Handmade in KC member, by Wicked Red.
What do you create, and how did you get started?
I create beaded jewelry and I upcycle paper to create beads for other designers. I have been making jewelry for 10+years for family, friends, and co-workers. About a year and a half ago I decided to start a small business making jewelry and that evolved into upcycling paper into beads.
What is your business mission and goal?
I design with a classic, timeless look using beautiful crystals and vintage glass beads. Creating paper beads for designers that love the lightweight and uniqueness of paper beads it is upcycling at it's finest :)
Classic, Timeless, Special
How do you celebrate reaching your goals?
I celebrate fan based goals with my customers. Giving them a give away to win a free gift. I celebrate personal business goals by sitting back with a good TV show, cup of coffee, and a new to-do list.
Which other makers inspire you?
All makers inspire me differently. I am in facebook groups that post their jewelry pieces that inspire me to be creative. Makers that make other things that are not jewelry inspire me to remain productive. Most of the time, designers that buy my paper beads inspire me because I know that they are going to use them to be creative. That might be the ultimate inspiration, knowing that I am creating something that others can use in their creative processes.
What is one thing you couldn't live without?
Ya know...2 broke girls. Two girls that are busting their humps to make their small business work. They make me laugh. I can watch them all day and roll beads....I have done that many many times.
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