In the Spotlight: Quiltz 4 Pawz

quiltz4pawz_4We are delighted to introduce you to Lyndi Cutting, the talented artisan behind Quiltz 4 Pawz. She makes beautiful quilts for pets! We caught up with Lyndi and asked her a few questions so you get to know her better. Here we go:

What’s the story behind your company?

In December 2015 I was diagnosed with a brain tumor and as a result, my ability to function as a nurse manager was impacted. Not anticipating such an event at this stage of my life it was time to pull out a “Plan B” file and go to work on something I could do on my own. I’ve always been a pet parent to one or more animals and I find creativity to be extremely therapeutic, so a combination of the two led to the creation of Quiltz 4 Pawz.

It was important to me to create something unique about the quilts, so I made two firm decisions about the direction I’d go. First, I wanted to reflect the pet’s personality… something stately for a Great Dane or playful for a Beagle. Second, I’d never make an identical quilt. It may be a very subtle difference, but I want people to be assured they own something exclusive.

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What inspires you?

I brought home a German Shepherd 2 years ago and it was one of the greatest gifts I’ve ever given myself. Through our training together, Xander has taught me so much about selflessness, persistence, respect, the importance of playtime and naps, and the meaning of deep loyalty. I am proud to say there is a little of Xander in every quilt I make.

quiltz4pawz_6What is your favorite product to make?

The dog quilts are definitely my favorite, although I’m having a really good time with the new kitten “mini’s”. They’re only an 18” dimension, but because they’re for kittens they’re whimsical and fun. We did a show last month and they got a lot attention!

How would you describe your style in 3 words?

Versatile, Relaxed, Simple.

In your opinion, what’s the best part of being an entrepreneur?

Flexibility and focus. I have an ability to work around appointment and treatment schedules and it keeps my mind and hands busy doing something outside of myself. Every pet parent likes to talk about their dog, so it’s an easy question to start conversation and bring smiles while waiting. If I’m not actually working with fabric my mind is churning ideas for future quilt designs or marketing strategies.

If you were to start all over again, what would you do differently?

I would have been better informed about social media marketing. There is a wealth of information and tools out there… and incredibly knowledgeable people to help steer the course. I wish I’d have had a better grasp on both. I’ve been on the learn-as-you-go-plan for these past 7 months, but it’s been such a positive journey of discovery and growth.

What’s next? Any plans for the future?

I’ll continue the creative process with new designs and may expand with a few more “accessories”.

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Contact information:
Name: Lyndi Cutting
Website/Shop: www.etsy.com/shop/Quiltz4Pawz
Facebook: www.facebook.com/quiltz4pawz
Blog: www.quiltz4pawz.com (Opening August 1, 2016)

In the Spotlight: Mylana

Today, we’d like to introduce you to Clare Corcoran and her company, Mylana.

What’s the story behind your company?
My company, Mylana, was founded in 2010 a few months after I was unexpectedly widowed. I had made soap and candles since high school, having learned from books that my mom had helped to publish at her job. She worked on proofreading and typesetting the craft books at home, and once I found them, I was hooked. After my husband died, I was very lonely and I also needed to make some extra money. So, about 3 months later, Mylana was born. I took my company name from a World Of Warcraft character that I played, a mystical toll priestess. The start of my business was very rocky and I struggled a lot with making enough products and getting presentable photos, but I started getting orders from my mom and friends from real life and online. Three years later, I am still crafting strong and trying to expand my handmade business. During the course of my business, I have learned new crafts and added jewelry and bath salts. I am always interested in mastering new crafts and materials.

What inspires you?
I am inspired mostly by nature and some of the fantasy scenery in World of Warcraft and other video games I play. Sometimes I think about a certain character or place when I am blending my scents. I also rely on other boring and conventional means to decide what to make, like asking my customers directly what scents they would like, and often from requests I get to make a specific color or scent.

What is your favorite product to make?
My favorite product to make is candles, in particular, deep, dark, rich patchouli essential oil candles. I also like musk and spicy scents. Currently, I am out of patchouli essential oil candles, because the lighter citrus and bakery fragrances are more popular, but when I make something special, just for me, it has to be strong and sultry!

How would you describe your style in 3 words?
Colorful, rustic, simple.

