BEHIND THE SWEETNESS
When I was growing up in California, my parents - who are Portuguese immigrants - would bring things back to me from their travels. There was something special about a token from another place - something that got me dreaming.
Later, as I started traveling, I was always looking for bracelets, beaded jewelry, and shiny souvenirs to take home with me. When I would visit my grandparents, I would always make a special trip to the penny candy store. It all held the same appeal - beautiful, bright, brilliant little gems that could be loved and savored.
Fast forward a couple decades, careers, and kids later, I found myself hearing the call of maker and creator more strongly than ever. When I picked up beading during the busy, quiet days of my second son’s infancy, I was hooked. All the nostalgia for traveling and candy and souvenirs - all the bright joys of life - came together perfectly.
Creating Bom Bom, which means candy in Portuguese, is a celebration of fun, expression, style, creativity, and beauty. Bom Bom beads are for living - not stashing away in a box in a drawer. They are for life - for daily mantras, pops of color, dressing up a sweatsuit, for stacking, and mix and matching.
Every piece of Bom Bom jewelry is one-of-a-kind. I create them by hand and, from the slight variation in bead shape and size to the distinctness of a custom piece, each is a unique treasure. But just as candy is meant to be savored and enjoyed, Bom Bom is made to live with you. Over time I have found the best beads and materials and constantly test them for quality. I love developing new creations and love stepping back to let you play the role of designer and allow me to make your dream piece.
Thank you for helping me grow, trusting me with your projects, sharing my work, and being a part of this journey. And if you’re new here, welcome. Let’s make something beautiful together, ok?
Bom Bom Founder
MEET LISA: THE OG #BOMBOMBAE
My Name is: Not Slim Shady but Lisa 💃🏽
Age: Old enough 💯
Grew Up: San Jose, California - East Side Baby ☀️
Residing In: A little seaside town - Marblehead, MA ⚓️
Daughter to 2 Portuguese Immigrants from the Acores Islands - Pico to be exact - check it out 🌋
Oldest Sibling with a younger brother and sister 💪🏽
Wifey to the #1 stunna @jed_lewis ♥️
Mama of two spirited boys 👩👦👦
Fierce Friend, Confidante, Bestie and Amiga 👯♀️
Marketing Bawse with over 20+ years of experience ⚡️
And last but not least, BeadMaster. 📿
I 🖤 music, the 80’s, reading fictional bull$hit, dancing, a fresh mani, wearing black, colorful jewelry, wine, swearing like a truck driver and of course, candy, especially arm candy. 😉