We had the good fortune of connecting with Maggie Mays and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Maggie, what was your thought process behind starting your own business?
I had an epiphany in 2014. That gemstones are one-of-a-kind and precious in their individuality, just like humans. And we are all connected. Each of us makes up a part of this great big universe. It was then that I decided to start my brand and name it All the Tiny Pieces. I wanted to create jewelry to help women look and feel as unique as we are.

Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
I create one-of-a-kind natural gemstone jewelry. What sets me apart is my relationship with my customers. My jewelry attracts the most authentic and down to earth women. I look at each customer more like a friend and am so grateful to connect with like-minded individuals. Getting to where I am today was not easy but it has been an adventure filled with mostly exciting and fun times. Through the ups and downs, I have been able to get through challenges by having an amazing support system which includes my husband, family and amazing customers. They constantly remind me of how my passion and talent have created a successful brand and business, My biggest lesson is to take everything one step at a time and to stay consistent and persistent. I want the world to know that my brand is truly genuine and one-of-a-kind. I hand create each piece using sustainable materials and get almost all of my supplies in the US. I am a conscious creator!

If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
I would take my friend to Postino, Sushiholic, Thai House, Chelsea’s Kitchen, North and The Vig. I would take them hiking at Dreamy Draw, Piestewa Peak, and Camelback Mountain. I would also take them to the Desert Botanical Gardens and to the Gilbert Art Walk. The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
I would love to give credit to husband, Nathan. He has always been so supportive of my art and my dream. He inspires me to do better and to continue to grow personally and professionally.

Website: http://allthetinypieces.com/
Instagram: http://instagram.com/allthetinypieces
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/allthetinypieces

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