Day Two of the up and coming women series in Buffalo takes us to Niagara Falls, NY where Creative Designer, Betsy Aquilar, owner of Just B Creative creates one-of-a-kind, handcrafted, personalized jewelry and fashion accessories.
Just B who is originally from NYC, moved to Buffalo and recently discovered the entire underground fashion movement here. Since being diagnosed with bi-polar six years ago she found that her creative craft became therapeutic and now self-fulfilling, especially when others are supportive and appreciative, it gives her the “hunger” to create more.
This past December I had the opportunity to invite Just B to be a vendor at Ooo La La Boutique’s, Deck the Halls for Main St. Runway Fashion Show that Crista Botticello and I put together. It was the first vendor table opportunity at a fashion show for Betsy and she instantly became addicted to the positive, energetic and creative atmosphere. Her amazing designs and creative taste were a big draw and since then she has had the opportunity to share her gift with a handful of local fashion designers. Most recently, Just B Creative’s handmade bracelets, necklaces and belts accessorized Steven Bales Runway Show- First Call.
Just B Creative offers the following services:
- Vendor Charity Events
- Provides her own Jewelry and Accessories for Photos Shoots & Fashion Shows
- Private Home Parties
- Personalized Gifts (invites, center pieces, favors) for all occasions
- Handcrafted Personalized Jewelry & Fashion Accessories
Just B is currently working on a REUSED line which is deconstructed, reused, recycled ties and converting them into neckties, neck scarves and necklace ties, making it a one-of-a-kind item. Just B is also branching out into belts and purses with ties and has recently became a designer for Steven Bales jewelry line. As she continues to move forward with her creative flow, she hopes to be a designer in a fashion show, having the role models wearing her reused necktie pieces.
To contact Just B you can call her at (716) 870.0743
Follow her on Instagram: Justbcreativebyjustb
Find her on Facebook: Justbcreative Byjustb
And to read more about Just B click here: Justbcreative
I was introduced to Betsy through my event this past December and her personal story stuck with me. Everyone goes through difficult times, its what you choose to do during those times that makes you either overcome the hard times or give in to them. Just B chose to use her creative niche and started something great. If you have the opportunity to meet this young lady, I’m confident in saying that she will be an inspiration to you.