Silpada Designs

These Mompreneurs Designed a Great Idea That Grew!

Our start came from just being friends, a couple of moms, who both happen to really love jewelery- especially fine sterling silver jewelery.

We first met when the oldest of each of our three children started first grade. Fatefully, we had both signed up to be room mothers and immediately became best friends. After chatting about how we could earn a little extra cash, we tried a few new business ideas. We had a lot of fun, but it wasn’t until we each took $25 from our grocery fund and pursued our passion for sterling silver jewelery that we really began to love our “jobs.” We started designing our own jewelery creations and hosting fun jewelery home parties. Quickly, one party led to another, and, it wasn’t long before hostesses and customers began telling us, “You look like you are having so much fun. We wish we could have your jobs!”

So in 1997, after hundreds of successful parties, we began our journey and launched Silpada Designs in the United States. We created an exclusive line of Silpada Designs sterling silver jewelery and our very first catalogue. Friends and customers became independent Silpada Designs Representatives. In 2008, we began offering the same life-changing Silpada business opportunity to women in Canada.

Today, there are thousands of independent Representatives chasing their dreams, and we're happy to say that our basement-born business is helping to bring each of their dreams to life, which is, for us, the truest and most rewarding part of our journey. Our story goes to show that with a little passion and a sincere desire to help others, anything is possible.

Here are some tips to starting a successful business:

Bring passion to your project. If you feel excited about it, it’s more likely to be a success because passion and fun are contagious.

Stay open to what might come next. We never imagined we’d have thousands of representatives selling our product but when the idea presented itself we went for it.

Don’t let fear or failure (or financial loss) paralyze you. We have never been afraid to try something once.

Bonnie Kelly and Teresa Walsh, Silpada Designs' Co-founders, work with designers and artisans from all over the world to create Silpada Designs' handcrafted Sterling Silver Jewellery. Silpada Designs celebrates only the highest standard in quality, style and craftsmanship. Our newest Catalogue includes more than 450 bold, unique and highly detailed jewellery creations and accessories.

For more information about Silpada Designs, visit or call 1-888-925-7732.