We’re delighted to highlight another female maker in our community who strives to bring women a little joy through her unique clay jewelry. Zyanya Aguilar Nelson created Siempre by Zyanya earlier this year and has spent countless hours honing her craft. Her bold yet lightweight earrings make any outfit feel complete (even your top only Zoom look).
We invite you to read more about Zyanya and her journey into starting her very own business, Siempre by Zyanya. Oh, and don’t forget to check out her earrings on the Superhero Mamas site; we think you’ll just love them!
Q: Tell us a little about your company & journey to making it happen.
A: I have always been a very crafty person! I love making things with my hands and creating beautiful art. Whether that’s making little greeting cards for birthdays and holidays or sweet little gifts for friends and family, I’ve always loved handcrafted goods. Life started getting busy and I got away from making and creating so I set a New Years resolution of trying 3 new crafts this year (2020). Polymer Clay happened to be the third one I tried after seeing some beautiful earrings on Instagram and I instantly fell in love with the process! I worked on honing my craft a bit and about a month later decided to start my little earring business. It was a bit scary to put my art out there but it has been such a fun experience. My name is an Aztec name meaning always or Siempre in Spanish. That’s always been a very important word in my life and so Siempre By Zyanya was born!
Q:Why is this mission important to you?
A: This mission is important to me because I believe it is so important to have a creative outlet when life gets hard. Getting in my zone and letting my creative juices flow has been so good for me, especially during this crazy year we’ve had. I also think it’s important to push yourself to try new things and have different experiences. I never would have opened my shop if I didn’t push myself to step out of my comfort zone and just got for it! Another very important aspect of my shop is female empowerment. I love helping women feel beautiful and empowered. I believe so strongly in inner beauty but feeling your best on the outside helps too😊 Nothing completes an outfit like the perfect accessories! Earrings happen to be one of my favorite accessories. I have 7 piercings!
Q: What is your "superpower"?
A: I think my superpower is my ability to stay positive and adapt! I love to travel, adventure, try new things and explore everything the world has to offer! That has left me in some crazy situations but I learn to adapt and usually come through with a smile on my face some great stories to tell.
Q: We're redefining what it means to be a "mama." Some mamas are traditional mothers; others are unbelievable foster & adoptive moms, devoted caregivers, selfless grandmothers, badass sisters, loving wives, or your very best friend. What does "mama" mean to you?
A: Mama to me is a place of love, warmth, strength and safety. I have one of the most incredible mamas in the world and a great example of what mama means to me. I’m also a fur mama and I LOVE it. My cute little lab/shepherd rescue puppy is the best part of my days. I love being a mama to him.
Q: What change do you hope to see in the world through your business/product/idea?
A: I hope to bring a little love and joy into the world and people's lives through my products! I also hope to help women feel more beautiful and empowered through my jewelry.
Q: Any advice to the next generation of #SuperheroMamas?
A: The best advice I’ve been given and the best advice I can pass down is to just be you! Don’t let others get you down or feel like you have to conform to anything to fit in. Being authentic and genuine to yourself will always make you so much happier. It’ll free you to be the best version of yourself.
Q: If you could be any #superhero, who would it be & why?
A: I am obsessed with Wonder Woman! She is such a badass woman, I would definitely be her if I could be a superhero.