My name is Radha Kalwakollu and I am a self-taught jewelry designer. Through years of research and practice, I have learnt the art of making jewelry with clay as the medium and have come up with many of my own innovative techniques. My jewelry includes bracelets, necklaces, earrings, rings and more. I started my business, BA Creations, in 2017, as a homebased business with my own limited investment.
I used the funds I was slowly starting to gather to market and sell my handmade jewelry, in my community through personal contacts. While selling the jewelry, I also started my own YouTube channel, posting “DIY” Tutorials to teach jewelry making and share the techniques I have learnt and come up with. I have posted hundreds of videos, each showing a new design and a new skill. My channel has more than 10,000 subscribers, many of them who comment and ask quite eagerly and frequently about buying different pieces of jewelry from me or buying the materials to make the jewelry showcased in my videos which is one of the reasons I started an online store.
It is also important to keep up with ever-changing trends in jewelry. Handmade jewelry is gaining much popularity for both everyday outfits and special occasions, so we try to keep up with the latest fashion but the most important trend for handmade jewelry is always uniqueness. The more unique the jewelry, the better and that is what I implement into all my products.
You can check out my YouTube channel and how I make some of my products here!