In your opinion, what’s the best part of being an entrepreneur?
I enjoy having a lot of autonomy of design and creative choices. Product design and manufacturing is the most fun part, but I also love packaging items and ordering supplies and inventory. Photography and web design has grown on me, but I have to admit, I still don’t enjoy accounting or filing my taxes!

If you were to start all over again, what would you do differently?
Well, if I had the ideal start, I would have saved capital for supplies and insurance costs, so I could have offered a more upscale product, with sophisticated packaging and luxurious scents. Instead, I had to start with what I had, and constantly reinvest in my business. I didn’t even have a printer when I started. Additionally, I would have been on social media in the beginning and had more knowledge about marketing. There is a lot I learned from my online soap community and the Etsy forums in regards to marketing and pricing. Finally, I would have started out with higher prices. I didn’t think my items were very good, so I priced them cheaply. Soon, I was overwhelmed with sales from people that were buying my items, simply because they were the most inexpensive, but I wasn’t making any money to buy more supplies or equipment. In fact, I was losing money, and I had to ask my mom to buy me candle wax for Christmas so I could restock my store. Soon, I changed my prices to accurately reflect the cost of materials, and I didn’t sell as much as before, but I could finally save up for supplies and buy labels and packaging.

What’s next? Any plans for the future?
Currently, I am saving up to produce more cold processed olive oil soaps and sugar scrub bars. I also need some real patchouli essential oil back in stock! There are no immediate plans for me to sell outside Etsy at this time, because I have a difficult time keeping enough inventory in stock. If I am able to build up a bigger stock of products, I would like to open a stand alone website. E-commerce is a lot more advantageous to me than selling at craft shows or consignment, because I don’t drive due to a disability. That makes is hard to deliver to consignment stores and set up booths at fairs. With online venues, I can make everything at home and walk to the post office, or schedule a pick-up of packages from my mail carrier. Sometimes, I dream about how great it would be if someone else opened up a handmade craft shop with candles or bath and body products in my neighborhood and I could work for them and supplement my income doing all the “fun” work of creating the products, but let them worry about the insurance, taxes, capital, and accounting. Another fantasy would be to write a book about candle making or other crafts, like the ones my mom used to proofread. My biggest dream though is earning enough to own a candle and soap supply company and get to offer all the latest scents, oils, and waxes.

Contact information:
Name: Clare Corcoran
Website/Shop: www.etsy.com/shop/Mylana
Facebook: www.facebook.com/Mylana.creations
Twitter: @MylanaEtsy
Blog: borocrafters.blogspot.com

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In the Spotlight: MicroPendants

We are delighted today to introduce you to Cliff Spielman, the talented artisan behind MicroPendants! We caught up with Cliff and asked him a few questions so you get to know him better.

What’s the story behind your company?
MicroPendants is mostly a tale of trying many unique ideas over the years until one or two appear to have not only artistic potential but business potential.

What inspires you?
Ideas that people haven’t had before. Even better if those ideas lend themselves to a creative outlet…such as a jewelry. I love to convey messages in unexpected mediums, such as microscopic text in jewelry. Not to mention that it’s fun to see people scratch their heads for a minute or two while they figure out what they’re looking at. And then comes the “Hey that’s really cool”.

What is your favorite product to make?
At the moment I’d say that any of my Digits Of PI products are at the top of the list. Though we offer many other text selections, this one is the most populate. I still get a massive kick out of having almost 3,500 digits of PI in a tiny little pendant. In terms of the specific configurations, I’d say earrings are my favorite because unlike necklaces that have only one pendant, earrings have two! So that’s around 7,000 characters of text hanging from your ears.

How would you describe your style in 3 words?
Original, Techie, Eclectic

In your opinion, what’s the best part of being an entrepreneur?
Taking an idea and seeing it to its fruition, whatever that ultimately means for that particular idea. Having the freedom to explore that process is priceless. Oh, my other favorite part is no suit and tie. Come to think of it I don’t own a suit and tie.

If you were to start all over again, what would you do differently?

Less procrastination and less listening to naysayers.

What’s next? Any plans for the future?
At our MicroPendants shop on Etsy, we just launched unique and beautiful text pendant earrings as well a few new stainless steel necklace options.

