Anyone who doubts the power of positive thinking has never met Margaux Jones.
"The universe wants you to succeed, and it will open up the door,” she said. “It's not going to hold your hand or walk you through the door, but it will open the door."
The single mom and part-time artist uses her dining room table and every spare minute to carefully craft faux leather cuffs, bearing her original designs.
She draws the images, prints them onto fabric, sews each cuff together individually, and sells them out of her small online shop, NW 58TH ST.
She still works a day job, and her handmade cuffs aren't carried in stores.
But they may soon be on the wrists of the music industry's biggest stars, because they were selected to be inside the gift bags at The GRAMMYs.
"Who am I? I'm nobody. I'm a single mom, in Ballard, living in a basement making art, why on earth would they do this?” Jones said, laughing. “And they did, they picked me, and it is awesome."
Someone from the entertainment industry spotted photos of the cuffs online, and Jones was contacted about placing her work in gift bags handed out to celebrities at awards shows. Her cuffs were featured at the Teen Choice Awards last year, and this year they were part of the 58th Annual GRAMMY Awards.
Jones made 170 bracelets and custom bags for the big event.
"That is what I want my daughter to see,” she said, tearing up. “It doesn't matter who you are or where you come from, you can do it.”
To see all of Jones’ designs and purchase her cuffs, visit her website.