About Jess Siwa - Founder Bling Bitz Rhinestones
I would like to introduce myself, I am Jess Siwa, the founder and creator of Bling Bitz Rhinestones. I have been rhinestoning EVERYTHING for over 21 years!
I became obsessed with rhinestones after judging Showbiz Dance Competition in Ontario,California 21 years ago. After judging all weekend I went home to Nebraska ready to make everything and everyone at my dance studio sparkle.
I didn't know how to get rhinestones. Where would I order them from ( this was 21 years ago there was barely an internet)? What colors were even available, what was an AB or most important how do you apply a rhinestone to anything? I started with a paper plate, a plastic knife, some e6000, and a pair of tweezers!! After many, many (fun) trials and some errors I finally figured it all out. I also figured out really fast that I liked a lot of sparkle and wanted the most rhinestones and sparkle for my money.
There are sooo many grades, sizes and colors of rhinestones its overwhelming!! Bling Bitz Rhinestones are the most popular colors, the most common used sizes and of course, most important an excellent grade that is incredibly sparkly. For example I wanted people that knew they wanted red rhinestones to get "the best red" I wanted to make it easy, affordable and time friendly ordering- lets face it we are all busy!
When I had a dance studio I knew pink and red rhinestones were more expensive. That was a huge headache for me, I always wanted all the kids to have lots of good colored rhinestones on their costumes no matter what the color of their costume was. That is why with Bling Bitz Rhinestones all the colors of rhinestones are the exact same price, you are getting the colors you want and not sacrificing a color choice because of price.
In early 2020 my daughter JoJo and I had just come home from her D.R.E.A.M. world tour. I, along with my team had rhinestoned all the costumes for JoJo, her 8 backup dancers, and all the massive stage props with (Bling Bitz) Rhinestones and I knew it was the perfect time to share my expertise and make these amazing rhinestones available to everyone.
Why the name Bling Bitz ???? Well.. I was in the UK (on tour with JoJo) and we had the nicest chef named Kat, and she had all these cute containers labeled really nice, (she was super organized) and one of the containers said "Bits and Bobs" and I loved it! I had never heard the phrase "Bits and Bobs" before but I thought it was so cute!! Sooo fast forward I was working with my team on a name for my future rhinestone company and I was telling them the story about her Bits and Bobs and we switched the "s" to "z" and added some Bling and there it was "Bling Bitz Rhinestones"!!!!
Thank you so much for being a Bling Bitz Rhinestones Customer and lets make everything super sparkly because, the more rhinestones the better!