Tuesday, December 16
Connections: You never know where a connection may lead you. Check out the story about how I got in the biggest show to date of my career.
My wife and I lived in Grand Rapids Michigan for 8 years... this is where I built my metal business. We decided to move back home to Ohio near our families. This was all made possible due to the fact that my online business (etsy) was doing so well. So we packed up our life and moved home! After we settled in, I was hanging out with my father-in-law. We went to this Market place with shops and hundreds of vendors. I looked into opening a store in the market place... it sounded great.. so i went for it! The summer was so successful.. selling loads of metal and handing out thousands of business cards. One day in late August a woman walked up to my store... it turns out she owns a salon in Akron Ohio..(here is the full story on that). She loved my work and, now is carrying my line of jewelry and some furniture in the salon... Well.. down the street is the Akron Art Museum , and the lady who runs the Museum store gets her hair cut at this salon... She noticed my work and e-mailed me and asked if i wanted to be in the Museum's Holiday Mart... They also want to carry my line of jewelry permanently in the store...
Here are some pics of the amazing Akron Art Musem and the post card that went out to loads of people.
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