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.
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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.


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