Everyone has had a dream that they pushed aside because life happens, and time slips away too fast. One Houston mother-daughter duo is achieving their dream after waiting nearly a decade to get started.
Congregation Beth Yeshurun members, Gillian Freede and Danielle Rolfes, recently started their own jewelry business, C.Shel. The name was inspired by Danielle’s daughter, Charlotte, whose middle name is Sheldon and nickname is Seashell.
“I couldn’t stand the fact both of us are so creative and we were sitting around doing nothing about it,” Freede said. “We needed to start doing something with our creativity.”
The thought first surfaced when Freede had breast cancer in 2011. Originally from South Africa, they both were always fascinated with the healing powers of gemstones and crystals, which helped them keep faith during that tough time. Those experiences prompted them, that one day they would incorporate natural gemstones and African beads into their jewelry.