We had the good fortune of connecting with Megan Orozco and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Megan, we’d love to hear more about how you thought about starting your own business?
My thought process behind starting Mystic Bones was wanting to create unique jewelry pieces that really connected with the wearer. I’m a huge jewelry person myself and love to express how I’m feeling through styles that really exude certain energies and magic. That feeling of being drawn to a certain piece is the same feeling I want my audience to feel when looking at a Mystic Bones design.
Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
I am my brand, I am Mystic Bones. Haha, I’m sure that sounds crazy but when I landed on the name, I knew that was it. I’ve been running my business for 6 years now and it’s constantly evolving and growing as I am. I’ve learned so many things about myself as a designer and what works best for me as far as my creative process goes. When designing, I like to dabble with different mediums and techniques so, most of the time I have tools and materials everywhere. Cement and resin work are probably my favorites at the moment. Professionally, I feel like I still have a ways to go haha but where I am today is a great place to be and it wasn’t easy getting there. I’d experience days where I just wanted to give up and drop what I was doing because I wasn’t seeing any growth within my business or I was unhappy with what I was creating. It took me a long time to realize that it’s okay to make those weird & unique pieces that I actually connect with instead of making a bunch of styles I thought the consumer would like. Once I had gotten into that mindset, I noticed that’s when the real magic started happening.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
With COVID currently happening, I don’t venture out often and if I do it’s usually to pick up some dank foods. Lettuce Feast is a vegan food truck that specializes in chick’n sandwiches that are so delicious, I’ve also been craving a burger and shake from Monty’s Good Burger which is all plant-based so, I’d probably take them there. Pre-pandemic, I would enjoy going to concerts in dtla, checking out new breweries, hitting the beach at night with the homies, and going to food festivals during summer like Eat, Drink, Vegan or the Vegan Steet Fair.
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?
Honestly, this one goes out to my friends and family. If it weren’t for the homies supporting me, I wouldn’t be doing this. My sister is a huge part of that support group, I know she’ll always hype up my creative path.