Interested in starting your own entrepreneurial journey in jewelry but unsure what to expect? Then read up on our interview with Amanda and Jackie Dobernic, Founder of The Lace Project, located in Naples, FL, USA.

What's your business, and who are your customers?

Born and handmade in the USA, The Lace Project is known for uniquely creative, one-of-a-kind pieces that are perfect for taking you from day to night! Our jewelry features authentic gemstone beads and genuine healing crystals, incorporating gold-filled hardware, and is encouraged to stack, mix & match! The Lace Project conveys innovative style, stands out in a crowd, and is edgy yet elegant. 100% Lace. A guaranteed love for all.

Tell us about yourself

We are a team of two sisters from Southern California! Creator & Designer Jackie Dobernic and Co-Owner & Operations Officer Amanda Dobernic are consistently raising the bar with alluring designs and have always been inspired by creating specialty pieces to suit their lifestyle, which exudes a love for fashion, travel, and their Los Angeles roots. Jackie created The Lace Project in 2013, which makes this year our 10th anniversary! We have incredible plans for this year and can't wait to share!

What's your biggest accomplishment as a business owner?

Making The Lace Project a success while keeping our roots alive and brand quality at the forefront! We've put our blood, sweat, and tears into our business and never let anything get in the way. We've stayed true to the brand Jackie created.

What's one of the hardest things that comes with being a business owner?

One of the toughest elements would be that we never stop trying to do the best we can. The business is always at the top of our minds, always the main focus, and we strive daily to implement growth in all ways possible. We give it our all.

What are the top tips you'd give to anyone looking to start, run and grow a business today?

Ensure the product and brand is of quality, stands out in ways competitors do not, and get ready to give it everything you've got!

Where can people find you and your business?


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