We had the good fortune of connecting with Danielle Dydell and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Danielle, what was your thought process behind starting your own business?
I really felt as though a space was lacking in the metaphysical goods arena and wanted to fill that void. It was and is my hope to demystify crystal healing, provide an easy way to utilize crystals (jewelry) and make it fashionable at the same time.Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
I share a lot of my story with my instagram following. I started in November 2020 with very little funds, working out of a corner in my bedroom. I worked hospice overnight to fund my business and slept very, very little during the beginning stages. About 6 months in my business exploded and my Instagram following grew from 1k-10k in less than 1 month. And within 3 months I was at 20k. I went from $0 days to $4k days and it was the most amazing thing. I shared the journey with my followers and it’s has really turned into a tight knit community because they watched me grow. I’m so grateful for that. Now I have an office space and I’ve hired on my amazing cousin, Liv, to assist me. It’s a dream come for me to share my artistry and love for crystals with the world.If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
I’m from Austin, TX and was raised between here and Houston. I consider both home and would want to take my friend between the two cities. Of course in Austin I love a good taco and would have to take them to Juan in a million. Secondly we’d hit up Pflugerville and eat at taste of Ethiopia followed by some amazing pastries from Dorothys choice. In Houston Turkey Leg hut is a requirement and Timmy Chans. Typical? I know but I love it!Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
My babies! The birth of my children and the post partum process really helped to mold me into the woman and business owner I am today. Both of my birth experiences were traumatic and crystals and other metaphysical modalities were my way to cope. The more I became interested the more I wanted to share with others. My husband, Derry, was the person that really pushed me to believe in myself and put my work out there for everyone to enjoy. And last but not least my village (my parents and siblings) never hesitate to help pack orders, model or just giving myself and my husband an extra set of hands with our toddlers.