Beyond that, we’re working on a new product that will take the microscopic text theme to the next level. Very exciting and very cool. But I can’t say much more than that before we finish the product development.

Contact Information:
President/Designer Name: Cliff Spielman
Etsy Shop Name: MicroPendants
Web Site: http://www.etsy.com/shop/MicroPendants
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/MicroPendants

In the Spotlight: Eleusa Creative Design & Notebooks

What’s the story behind your company?
My name is Anastasija. I am a sister of the Orthodox Monastery of the Most Holy Mother of God Eleusa in the village of Veljusa, Strumica, Macedonia. That’s where the name of my shop comes from – Eleusa creative design & notebooks.

The first stitches of the first notebook I ever sew, literally could be described as “opening new horizons” for me. Except for the irreplaceable value of a handmade book, I was clear about the fact that for me bookbinding is binding moments of our life into an unmerited gift of our existence. Putting together each new, unique journal from choosing the first pages of paper and sewing them all together, until creating the original design for both, the outside and the inside covers, became the way to express myself artistically.
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I wanted it to be a part of the situations of our everyday life where someone could draw inspiration from or store there precious thoughts, cognition and remembrances. Noting down on a piece of paper is what we do all our life, maybe eve unconsciously, looking for the special something to write onto. That’s why, as each of us is unique, I wanted my design to be personal and to reflect the beauty of the wholeness of human diversity which is unrepeatable.

As it was my wish to participate also in the preservation of green environment, I made my notebooks eco-friendly, from ecological material. Although outside covers are a reprint of the original design, this is because I wanted to keep it as a uniqueness I could share with others. No matter how many books I could sew with the same reprint, still each of them, as it is handmade, has its own particularities and there are no two completely the same. One more thing differentiating them from others is combining the inside covers with paper and fabric which is a part of an old bookbinding technique truly rare nowadays.

Eleusa creative design & notebooks has emerged from the stillness of mine and my sisterhood’s monastic living as an inspiration and companion for personal everyday life.

Eleusa creative design & notebooks

What inspires you?
The inspiration for creating the original design is something I put in the name of each of my notebooks and into the texts describing them. In my Eleusa collection of hand bound journals, you will find names such as: “Vivacity in green”, “Simple permanence”, “A nature’s bliss”, “Tranquil fragments”, “Remembrances”, “Transfiguration”, “Breaching light” and so on. As I previously mentioned, they all reflect moments of our everyday life.

What is your favorite product to make?
I find it is difficult for me to say that I actually have a favorite product since each one that I make is created as unique and personal. For the moment, only my handmade journals are available for buyers but I hope to add new products such s bookmarks and cards in the future.

How would you describe your style in 3 words?
Merging of various techniques.

In your opinion, what is the best part of being an entrepreneur?

I think that the best part of being an entrepreneur is when you see that your products are reaching others and the feedback that you receive, more exactly the satisfaction of your customers and knowing that you are offering a truly quality product and you buyer on receiving it, recognizes the same. Moreover, I would say it is knowing that someone is truly pleased with the products bought from you.

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If you were to start all over again, what would you do differently?
Time brings experience, so from a time distance, there is always something we wish, we could have done differently. But, we must value the cognition of this experience! For example, at the beginning, I wasn’t aware how important it was to have a good photo of my product and an accurate description too. It took me quite some time to realize that I have to “talk” about what someone can only see and that the whole presentation of my products must be as authentic as possible.

What’s next? Any plans for the future?
Some new designs for the journals are in the process of being finished so I hope they will appear soon. Some new handmade bookmarks, too.
As far as it concerns the plans for the future, I would always like to keep this personal, unique expression of my design so it would not be only my own but of all the others who recognize in it their expression as well.

Contact information:
Name: sister Anastasija Supan
Website: http://www.etsy.com/shop/Eleusa

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In the Spotlight: AlyxAndrea Design

Introducing today: AlyxAndrea Design!

What’s the story behind your company?
AlyxAndrea Design was basically started by accident. I have always loved crafts and as my daughter is getting older I was looking for projects we could do together. I got lost in the time vortex known as Pinterest and found a tutorial on how to make a necklace using beads and ribbon. The design was very simple and looked basically like this necklace. It was easy enough for my 12 year old daughter to do as well. I started experimenting with different designs and quickly evolved past the basic design from Pinterest. I feel I have created pieces that are now unlike anything anyone else has ever created.

