NATCHEZ — “Arise, glow for your light has come, and the glory of the Lord has risen upon you.” — Isaiah 60:1
This scripture can be identified mounted on the wall of the Rise N Glow Studio by Melissa Vaughan at 415 Principal St., on her webpage and on her social media internet pages. Rise N Shine, which opened in March, can take its name from this scripture, with the “N” representing Natchez and the shape of the Mississippi River, Vaughan said.
“My father sends me a bible verse each early morning and will commonly say ‘rise and shine’ or some thing inspirational with it. He has taught me that for a long time but I never ever truly understood what the full concept of ‘rise and shine’ meant. Then as I obtained more mature, I recognized it intended often you are going to have to increase above whatever is going on in your lifetime and you’re likely to have to shine, no matter what,” she claimed. “Making jewellery was one thing that came from me getting to increase over some really adverse matters in my everyday living.”
Vaughan describes herself as remaining remarkably non secular without the need of throwing her faith at other individuals.
She plays new music in her store and utilizes fragrances to support her buyers sense welcome and snug. She grew up in a Baptist church and is now an lively member of St. Mary Basilica.
Initially from Benton, Vaughan moved to Natchez in 2003.
She had yet another jewellery keep before going right here and also labored and manufactured jewellery at residence and offered it on the internet for around 26 yrs.
Her studio carries two traces of custom-made, handmade jewelry — one that evokes and uplifts the wearer and a different with fantastic jewellery such as diamonds and pearls that lets them to glow and make a superior impression.
Men and women who are seeking for a marriage ceremony or engagement ring for their exclusive another person can personalize the band and stone design and style, which is remarkably additional very affordable than some premade models, Vaughn stated.
Applying a magnetic package, she conveniently swaps the band and stone types so different combinations can be viewed right before the ring is created.
“Of course, the a person we have created will not be magnetic,” she explained.
Some of Vaughan’s ideal-marketing pieces are in her river collection. Each individual piece is bent into a unique form meant to depict the way a river bends and curves as it winds its way from the resource to the ocean. What makes these attractive necklaces, bracelets and anklets extra special is they are all made so that no two are particularly the identical, she said.
“Like a river, we all follow our have path in life,” she said. “We have our twists and turns, rises and falls along our journey.”
The retailer also provides issues that some others make as very well, Vaughn mentioned.
“We have handmade jewellery, we have art, handmade candles, we have tub and overall body items — points that make individuals come to feel very good.”
All those who shop at Rise N Glow can not only be uplifted by their order, but with the “10 for the Win” method, their obtain can also assistance set a smile on the encounter of another person else.
Vaughan, a previous university teacher who taught at Cathedral and Vidalia Junior Higher, and her spouse and fellow trainer Ronnie Calhoun, have committed a chunk of their time and earnings to enable other individuals.
“As a teacher I have taught so a lot of students with mental well being troubles and learners with bodily disabilities, recognizing that they have to increase earlier mentioned distinct things just about every working day. Owning the retailer, I required to do a thing. We give back 10% of our revenue to support many others in the neighborhood,” Vaughan claimed.
Calhoun mentioned the 10% is place specifically to plans they perform fingers-on with, this kind of as the annual “Brightest Stars Ball” they place on every single year for disabled youth.
“We never just give it to charity,” he mentioned. “We are pretty concerned with it.”
Vaughan’s business several hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday by Saturday and by appointment for absolutely free, one-on-one particular consulting for weddings, engagements, anniversaries or specific items just simply because. To ask for an appointment, email [email protected]
Although Vaughan loves to fantastic people today at her shop, people who cannot stop by her in particular person can also look through by way of her assortment on the net at risenshinestudio.com.