Staci Egan has been making jewelry since 1999. A year later, she made it a business and founded Contempo Jewelry.

Egan creates custom and original jewelry for any occasion. “My designs are nature inspired; featuring wire working techniques precious metals, freshwater pearls and natural stones,” she said.

When asked how she balances family and business, she was quick to admit that it’s not always easy for her. “I want to be a savvy business woman with a powerful enterprise. But, I also want a clean home, stocked full of groceries and a beautiful homemade meal every night. The fact is – I can’t have it all,” she said.

Egan said she simply tries to do her best to balance and hope that everyone understands. Right now, she said, she feels it is important to grow her business.

When talking to other aspiring mom entrepreneurs, she tells them to trust their gut. “It will always lead you in the right direction.”

Egan has offered Market Mommy readers free shipping simply for mentioning this blog post! In addition to her main website, her jewelry designs can be found on Facebook, her blog, Twitter and Etsy.