My daughter and I started making more necklaces and bracelets than we could ever hope to wear or give away so I started looking into on-line jewelry sales. Since my daughter’s name is Alyx and my name is Andrea I named our store AlyxAndrea Design and created http://www.alyxandreadesign.etsy.com/ on Etsy.

I quickly learned that having an on-line business takes a lot of work and there was a lot I needed to learn. I have come a long way in 8 very short months and have been afforded many amazing opportunities including having my work for sale at Art Market in Edgerton WI, becoming a member of The Artisan Group and being accepted to be featured at The RAW Artists Showcase in Madison WI this summer.
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What inspires you?
There is nothing really magical about how I come up with designs. I generally stare blankly into my supply case which happens to be a tackle box. I pick up and put down different combinations of beads and ribbon until an idea pops into my head.

What is your favorite product to make?
Necklaces allow for the most creativity and are therefore my favorite to make. I have the option to use one or two ribbons, different pendants and many different beading techniques.

How would you describe your style in 3 words?
Avente Garde, innovative, trendy

In your opinion, what’s the best part of being an entrepreneur?
I love that my whole family is involved. My husband is a multimedia designer and he helps design promotional materials and is helping me develop my brand. The three of us go to craft shows together and work as a team to develop new products and designs.
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If you were to start all over again, what would you do differently?
I may not have chosen to only create one-of-a-kind pieces. My husband came up with the tagline – Every Design One of a Kind because I like the idea that each person who makes a purchase can have the guarantee that no one else will ever have the same thing. However, as a business this is difficult to maintain. I have to take photos and create a listing on Etsy and promote every single product I create. This is very time consuming and not cost effective. Someone that has a product line can keep re-listing the same product on Etsy (or other marketplace) over and over again and re-produce the product only when it is sold.

What’s next? Any plans for the future?
I’m getting my feet wet at doing Art and Craft fairs and I’m hoping that I can be successful and have fun with them. This year is more of a learning experience to hopefully be more educated for choosing the right venues for next year. My first outdoor fair involved my tent turning into a crumbled heap of metal due to the wind completely destroying the frame. So that was a HUGE learning experience. I will be using my new, sturdier tent from now on.

I recently joined The Artisan Group and I had the opportunity to have my business cards distributed to celebrities at GBK’s Emmy Awards Gift Lounge this September which may open some doors for me. The next step would be to have my products gifted to celebrities at an event but that may come much further down the line for me.
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Contact information:
Name: Andrea Mitchell – AlyxAndrea Design
Website/Shop: www.AlyxAndreaDesign.Etsy.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/HandmadeJewelryByAlyxAndreaDesign
Twitter: twitter.com/AlyxAndreaD
Blog: alyxandreadesign.blogspot.com

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In the Spotlight: Andrea Wysocki Jewelry

Today in the spotlight, we have the talented Ms. Andrea Procida of Andrea Wysocki Jewelry. We asked her a few questions so you get to know her better.

What’s the story behind your company?
I would love to say I grew up dreaming of being a jewelry designer, but I didn’t. When I went to college I thought I was going to study Graphic Design. During my second semester I took a jewelry class and there was no turning back, I was hooked. I discovered that I absolutely love working with my hands but I also love working with people. I felt that jewelry design was a great way to do both.

Andrea Wysocki JewelryEach piece is handcrafted in my Oregon studio where I am surrounded by nature. My pieces tend to have an organic feel to them, which comes from the incredible environment around me. You will notice a lot of sea greens and blues as I am drawn to subtle, soothing colors. I started adding a hammered texture to my work a few years ago which has now become my signature look. It is a way for me to leave my mark on every piece.

What inspires you?
I am inspired by simple shapes and nature. I love creating jewelry that can be worn everyday.

Andrea Wysocki JewelryWhat is your favorite product to make?
I love making earrings and they are my best sellers. The funny thing is I wear more necklaces.

How would you describe your style in 3 words?
Clean, simple, modern.

In your opinion, what’s the best part of being an entrepreneur?
I love that I can make my own schedule and be home with my two boys. I am able to do things for myself and grow MY business not someone else’s.

