Christopher will design jewelry for your man

March 28, 2023

Christopher Campbell was a sheet metal worker for more than two decades before the entrepreneurial bug bit him.

When knee surgeries took him off his feet a few years, he began making men’s jewelry to keep himself busy. He and his wife are now the owners and operators of S.I.L.C., a jewelry line that offers customized jewelry to the uniquely, sophisticated male.

Christopher is a recent graduate of Entrepreneur Rising Academy, a free, 10-week, cohort-based business bootcamp powered by Parallax Advanced Research. We caught up with him to learn more about his journey.


Launch Dayton: Introduce yourself — who are you and what is your company?

Christopher: My name is Christopher Campbell. I’ve been in sales for the last three years with a local clothing company ,and my wife and I own and operate S.I.L.C., a jewelry line that offers customized jewelry to the uniquely, sophisticated male.

How did your company start?

I came across a piece of jewelry in my travels I really liked and my wife told me I could make it for less. Then I had to have back-to-back knee replacement surgery and was off work for three months after our travels. So, I began making jewelry. Jewelry-making kept my mind active and allowed me to not sink into a dark hole.

Did you always want to be an entrepreneur?

I did not. I was a sheet metal worker for 20+years.

The Launch Dayton community values are: 1. Be Bold 2. All Are Welcome 3. People First 4. Give First 5. Remove Barriers. How do you embody one or more of these values?

I believe all of my designs are bold. I also frequently make jewelry and give as gifts, especially if I have an idea that commemorates an occasion or celebration.

What identities or life experiences do you bring to entrepreneurship that helped prepare you for this lifestyle?

My experience as a sales person and assistant manager at a clothing store have enhanced my ability to build relationships, which in turn helps me to be an excellent salesperson to determine a client’s needs and deliver a quality product.

What is the biggest barrier you’ve faced on your entrepreneur journey?

Learning the lingo and the financials.

How was your Entrepreneur Rising Academy experience?

I learned a lot, especially in regards to finding my market niche. I would definitely recommend the program to others. The experience was invaluable.

Why do you love what you do?

I love seeing the joy on a person’s face when their vision comes to life and they are adorned with their one-of-a-kind piece.

What advice would you offer fellow or aspiring entrepreneurs?

Go for it. Listen and learn.

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