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Meet Atinuke Adeleke of Zuri Perle.
Atinuke Adeleke moved to Dallas August 2019 with her husband and 2 sons from a small town in Missouri called West Plains, population 12,000. Dallas has been a huge change but they are loving every minute of it.
Atinuke holds an undergraduate degree and Masters degree in law, worked in Investment banking for a few years, then fell in love with making jewelry in 2009 and has not looked back since.
She took her first jewelry making class from local artisans in Nigeria 10 years ago and fell in love with the process of handcrafting wearable artisan pieces. Atinuke continues to build on that foundation by taking a variety of classes including metal smithing and CAD classes at Kansas University. She’s also an alumni of the Gemological Institute of America (GIA) and a member of the Society of North American Goldsmiths (SNAG).
This is her story of Zuri Perle.
Meet Atinuke Adeleke of Zuri Perle
● My day typically starts at 6am with a 30min devotional time. Its my most treasured time of the day, my quiet before the storm if you will.
● 6.30am to 7.30a.m is getting the kiddos ready for school, meal preps for lunch at school. We get to walk to school or run (when we play tag) which is awesome.
● 8am to 9.30am I respond to emails and implement marketing strategies to get the Zuri Perle brand in front of more clients.
● 10am to 3pm I’m working in my studio/Dallas Makers Space/Tandy leather on our collections or fulfilling client’s orders.
● 3pm to 8pm is pick up time at the kids school, driving to a variety of after school activities, homework and dinner.
● 8.30pm to 9.30pm I check on client’s emails and make a plan for the next day.
● I’m usually in bed by 10pm.
Let’s transition to Dallas:
● Dallas Museum of Art. My first visit was in July 2019 when we were still contemplating moving to Dallas. I went to see the “making of dior” and it was amazing. Our boys also love it, their favorite visit was for the showcase Speechless : different by design.
● We spend quite a few weekends at ninja nation with the boys. Have to work out those wiggles.
● Date night with hubby is great cause we get to explore restaurants together, dinner at Edoko Sushi and Café Istanbul have been the most memorable nights thus far.
Thank you so much to Atinuke Adeleke of Zuri Perle here in DFW sharing her story and her business with us. As always, our small and local business owners need our support to keep providing their gifts to the world. Let’s share some love on her business 💗
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