Peggy Li on Her 'Creations'

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Small Business Spotlight: Peggy Li Creations

Who: Peggy Li, @plcpeggy

What: Handmade jewelry

When: 2001

Where: San Francisco

How: Peggy Li was making jewelry for herself before deciding to turn the hobby into a business.

“I was making pieces for myself, and people would always ask me about where I got my jewelry,” Li said.

Li incorporates semi-precious stones to create her jewelry, while her personalized pieces are popular among customers. For some orders, she hand-stamps initials. Li, who worked for Electronic Arts (NASDAQ:EA) prior to making her business a full-time effort this year, said online sales have “definitely grown, ” even though the recession was a tough time for business.

Quote from the owner: “My jewelry is unique in its simplicity. It’s wearable and lasts a long time in your jewelry box.”