Tell us about your business.Starlight Woods was started in the summer of 2011. After many crazy storms there was an abundance of fallen trees and branches. The trees got cut up for fire wood, but that left a ton of branches. I love to create using found objects so this seemed like a great material to use. My family and I hauled back all the branches, got our chop saw out and started cutting. We started by making key chains and our business grew from there in leaps and bounds. Jewelry was next and that of course excited my two daughters to no end. They helped brainstorm design ideas, of course tested out each and every new piece :) and even helped create. After a year into our business I was so busy I was forced (happily) to quit my day job and go full force with Starlight Woods. Our newest edition to our brand is Starlight Woods KIDS, a children's line of jewelry with a younger flare. This Branch of Starlight Woods is being run by my 11 year old daughter, Hailey. And there is much more to come....
What makes your business stand out?Our business is unique in many ways. Each and every piece we make is one of a kind. As each piece of wood varies so will each one of our products. We have vision to see the beauty in the little things, the small throw away things have worth in our world and we like to bring out the life an beauty in them.
What's the best business advice you've received?The best piece of advice I have received....that's an easy one. Never give up. There is so much I did not know about when I started this business. Business itself was a big one, how do you run a business? Social networking, promotion, bloggers, tweet, what is a tweet? There was a serious amount to learn, things I knew nothing about. Creativity I knew, but that was a bout it. So I googled, and googled and googled until I learned enough to move forward, I moved forward until my next road block and again learned and pushed through that as well. I am always learning in this business and always growing and although it sometimes seems too hard to comprehend or understand, I never give up.
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