In June, FOF Debra Bachelder won an FOF business makeover with leading career coach, Jeff Williams
. She’s successfully launched her jewelry company DFB City Street Gems which she continues to grow with Jeff’s help.
Now, she’s offering two lucky FOFs a chance to win nostalgic necklaces from her collection, which is inspired by found objects from her childhood.
To enter, comment below and tell us: Which necklace do you like and why? Then, read on to learn about Debra’s business makeover.
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For over thirty years, 53-year-old Debra Bachelder has been involved in various art ventures; she worked as a Wall Street graphic designer, ran a Southwest/Asian-inspired jewelry line called Fiesta and leads art programs for different at-risk populations.
“I always came back to making stuff,” says Debra. “I’m originally from New York and moved to a small town in Ohio. After 14 years, I was still homesick. I needed a way to cope.”
She began making pieces using items one might find on the streets of New York: bottle caps, coins, watch parts and charms.
“I started wiring it all together and wearing it. Next thing I knew, I was taking orders.”
“Debra came to me probably a month and a half into starting her business,” said Jeff. “She already had a name for the company, a legal agreement, suppliers, and a preliminary business plan. She’s very savvy but she needed help with the tactical stuff. As a lot of entrepreneurs do, she felt very overwhelmed.
What they worked on:
For more information about DFB City Street Gems, e-mail Debra at: email@example.com (and put "FOF" in the subject line).
Enter to win one of Debra’s Street Gems™ necklaces by commenting below and telling us: Which of the two necklaces would you choose, and why?