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Meet Tracey Romain of Dianne Halyn

Today we’d like to introduce you to Tracey Romain.

So, before we jump into specific questions about the business, why don’t you give us some details about you and your story.
I have been crafting since the age of 8. I recall sitting on my porch back home in Brooklyn making Caribbean themed chains and bracelets, as gifts to close family and friends.My older sisters recognize my talent and encouraged me to home in on my craft. She would take me to craft stores to get beads and other martials for jewelry makingBy the time I was teen I no longer had the desire to craft as much. Like many teen-aged girls I was into clothes, and typical young adult things.

My passion for jewelry making was not reignited back in 2011. A patient came into a clinic that I worked, making a neckless, we engaged in a conversation about jewelry making. I immediately recalled a time when this was something I enjoyed doing.  This patient later gifted me a bucket of old beads and supplies. She then challenged me to make some earrings out of the stuff she gave me, and I did! I also decided to learn more about different beading techniques, immediately, I knew that that this once adolescent craft was not doubt my adult passion – this is for certain something I could through myself into. 

I reached for my pliers and some beads of a broken bracelets and created a fierce pair of earrings. My friend said “Girl you just made those!? You better make jewelry to sell!” The light bulb came. This had always been just a hobby; never ever did I think of turning this into a source of income

My boyfriend at the time invested a hundred dollars into my brand.I clueless on what I wanted to name my business. I wanted something classy, timeless & catchy. I knew I wanted this to be more than just jewelry. So I had to also make it simple. And the two girl I love the most in my life’s name popped in my head. My mother’s name is Dianne and Halyn is my daughter’s name spelt backwards… And then my Brand was complete Dianne HalynWho knew that hundred-dollar investment would take off so fast, and it was just what I needed.

Great, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
It has not always been a smooth road!!! When I decided to make this childhood hobby a business. I employed work healthcare field.  I was a single mom fresh in the field not making as much as would want to and having to invest in new business. I had financial struggles, generating customers and did I mention that I am very shy. finding the right materials, marketing. But I am thankful for every challenge I have had this far. It has made me stronger and I am able to give advice to other who are on the way to entrepreneurship. I now see the blessings in a lot of situations.

Please tell us about Dianne Halyn.
Dianne Halyn is a Brand. In the near future I will be launching more handmade goods. Right now, I am specializing in Handmade jewelry design. I make earring, necklaces, rosaries,Malas,bracelets & rings for Men, woman & children. I am known for my custom pieces.  My pieces are boutique style jewelry with originality.

I am so proud when my customers come back to me and say I get so many compliments when I wear your jewelry. Or when I have made a custom piece with natural stones and it has changed their lives.  It’s at those moments that I am most happy that my God given talents had made someone feel beautiful and or changed their lives.

The handmade jewelry market is huge. But we all have our own designs and vision. Dianne Halyn jewelry pieces are created with natural healing stones, chains, crystals, leather etc. My customers always complement my design and the quality of the materials I use. All design created are limited! 

What are your plans for the future? What are you looking forward to or planning for – any big changes?
Soon I will be launching Dianne Halyn Essentials. Which will be more handmade goods. My jewelry can be found in a few boutiques, but Dianne Halyn will have its own location soon. 

Dianne Halyn will be hosting Jewelry events! So, follow me on social media to stay updated

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