Announcement I've closed this site due to Etsy pulling most of my work. Stating that they made with Cuban items.
I've closed this site due to Etsy pulling most of my work. Stating that they made with Cuban items.
My Journey to open Smokin'Swag
About 3 yrs ago I was homeless & moved away from Santa Cruz due to my car blowing up. It should have been recalled but wasn't. I found a way to move back & was looking
for work when I ran across an ad on Craigslist for an artist who knew how to decoupage.
I don't remember ever doing decoupage but figured how hard was it?
I met a wonderful woman named Fran & she had a partner John who lived in Fl. He
bought all these beautiful cigar bands & had someone making these bracelet but that man retired. I was hired to make them at $25 a piece, which stunned me. I had an order for 100, 10 at first & more each time. I was making great money & building a great relationship with both of them. As soon as I had finished 100. No one was buying any of them. Not the ones they already had or any of mine.
Again I was out of a large income. I had to move again. Thank goodness for my best friend, my ex.
One day I received an email from Fran & we got together. John & her had decided to give all of the bracelets they had left & all the supplies to make more. They gave me the business. It was an honor to have these two people feel I was worth that.
I hope to expand my sales through advertising & on other sites. But for now I'm pleased with the results of Etsy. Etsy has been very good to me.
Please visit my vintage site too, Pass the Past. See URL below.
I hope everyone that purchases something loves what they bought & I encourage them & anyone else to contact me about anything. Please if you've purchased an item, let me know you received it. Even if you are unhappy. I will do my best to please you.
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I guarantee that I make everyone & that the quality is the best possible.