Michele's Menagerie2 Etsy
Gail Geralyn Niedziejko
Tell us about your business.In reaching back to my Native American roots my mentor suggested I try Loom beading and a class was offered, and I became hooked. I would like to increase sales and afford my many colored seed beads so I can continue to do my big projects.
Tell us about your workspace, shop, or studio.I work out of my home. My favorite places are the kitchen table which is full of beads and I keep my orders there and I do my shipping here also. My other favorite place is the corner of the living room sofa.
What inspires you?Nature, Life, children, rain, cats, The Mall, colors, My friends on ETSY, and of course my husband of 34 years.
What makes your business stand out?I Believe that my business stands out because I take such care in all my work to make sure that I have each color combination and put love in every item that I make. I genuinely care about each product and customer.
What advice would you give an aspiring creative entrepreneur?To LOVE what you do, to want to improve to be your BEST. Never let anyone tell you that you can't. Listen to your customers, You might be surprised by what you hear.
What does American Made mean to you?American Made means the freedom to express our own creativity and be able to have people enjoy our homemade items.
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