Beyond Laser Creations

✨ Customer Spotlight

From full-time employee for over 16+ years at an insurance agency to business owner making custom gifts and promotional items!

Interview with Jena Stearns, founder of Beyond Laser Creations

Jena Stearns standing in front of an outdoor booth full of her custom products. There is a red awning over the booth, a plaid tablecloth covering the table, and lots of fall colors.
Jena Stearns, founder of Beyond Laser Creations

What do you create or specialize in?

Custom laser gifts and promotional items for businesses including embroidery and printing.

What were you doing before you had your laser?

For the last 16 years I worked full time in an insurance agency as a producer. I also had a photography business as my creative outlet. I’m a mother of three and a wife. I was used to being busy and tending to others.

What inspired you to buy a laser?

During Covid, I was sewing face masks and marketing them on social media. It was very popular and I hand cut about 1000 before realizing I could buy a laser to cut multiple layers at a time. After buying a laser we made over 5000 before exploring other media that the lasers could cut and engrave. I quickly expanded into other areas that I knew were going to sell well in my area.

How has your business grown or changed since buying a laser?

When I realized that I was enjoying this side gig a lot, and producing better income for my family, it was pretty easy for my husband to see that this was my new direction. He has been more than supportive in that decision. I told him that I could make something more out of this. He believed in me and agreed that this was the right move for all of us. By buying a laser that could keep up with my business goals only made this process smoother and more attainable.

How has your life changed since buying a laser?

Although we are scaling and building my business now, it's setting us up for a better economic future.

What is your superpower?

My personality is contagious. I beam with passion and enthusiasm. I'm always ready for a good time. It's hard not to have a great time when you're around me.

Where can people find you?

🏚 Fostoria, Ohio

🛠 Project

Custom tumbler, earrings, and coasters

Machine: MIRA 9 & NOVA 14
Commissioned by: Aeon Laser USA
Aeon Partner ✅