advertisement

advertisement

advertisement

advertisement

advertisement

advertisement

Michele's Menagerie2 Etsy

American Made Since 2011

Gail Geralyn Niedziejko

New Berlin, Wisconsin
Michele's Menagerie is a Loom Beading shop that makes bracelets, suncatchers, Artwork all with a little seed bead. Using Native American Looms.
Voting
Share This Maker With Your Friends

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.

Comments (1)

  • Bonnie Rosenquist - DesertRose 28 Aug, 2014

    GG is an amazing artist and loom beader. Each piece of her work is a masterpiece and keepsake. I have purchased several custom made items from her and found her to be completely open to what I wanted and conscientious in her preparation of each item. She uses only the best materials available and gives a part of herself to each piece. You will receive a message from her as she moves from one part of the process to the next. It is an honor to tell you about this wonderful woman.

Advertisement

Mark Your Calendar

  • WINNERS ANNOUNCED
    Oct. 17, 2014

    2014 Award Winner and Audience Choice Winner announced.

    See past Award Winners
  • AMERICAN MADE MEETUP
    Nov. 7, 2014

    Join Martha at the American Made Summit kickoff cocktail party.

    Buy Tickets Now
  • AMERICAN MADE SUMMIT
    Nov. 8, 2014

    Don’t miss our networking event and maker lecture series in New York City.

    Buy Tickets Now
  • RENEGADE CRAFT FAIR
    Nov. 15 - 16, 2014

    Shop for holiday gifts at the Martha Stewart American Made Pavilion.

    Learn More

More Finalists

  • 2014 Audience Choice Winner
    Self taught metal artist opened up a gallery on bridge-less low country island 13+ years ago to specialize in handcrafting coastal sculptures.
    Crafts, Recycled, Upcycled, Vintage Crafts
  • 2014 Crafts Finalist

    Wolf & Wren Press

    Liz Wolf & Lauren Stapleton
    Wolf & Wren Press is best friend duo, Liz Wolf and Lauren Stapleton. They collaborate to produce special hand-printed cards in short runs.
    Crafts, Paper Crafts
  • 2014 Crafts Finalist

    Vaillancourt Folk Art

    Judi Vaillancourt & Gary Vaillancourt & Luke M. Vaillancourt
    Celebrating 30 years of American made, family business. We pour our figures using antique moulds and hand-paint them with true fine art quality.
    Crafts, Ceramics, Pottery & Glass
  • 2014 Crafts Finalist

    Mosser Glass

    Mindy Mosser-Hartley
    One of the last remaining manufacturers of hand pressed glassware, Mosser Glass offers a little bit of nostalgia blended with modern day charm.
    Crafts, Ceramics, Pottery & Glass

advertisement

advertisement