Before creating JBalyeat...
I struggled as a lover of beautiful things in a practical world that condemned extravagance.
Then one day inspiration struck...
I pondered, “Why in a world full of despair would God bother to create the flowers that are here one day and gone the next?” And I realized: Beauty Inspires Hope. If God is a lavish gift giver who inspires generous actions by whispering to the hearts of people all over the world, I need not suppress my desire to create and give. That desire is one He put within me, to help Him make the world a brighter more beautiful place.
In spite of this revelation, I was still concerned that it would be futile to address the need for beauty to a hurting world by creating mini masterpieces one at a time.
But as time passed, the expressions on the faces of beloved friends, family, and even strangers, began to imprint on my heart each time I would listen to that whisper and gift a prototype.
I decided to create:
A brand that affirms beauty by curating unique items that discerning customers from all over the world can purchase to patronize hope through expressions of generous giving.
A brand that offers beautiful creations, alleviating the search of distinguished customers who delight in finding the perfect item in anticipation of moments of beauty.
Products that delight and inspire creativity in fellow makers and the gift giving extraordinaire.
It turns out, the journey was longer than I imagined...
For it was rather impossible to locate ready-made pieces that communicated value and identity as well as the specific visions in my imagination that didn’t exist yet in the marketplace.
So I decided to design and make them myself.
After many prototypes, we released our first products and the response has been pure love from everyone who experiences JBalyeat.
Welcome, Kindred Spirit and Notable Gifter. Join us by sprinkling the earth with beautiful hope to make it a little bit more like heaven!