Twice Loved by Maggie B
by Bailey Blankenship
Maggie is a little girl with extraordinary dreams. Twice Loved by Maggie B is combining every girls love of jewelry with the need to help the planet. These necklaces are fun, cute, and functional—making every girl feel great! Maggie's necklaces can also be worn while swimming or playing sports-—keeping girls safe and stylish at all times.
Since the company made its debut in June 2010, the response to Maggie's efforts have been impressive. Twice Loved by Maggie B. is currently being carried by multiple stores in 6 states and is soon to become a household name.
Kiki Magazine: How did you get started making the necklaces?
Maggie B: I love jewelry but itís not comfortable and itís hard to put on. I had found a necklace that I liked but I lost it. When my mom took me back to the store, the store had closed. I told my mom that I can make something that I like even better. I thought of things that are soft and came up with my tights! I would wear my necklace to school and everyone wanted one...even the older girls on the bus.
KM: Where did your inspiration come from?
MB: I am very active at school; love to play soccer and I ALWAYS want to be fashionable. It was very important to help the planet too. My necklaces are great for all of those things. I really feel like my necklaces are perfect for a super active girl...you can even swim in them. Mamas like them so much we now make ones for adults.
KM: What materials are used?
MB: We use recycled tights and pantyhose (don't worry they are clean), nylon, charms that catch my eye, feathers, and flowers. A global tight company, We Love Colors, donates their tights to us.
KM: Where do you find your charms?
MB: We get some of our charms from companies in Oklahoma and in Texas. Some of the charms are donated by friends and family.
KM: How did you develop your first client?
MB: I walked into a store and asked for the owner. The owner was there so then I showed her my necklaces and told her all about them. She bought 10 and then called us the next day and wanted all we had. She sold 3 in the first day. I really love going into the stores and selling my necklaces.
KM: What is your favorite ice cream flavor?
MB: Cookie dough and orange sherbet (they are both so good I can't decide)
KM: What is your favorite subject in school?
MB: Music, PE, Reading
KM: Have you ever been on an exciting trip or vacation?
MB: Yes! My necklaces were chosen to be in swag bags for young celebrities in California. I got to go and I even walked the Red Carpet! It was so much fun! I signed autographs too. My mom and I went to Disney while we were there...without my little brothers!
KM: What is your dream vacation?
MB: I would love to go to Hawaii and play in the ocean all day with my best friend Madison and my daddy. My daddy has to work a lot for the Army so we don't get to see him all the time. Her dad is in the Army too. We are always moving.