We recently had the opportunity to sit down with Adrienne Peltz of Forge Gone Conclusions, a custom, fine jeweler for creating memories through one-of-a-kind pieces for you or your loved one, based in Skaneateles, NY.
Q: What inspired you to start your business?
Adrienne: Having been an engineer and project manager for over 12 years, I was ready for a change when I lost my traditional job during the pandemic. My husband had always wanted to start a jewelry business, and I had the experience of working in the corporate world. So, when the opportunity presented itself, I jumped in with both feet.
Q: Can you describe what sets your business apart from others in your industry?
Adrienne: You co-design and we manufacture. That means that you get to help create the design -- whether it is a traditional jewelry piece using round stones in traditional settings all the way to out of the box ideas such as a cardinal ring, bumblebee ring, or even creating a ring from an old bayonet. Even more, we will make a personalized video of how your piece was made. So, if it is a birthday present, we can include any text such as "Happy Birthday" and a photo of the recipient.
Q: What's your best piece of advice for someone just starting out?
Adrienne: Mindset is fundamental to your success. You have to believe in and be fully committed to what you are undertaking. I have learned from many others that you have to spend a lot of time on mindset in order to be successful.
Q: What has been your biggest professional challenge and how did you overcome it?
Adrienne: Even with some failures, there are opportunities to learn from them. When we first started displaying at tables and fairs, our very early events had low attendance, and not many people were interested. But we learned from each of those events and were able to improve significantly over time.
Q: Any exciting news, future plans, or projects you are working on or would like to announce?
Adrienne: Each project is unique and represents the person who is going to receive the piece. Definitely check out our portfolio page to see all the past creations – https://fgconclusions.com/shop/
Q: What's your favorite non-business activity and why?
Adrienne: My favorite activity is going outside during the day. Working a traditional job, it was hard to get outside, but with our flexible schedule, we are able to take a break in the afternoon to enjoy the outdoors!
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Skaneateles, New York 13152 USA
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