After that, I realized my passion for this had been evolving for years and it needed its own identity. I am proud to say. I am a 5th generation Native New Mexican. Some of the Native American artists that work with Hand Meets Sky my family has purchased from for decades. I love the trust, stories, traditions and authentic quality craftsmanship that brings.
New Mexico is known for its beautiful blue skies. My parents still live there and with all of our family history, it is a place in my heart that is always very present. The name Hand Meets Sky, is the feeling of my hand reaching for that beautiful blue sky, connecting me to the place where I came from, keeping me grounded and inspired.
Overall, has it been relatively smooth? If not, what were some of the struggles along the way?
It has been a long and winding road with many ups and some downs, There has been much and more still to learn.
Some of the struggles have been learning to juggle it all or try to. As well as having patience with my pace and trusting my vision for this brand.
Please tell us about Hand Meets Sky.
Hand Meets Sky is an online shop specializing in authentic Native American made turquoise jewelry. We offer curated collectibles with thoughtful beauty for those who seek it. We are known for high quality, vintage and exclusive HMS designed jewelry. The authenticity, elegance and the thoughtfully selected pieces are what sets us apart from others.
I am most proud of the close bonds that are have been formed with the artist’s hand making the jewelry, clients and other small business owners in the community that have become friends. I am very proud of the latest collection, Novia. Novia, (fiance in Spanish) was inspired by my wedding. I wore Heirloom Turquoise jewelry from my Mother with my wedding gown.
We were honored to have our wedding featured on The Venue Report and in Exquisite Weddings Magazine. After these features, several brides reached out requesting similar pieces for their special day. What a privilege to be a tiny part of such a cherished moment.
If you had to go back in time and start over, would you have done anything differently?
So many things. I would have definitely started sooner and it would have been nice to have known beforehand the do’s and don’ts of social media. I cannot tell you how many posts I’ve deleted after questioning it. haha! In retrospect, I would have taken a crash course in web design and all things electronic. hahaha! Thankfully, I have a strong community and lots of people willing to lend a hand.
- Website: handmeetssky.com
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Instagram: handmeetssky
- Facebook: Hand Meets Sky
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