Full Name: Stacie Zaragosa
Company/Business: Beading By Stacie
Year Founded: 20062009
Tell us about your business: I create unique beaded items including jewelry and novelty items. Even thought that might not be unique, I have also created a punch needle tool using my beading supplies. It’s the beaded punch needle threader. I currently have my threaders in 6 stores and looking for other craft stores to carry them. I have also created the beaded tapestry threader. Other items I make are beaded windchimes, beaded bookmarks, beaded keychains, beaded trees and also sell beading supplies. I also teach beading lesson from my home.
What inspired you to start your business: I have been creating beaded jewelry for over 20 years. After many requests from friends and family, I decided I should turn my hobby into a business.
Share one business goal you have: My main goal is to get my punchneedle and tapestry threaders into 100 craft stores by the year 2012
What would you say contributes to your success: The support of my family. Manytimes I have received large orders that I couldn’t handle on my own, and my husband and my mother stepped in to help me. They are my biggest supporters.
What advice would you like to offer other women/moms who are thinking about starting a business: Just do it! Stop thinking about it and do it.