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To blog or not to blog? That is virtually the question.

When I launched RENÉ HABIE earlier this month I was surprised by an unlikely feeling: surrender. After years of designing jewelry I was finally releasing my silver loves into the world to fend for themselves. While I was excited and scared and happy, I also felt oddly calm as I opened the gates that protected my precious website from the Internet and let the world in. I attribute this sense of calm to feeling like I was in the right place.

It was pleasantly surprising to discover that commitment can be liberating... 

Commitment is one thing, but what does that have to...


Launching RENÉ HABIE - Behind the Scenes Part III

A little synopsis of the RENÉ HABIE founding story thus far:

In Part I and Part II you learned how this love of my mine called jewelry—making was for years a secret pursuit. I was obsessed with designing these pieces and little by little they got out into the world. Mostly through friends and family, but I did have a couple of big breaks when the first complete stranger bought a ring and necklace from me on Etsy, or when one of my closest friends believed in the vision and bought ten rings for her NYC store. 

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Launching RENÉ HABIE - behind the scenes part II

So as you'll recall from Part I of this story, I left you at the celebratory moment when a complete stranger bought my first Eye Against Evil Necklace from Etsy. I was elated, but that great feeling didn't push me to launch RENÉ HABIE. Why, you ask? Well, I was still a student at NYU (not an excuse), I was making tons of artwork (not an excuse, but here's a pic  of the types of images I was making) and I was really really freaked out (not an excuse, but real) because it turns...


Launching RENÉ HABIE - Behind the scenes part I

On December 15th, 2016 you would have found me trembling at the tiny table in my kitchen. After five years as an incognito designer I was finally launching RENÉ HABIE on ze world wide web. I finished up the last detailslike taking this half moon ring selfieand (gulp) removed the password on the site...

But let's rewind a few years ⏎

I can't say there was one magic moment when I decided this would be my calling. It happened over many years. There was the time I...