Welcome to my first small business spotlight of the season! My hope is to show you a few amazing small businesses you can support during the holiday season and beyond. Each time you purchase something from a small business, you are supporting an individual, a family. You are helping to pay their bills so that they can continue bringing you beautiful products. We appreciate your business more than any big box store, or big business where it just goes to someone with plenty of money already. So please consider supporting the businesses I plan on sharing here over the next couple of weeks, as well as others in your community!
So without further ado, let me introduce the 1st small business spotlight, Life Force Creatives. This one is close to my heart because it's my mom's business. It was formerly known as "B-Dazzled Creations by Andrea" but we recently renamed it to honor the business my parents have had my entire life, as well as make it so we can add more items under the same business name as we come up with more.
At the top of the blog I talked about how important your patronage is to small businesses, and this one is no different. Many of you know that we lost my dad close to 18 months ago. With that we also lost his income since he always made planters, ran their melaleuca business, set up shows for them to do and more. He's actually the one who came up with the idea for these necklaces and helped to make them. So my mom and I have been trying to figure out how to get income coming in for her to supplement her small savings, and getting her necklace business going is one of the ideas. So each purchase may seem small, but it's a huge deal for her, and can help her to buy groceries, stay in her house and more.
So here's a little bit about the business.
Life Force Creatives run by Andrea Kruse (with help from me, Shauna Kruse)
Why did you start the business:
My parents have had a small business as long as I can remember. My dad was a beekeeper when I was growing up, and we produced honey, candles and mead. We went to shows around the PNW, and I would often go along and help them. The business was called Life Force since bees are the life force of the entire natural world.
Later, my parents had a sweet red bell pepper sauce they sold, and added a three berry jam to their shows. My dad was always innovative and looking for new things, and about five years ago he found the idea for 8 strand crocheted necklaces. He watched videos on how to make them, then taught my mom as well, and "B-Dazzled Creations by Andrea" was born.
What products do you offer?
We offer crocheted 8 strand necklaces in varying colors. They are made with beautiful ladder yarns to offer depth and beauty. Some even have a little sparkle, making them look like you are wearing a necklace made of gemstones.
The necklaces are perfect for casual wear, or to add a pop of color to that little black dress. They are light, and are perfect for travel and anyone who may have metal sensitivities. They are perfect for a gift as well, with a variety of colors to appease anyone on your list! They are also light for shipping, and fit well into stockings. So grab a few for friends and family and one for yourself today!
Email: [email protected]
Thank you for joining us! I hope you will check out the sites above, and do some Christmas shopping. If you have any questions, please contact the email above.
And keep an eye out for our next spotlight: Obsidian Reflections. She will have a deal available only through this blog!
Thank you for supporting the individuals and families who own small businesses!