Meet The Owner
Niamah Simmonds-James, a talented and self-taught artisan, is the proud owner of The Sassy Collection LLC, operating under the name The Sassy Collection Creative Center. Her journey with The Sassy Collection began in 2005 when she started an online ecommerce site to sell her custom handmade jewelry creations. Niamah's passion for jewelry making sparked in 2001 when she noticed a young lady wearing a beautiful beaded necklace on a train ride to work. The necklace mesmerized her so much that she decided to explore the art of jewelry making herself.
After work that day, Niamah purchased $50 worth of beads and embarked on a journey of self-discovery and creativity. As she mastered the craft of jewelry making, she found herself engrossed in the process, and her excitement only grew as she created more and more beautiful pieces. With dedication and practice, her skills continued to improve.
Recognizing the importance of honing her craft, Niamah decided to further refine her skills and knowledge by enrolling in a jewelry-making class at the prestigious Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT). This formal education ensured that her unique designs were not only creative but also technically sound and of the highest quality.
As her expertise expanded, so did the materials she incorporated into her creations. The Sassy Collection's handmade jewelry began to reflect Niamah's eye for detail, innovative designs, and dedication to using the finest materials available.
Her talent did not go unnoticed, and soon enough, Niamah was awarded her first contract to create custom jewelry for the hotel staff to wear as part of their uniform. This marked a significant milestone in her journey as a jewelry designer and entrepreneur.
Driven by her passion and a desire to share her creativity with the community, Niamah established The Sassy Collection Creative Center. This center has become a hub for artistic inspiration and self-expression, offering a variety of art workshops, classes, exhibitions, and events for people of all ages and backgrounds.
In addition to art workshops and gallery shows, The Sassy Collection Creative Center is also a platform for personal growth and empowerment. Niamah believes in uplifting and inspiring others, which is why the center hosts empowering seminars and workshops, aiming to motivate and encourage individuals to reach their full potential.
Moreover, The Sassy Collection Creative Center also brings families together through a series of family fun events. From creative family art sessions to themed parties and art-related activities, these events are designed to create memorable moments for families and strengthen the bonds between parents and children.
Today, The Sassy Collection Creative Center stands as a testament to Niamah Simmonds-James' unwavering determination and creative spirit. Her journey from a simple train ride to becoming a successful business owner and jewelry artisan exemplifies the power of following one's passion and continuously seeking growth and improvement.
As The Sassy Collection Creative Center continues to thrive, Niamah remains committed to fostering a vibrant and inclusive creative community, where individuals can explore their artistic potential, attend empowering seminars, and enjoy family-friendly events that celebrate the joy of creativity.