We had the good fortune of connecting with Niesha Davis and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Niesha, is there something that you feel is most responsible for your success?
I think the most important factors behind my success are that I’m down to earth but sassy, relatable, and always thinking out the box when it comes to creativity. I am a first-generation business owner. I want to set an example that if you want it bad enough, you can achieve it.

Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
I am a polymer clay artist. I design funky, bold, and colorful statement earrings. Using polymer clay enables me to design and manipulate the media in so many ways. What sets me apart from the clay artist, my work is always going to be bold, bright, and colorful, with lots of prints and patterns. You are definitely looking to make a statement without saying a word. I am most proud of myself for taking a leap of faith and just making that first step to become an entrepreneur. Working an 8hr job most of my life and finally decided to want to work for myself and show my talents was a breaking point in my life. I didn’t know anything about running a business or for that matter anyone close that could guide me. By all means, it was the scariest thing to do, especially take the first step. But I’m learning and teaching myself every day. What I’ve learned so far is that you just have to have faith and believe in yourself. Running a business has its up and downs, but if keep working hard and don’t give on yourself the rewards will pay off when you least expect them. I want the world to know, that I’m just a regular smegular girl that just decided to go for her dreams. I believe in myself and my abilities and I will be successful. Atlanta I’m here, and you will know and love my brand soon.

If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
Well as Atlanta always has some event going on, we definitely have to hit up all the festivals going on. Currently waiting on House in the Park, and The Atlanta Jazz Festival coming up Labor Day weekend. Those are a definite must. A nice area is Battery Park it filled with multiple restaurants, bars, and event venues. It’s pretty much an all-one-stop for fun.

The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
My family and friends, have supported me every step of the way through this journey. They keep me encouraged to keep pushing even when it feels the odds are against me. They have been my number one cheerleaders. I love them all.

Website: http://xoxobijou.com

Instagram: instagram.com/xoxo_bijou

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/xoxobijou/

Nominate Someone: ShoutoutAtlanta is built on recommendations and shoutouts from the community; it’s how we uncover hidden gems, so if you or someone you know deserves recognition please let us know here.