Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that John Paul Designs is a 2018 award winner for jewelry stores in Oregon!
If you’re looking for unique, handmade jewelry in Bend, look no further than John Paul Designs.
John Paul Designs has received dozens of reviews on four verified sites with an average rating of 4.89 stars, earning them a fantastic Rating Score™ of 97.92 and a 2018 Top Rated Local award for ranking among the top 10 jewelry stores in all of Oregon!
Here’s just one of their many five-star reviews:
“John Paul is a true artist. Every piece is unique and special. Working with John Paul and Amy was such a joy. He guided us through the process of creating custom wedding rings and, by far, exceeded our expectations. We ended up with the most beautiful rings; they were more than we ever imagined. He didn’t just make what we wanted. He listened and designed something perfect for the both of us. I can’t wait to work with him again!” – Angela S.
Not Your Average Jewelry
We took a few minutes to talk with Bayly Winkler from John Paul Designs to learn a little more about the business and how they work to make such an impressive online reputation.
The first thing we wanted to know was what sets John Paul Designs apart from the many jewelry stores in Oregon. Here’s what Bayly had to say:
“John Paul has aimed to perfect traditional fine metalsmithing techniques while skillfully incorporating his love of old-world blacksmithing practices and creating a refreshing and unique line of Forged Series Jewelry. Combining the two disciplines has required much trial and error, but the result is a body of work that is entirely unique: pieces that incorporate a variety of precious and ferrous metals, while showcasing the best of earth’s brilliant gems.”
We also asked Bayly what their mission is at John Paul Designs and how they work to make the world a better place. Here’s her response:
“Whether John Paul is melting down old pieces that are no longer being worn before forging the recycled materials into something wearable for a new generation or setting an heirloom diamond into a fresh engagement ring, his intention is to create pieces that speak to the soul of the wearer. Much of his work involves custom designs. He is known to spend considerable time with a client, listening to their stories and allowing the true heart of their life experiences to seep into the design. It is a great honor to be trusted with creating modern talismans, and he finds meaning in forging pieces that will be worn and loved every day — substantial pieces that will eventually bear the record of a lifetime. ”
Building Success Through a Solid Online Presence and Satisfied Clients
When asked what John Paul Designs’ secret is to such a powerful online reputation, Bayly had this to say:
“We thrive on a strong in-store presence coupled with knowledgeable, educated and overly friendly staff and a willingness to listen to customer dreams and designs in order to come up with a creative solution that makes us feel as good about making the pieces as customers do wearing them! We create an atmosphere both in the studio and the shop that automatically fosters communication and proactive solution-creating with each and every person that walks through the door. We offer information to every person who steps in, asking if they’ve ever been in before, giving a brief work synopsis and describing our creations, even asking how their day is, where they’re from and what they’re doing in town. This helps to forge a lasting impression and create new, return and future customers alike…”
Bayly went on to add that they also make it a point to ask for feedback:
“We send along high-quality pictures of purchases after the sale, and also now kindly ask purchasers to leave a friendly review of their choice! It goes a long way in the point-and-click, at-your-fingertips world we live in. If more happy, satisfied customers can promote and share their experience, that just means more followers and quicker ways to find us when searching blindly online for just the right fit!”
Outside of building a strong online reputation, John Paul Designs has grown by responding consistently and quickly through social media, including Facebook and Instagram, by sending multiple emails through all employees and by genuinely picking up the phone when they are called.
There are many business owners out there looking to grow their business and build their online reputation. Here’s Bayly’s expert advice for those business owners:
“Everyone seems to find their voice and their niche with true and honest dedication to time, presence, consistency and their art as a whole…We have dedicated considerable time to finding a true feel, look and brand for our name and our jewelry. This has included not only time at the bench and behind the jewelry being made, but time dedicated to learning how to take and to edit consistently the most accurate, clean and crisp photos, how to display them online and going through the changes of new and updated websites, selling platforms and portfolios to reference prior and current work as time goes on. Staying on top of the rapidly changing online world is key to any business success, as online sales can contribute greatly to the overall success of a business.”
Congratulations to the team at John Paul Designs for being a 2019 Top Rated Local award winner, and thank you so much, Bayly, for taking the time to speak with us!
We highly recommend John Paul Designs in Bend. Visit their website today!