On our 6th year anniversary at Sundaylace Creations, I want to take a moment to reflect on our journey so far. Back in 2017, my house flooded, I had surgery on my uterus, I was unemployed and it was a difficult time for me emotionally. But it was also the catalyst for me to focus on beadwork as a way to improve my mental health. With only beads and the desire to turn my passion into a business, I started Sundaylace Creations.
At the time, I was on welfare, and beading was just a way to earn a little extra money. I was hoping to sell $40 worth of beadwork a day, but I never could have imagined how far we would come. With a small windfall of $1000, I invested in creating our website and started with 30 products. My marketing skills were lacking, and I learned everything from YouTube and my own mistakes. The first year I barely profited as I put everything I earned back into the business, cause I wanted to have all the bead colours as my life goal.
Fast forward to 2022, and Sundaylace Creations has been nominated and won multiple awards for entrepreneurship. We been featured in magazines, spoke at events, and even done a few podcasts as guest! We now have a thriving beading supply business, and we hire staff from our small rural First Nations reserve in Eskasoni, NS. We've overcome many obstacles to get here, including navigating Canada Post's corporate account system during a COVID pandemic but we never lost sight of our goal.
It's all thanks to our customers and the beading community that has supported us from the beginning to now. We couldn't have done it without you. Thank you for your likes, comments, TikTok views, and kind words of encouragement. We hope to continue serving you in the future with Sundaylace Creations.
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