If you were to start all over again, what would you do differently?
I want to say that I should have ventured out on my own sooner but I actually think it’s good that I didn’t. I learned a lot working for someone else for 9 years and was able to have my two kids while slowly working on my business. Once I felt ready I went for it and have never been happier!

Andrea Wysocki JewelryAny advice for other entrepreneurs who are just starting?
Be patient. There are a lot of other people doing the same thing as you. Make sure you stand out from the rest and that your product and branding are cohesive.

What’s next? Any plans for the future?
I am working on expanding my business and doing more wholesale. I would love for my jewelry to be seen in stores throughout the US. I am really excited for my newest collection for the fall! You will have to stay tuned until then.

Contact information:
Name: Andrea Procida
Website/Shop: www.andreawysocki.com
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/andreawysockijewelry
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/awysockijewelry
Blog: http://andreawysocki.wordpress.com

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In the Spotlight: Kunoichi Creations

Introducing Rebekah of Kunoichi Creations!

What’s the story behind your company?
Kunoichi Creations combines a love of mythology and fantasy with crafting. In early 2011, I started creating items inspired by some of my favorite fantasy/science fiction games as well as mythological concepts, spurred on by my love of archaeology and ancient religions. Since realizing that interest in my creations goes beyond close friends, I began selling on Etsy, at craft shows and renaissance faires, as well as, most recently, in physical shops, expanding my product lines from elaborate wire-wrapped jewelry, including elf ears, ear cuffs, necklaces, and earrings, to crocheted creatures and tissue paper flowers. I discovered a passion for transforming the fantastical into reality through my products, and after many attempts, I’m finding more and more ways to get that enthusiasm out there to share it with more people.
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What inspires you?
Most of my inspiration comes from mythology, whether it’s ancient legends or modern fictional media; I’ve always enjoyed reading about ancient religions (it’s no surprise that I went to college for Archaeology), and I love being able to create products that reflect that obsession. Many of my first ear cuffs were influenced by the incredibly rich lore in the Elder Scrolls games. With some of my more recent jewelry, I have started drawing from ancient mythologies, particularly those of Mesopotamia and the greater Mediterranean region.

What is your favorite product to make?
When I first started selling my jewelry, my first creations were wire-wrapped elf ear cuffs. Those are still my favorite, as they seem to lend themselves more easily than other mediums to fantastical concepts and random whims, which explains why ear cuffs still comprise the largest portion of my offerings.

kunoichi creationsHow would you describe your style in 3 words?
Fantasy made reality

In your opinion, what’s the best part of being an entrepreneur?
Freedom. I love being able to utilize my creative impulses to make beautiful things, without restraint (other than time and money, of course). I still have a day job where most of my decisions are really made by other people and I can’t always do what I want, the way I want, even when it would improve or simplify the process (I’m in web development–I have to answer to multiple supervisors and clients).

If you were to start all over again, what would you do differently?
I probably would have saved myself some (mostly small) inconveniences had I experimented more with materials and certain parts of my design process at the beginning. I became a little obsessed and gave full rein to my ideas for different styles before focusing in on a basic, stable design, so some of my earliest concepts didn’t really work out.

kunoichi creationsAny advice for other entrepreneurs who are just starting?
Keep going. It takes a tremendous amount of trial and error to succeed, and though there may be times when you think you’ll fail, you have to believe in yourself and keep trying.

What’s next? Any plans for the future?
I’d like to start designing full costumes, in addition to jewelry and accessories. I’ve made a few over the years just for myself and friends, but I have so many ideas I’d like to turn into reality and I think there’d be a pretty good market for fantasy costumes that follow the themes of some of my products–particularly my more popular, ostentatious jewelry.

Contact information:
Name: Rebekah / Kunoichi Creations
Website/Shop: http://kunoichicreations.com/
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/KunoichiCreations
Blog: http://www.kunoichicreations.com/blog/
Etsy: http://www.etsy.com/shop/KunoichiCreations

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In the Spotlight: Angie’s Design Jewelry

Introducing Angie Howard of Angie’s Jewelry Design!

We caught up with Angie and asked her a few questions so you get to know her better.

