We had the good fortune of connecting with Fallion Billings and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Fallion, how has your work-life balance changed over time?
It has changed a lot! Before I always had plenty of time to “mom” and take care of all my other things. Now I have to juggle and it is hard! My 2 businesses are hands on. I design and hand make all my jewelry. Spray tanning is clearly hands on as well. I try to get my orders done while my daughter is at Mother’s Day out but that doesn’t always happen. Trying to make jewelry or anything and deal with a 4 year old is tough.
Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
I started making name bracelets during the covid lockdown and it grew from there! I now make necklaces, custom denim jackets, Upcycled Louis Vuitton shoes, watch bands, keychains amongst other things. A lot of people do the same but I still put a different spin on all my designs. My own personal touch! I didn’t expect to be where I am running a real business with an online shop. I did it as a hobby at first and I stayed so busy with orders just from posting pictures of the orders on my FB and IG. I want them to know when your buying from me it’s made by me! I don’t go to market and buy things. It’s all handmade by me and to me that means so much more. Now I totally get the whole handmade with love and supporting small businesses.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
We would go shopping at the Galleria and grab lunch and some champs at A’bouzy. Eat some of the best Mexican food at the original Ninfas or one of my favs Pappasitos. Lots of neat little places to go in the heights too! I’m from the north side so I would definitely take her to Market street in The Woodlands. Lots of places to shop and eat there as well.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
My husband, Sister and niece! They have all been a blessing with helping me out whether it be things around our house, with my kids or helping with shows and events etc. Also my very good friend and another boss babe Michelle who owns Savvy Chic med spa. She hands down has been a blessing. She opens up her office for me to spray tan there and always supports and advertises for both my companies.
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