Hi, I am Rishka, owner and designer of RBJohnson Designs. I lovingly handcraft bridesmaid and flower girl necklaces, bracelets and earrings as jewelry gifts by brides.
As you can see, I have a studio within my home, which I share with my lovely family, two beautiful children and very patient husband!
For close to two decades, whew sounds long, I have been in IT, as a computer programmer, database administrator, any database work, particularly SQL, then lately adding business intelligence and data analytics to my professional work profile.
From mid 2017 I’ve taken a break from work (actually long service leave on half pay) to focus on growing my jewelry business and other ETSY sellers to learn how to present their stores for more sales, while also studying a post graduate degree part-time.
My creative journey started when I was 13 years old making jewelry from beads while visiting a local bead shop in Cape Town, South Africa. I met a lady at the bead store and was fascinated to see her thread beads and string to make a piece of jewelry that I could wear. I then made pieces and sold them in my neighbourhood, and even received custom orders from neighbours and friends. But some where along the way in high school, I stopped creating and selling to focus on my studies.
Then many years later I attended a bead show in Brisbane, Australia, and had bought way too many pretty beads there and wondered what to do with the excess earrings and bracelets I made, that I couldn’t wear. Then one day I saw an ad on my work community board for the prettiest handmade fabric baby shoes, it was a shop on ETSY and on a whim, I opened my etsy store and listed a few pairs of earrings and they sold! Looking back at the quality of those pictures, I don’t know how anyone could have bought them, then I was overdid the packaging and paid way too much for shipping. and didn’t sell for another two years.
Later while on maternity leave with my second child in 2013, from my ETSY store I received requests to make bridal jewelry and the rest is history…
Therefore since opening my store in 2010 and actually making sales since 2013 pieces of my jewelry have been featured in Vogue UK, Tatler UK, Bridal magazines in Australia and websites, such as TheKnot, i-do.com.au.
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I feel so honored to have helped over 2000 brides with their bridal party gifts in the past 5 years and hope to help many more. With many many 5 star reviews, pieces are made using high quality glass and real pearls and swarovski crystals finished with rhodium, yellow or rose gold-plated finishings, a bride can be assured to receive beautiful pieces packaged ready as gifts.
If you are looking for handcrafted personalised gifts for your bridesmaids and flowergirls made to order for you, please do not hesitate to ask. I answer my emails Mondays to Fridays contact me through my contact page on Etsy, Facebook, Instagram or here.
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