Business Name: glitter GIGGLE Designs Website: N/A Established: 2020
Can you please fully explain your business or product line?
glitterGIGGLE designs specialize in creating custom handmade framed designs using pebbles found right here in Manitoba.
With the local maker community continuing to grow, what makes you stand out from the rest?
Pebbles used are handpicked, washed, and polished from different locations in Manitoba, such as various Winnipeg’s parks, Victoria beach, and Bird’s Hill Provincial Park.
In addition to the pebbles I gather, I give the customer the option to supply the pebbles themselves creating a custom order to remember a trip or special event.
What made you realize that you had a product that could be shared with others?
Using pebbles, I created a person on a toilet called “when you forget your phone”. My friends and family loved it! From there, I took that same design to Facebook Marketplace and it took off!
What has been your biggest success as a maker? Biggest struggle you’ve overcome?
My biggest success has been the support from Manitobans and buying local this summer!
Pebbles are all unique, that is why my biggest struggle has been finding the “just right” pebble to complete an order. Sometimes I need a long skinny pebble or a pebble that is the same shade as another, but I make it work!
Any advice that you would tell someone hoping to start up their own business or product line?
Starting is the hardest part, so just do it! Start small; make/ create for friends and family as gifts, then post to Facebook Marketplace. Be patient and see where that takes you!
Please share any upcoming events (physical events, virtual sales, etc.) that you think Winnipeggers would be interested in!
Kickstart to Christmas Sale on my own social media accounts from December 1st to 5th; shop the most popular pebble designs!