Passion so bright it became a brand: Jahfarii Beads
Interviewed by fellow artist: Melanin Reigns
I got the lovely opportunity to sit down with celebrity jewelry maker Jahfarii Beads. Jahfarii was featured on the very first issue of Urban Freedom Magazine, and my first initial introduction to this talented brother was at the Launch Party. Ever since then, I’ve witnessed this talented artist, travel and present his work with remarkable confidence.
The jewelry speaks for itself as he doesn’t speak much.
Graciously, he sat down with me to provide exclusive insight on his life and progress thus far
Here’s a recap
“When did you start your business and how do you balance it out with everyday life?”
“My business is my life and my life is my business. Even when I’m on vacation, I still have to work. The only real time I have to balance life and work is when I’m asleep.”
What are some obstacles you’ve faced since 2012, in starting Jahfarii Beads?
“So many ideas, not enough capital. You don’t want to rush the process, but sometimes you want your hard work to catch up with time. So being patient, that’s an obstacle for most.”
As for progress, what motivates you the most? What was a major sign for you that you were progressing?
I haven’t felt that feeling because all I’ve gained is a social presence amongst the people. Nonetheless, knowing that my work is that good and I have something to look forward to motivates me.
Where do you see yourself expanding towards?
My brand is about to shift to an upscale level, I’m in over 30 states right now, and moving towards an international level. High-end fashion brands and global designers.
My store will also be coming soon.
“How do you feel about giving back?”
I love it, whether we realize it or not, when we give a product or service it’s a form of giving back.
As far as community organizations, I do not have one of my own but I have many of which that I support and vice versa.
“Last but not least, what makes Jahfari Beads different?”