What’s the story behind your company?
Angie’s Jewelry Design was born in Hong Kong. Several years ago I spent a few months there on business. China has always fascinated me because of its rich history, beautiful art & architecture, sense of mystery and the endurance of its people. There’s always been a rich emotional attachment for me that I can’t explain. I was inspired by the gemstones I saw in Hong Kong’s Jade Market and I collected beaded bracelets and necklaces and brought them back to the states. Once home I took some classes on making beaded jewelry and dove right in. I moved on to wire wrapping beads and cabochons. Then I discovered I could cut my own cabs and my fate was sealed! I fell in love with the variety and stunning natural artistry of stones. My shop (garage!) is chock-full of stones, saws and polishing equipment. I also discovered that I was part of a group called lapidaries: people who share the passion and fascination I have for gorgeous and intriguing rocks!
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What inspires you?
Sunlight filtered through leaves on a tree, stars against the night sky, the potential for beauty in a simple stone.

What is your favorite product to make?
My current most-favorite stone is Ohio Flint. It’s colorful, takes a great shine, and is from my native state of Ohio. For thousands of years Native Americans used this flint to create stone tools, which were traded across the country.

How would you describe your style in 3 words?
Bold, elegant, unique

In your opinion, what’s the best part of being an entrepreneur?
After spending many years working in a large corporation, I love being able to work on my own terms.

If you were to start all over again, what would you do differently?
I’d definitely start with a solid business and marketing plan.

Angie's Jewelry DesignAny advice for other entrepreneurs who are just starting?
Be sure to always value your work. You’ll be tempted to set prices too low. Be strong – you’re worth it!

What’s next? Any plans for the future?
I’ve got some exciting plans for adding stainless steel and copper to my designs. I’ll use patinas to add color and drama to the metal.

Contact information:
Name: Angie Howard
Website/Shop: www.angiesjewelrydesign.com
Facebook: facebook.com/AngiesJewelryDesigns
Twitter: @AngiesJewelry

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In the Spotlight: Enchanting Origins

Today’s featured artisan is Michele Phillips of Enchanting Origins. We asked her a few questions so you get to know her better.

What’s the story behind your company?
After spending twenty years in the construction industry, we felt the downturn after the real estate boom came to a crashing halt in Nevada. Now with a lot more free time on our hands and looking for something to do, something that would finally serve our creative outlets, we started making our own lotion for ourselves. And with a bit of encouragement from our friends, decided to make our own skin care products using simple ingredients without all the chemical fillers you find in the supermarkets. Enchanting Origins was born. It has grown from lotion to our facial line, scrubs, soaps, creams and butters.
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What inspires you?
It inspires me to create something new. Something that people enjoy using. I really like helping people feel better about their skin and working with them to help find a solution to their skin problems. It can be very rewarding to help someone find the one product that makes a big difference in his or her life.

What is your favorite product to make?
My favorite product to make would have to be bar soap. It may not sound very exciting, but, to me it is wonderful to play with the different ingredients to find new products and combinations. It brings out the creative and experimental side of me. I enjoy sharing the ideas and final products with customers.
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How would you describe your style in 3 words?
Simple, versatile, and sensible

In your opinion, what’s the best part of being an entrepreneur?
The best part about being an entrepreneur is being able to do the thing you love which allows me to also spend more time with my family. I appreciate having the freedom to decide how to move forward instead of being bound by the decisions of others. I am free to continue to grow and change as needed to promote our lovely products.

If you were to start all over again, what would you do differently?
If I had to start all over again I would have to say that I would have started this much sooner and trusted my instincts. I also would have worked harder on the marketing aspect when I started. Unfortunately, when you are an entrepreneur, you spend so much time on your products or services when the key element is marketing so you can get your products out there. Wonderful products don’t sell unless you can get them in front of people so that aspect always needs more work than you realize initially.
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What’s next? Any plans for the future?
Plans for the future are to continue the growth and expansion to include more stores and of course, continue to develop more fun and exciting products. I would like to add a complete line of facial masks. I’ve been experimenting with several different kinds to find the best mixtures. There are so many options out there that I am working hard to narrow it down so we can add them to our facial line.

Contact information:
Name: Michele Phillips
Website/Shop: www.EnchantingOrigins.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheEnchantingOrigins
Twitter: https://twitter.com/EnchantOrigins
Blog: http://enchantingorigins.blogspot.com
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