Worth a Wink

Basic Information

Business Name: Worth a Wink
Website: www.etsy.ca/shop/worthawink
Established: 2021

Questions answered by: Rebecca Winkworth 

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About Them

Can you please fully explain your business or product line?

Worth a Wink is original, one-of-a-kind, handwoven bead & clay adornments. From colourful earrings and witchy necklaces to fun bolo ties and sparkling sun catchers, each piece is carefully designed and crafted to enhance the beauty of the wearer.

I play with seed beads and polymer clay, often combining them to create unique and interesting pieces. Most of my work is done late at night, by the light of the moon, surrounded by cats, listening to crime podcasts.

My goal is to make beautiful jewelry that makes you feel special!

With the Winnipeg local maker community continuing to grow, what is the most important thing you’d like potential customers of your company to know?

I think what really differentiates my pieces from others is that I design all of my own patterns, making them truly unique! I also create custom designs for people based on things that they love, like favourite artwork, flowers, or pets.

What inspired you to start your business?

It started as a creative outlet during the pandemic since I used to bead and had a stash of supplies I could use. So, I’d bring out my supplies at night after my family went to sleep. I found the whole process to be meditative and grounding. It also forced me to put down my phone…bye bye doom-scrolling!

What was the biggest struggle you’ve had to overcome?

Balancing life & work is tricky when you start your own business because the two worlds start to blur together – “…no, we can’t eat at the dining room table tonight because I’m not moving my beads again.” 

Also, patience. I have so many ideas for new designs & products and dreams for my business, but don’t have time to execute them all at once!

What has been your biggest success as a maker?

When someone tells me I made their favourite pair of earrings they’ve ever worn, sends me a picture of themselves wearing something I’ve made, or leaves me the nicest review. The positive feedback from people who love my work is the best!

Do you have any advice that you would pass on to someone hoping to start up their own business or product line?

You’ve got to love what you do, but be prepared to deal with the behind-the-scenes stuff that can take a LOT of time like photography, marketing, and coming up with snappy hashtags & captions. Honestly, though, I feel like such a newbie. I’m just learning as I go.

Please share any upcoming events as well as the best place(s) for people to purchase your product!

I’ll be at the Shaftesbury Craft Sale on December 4 and “The Buzz” at The Park Theatre on December 10. 

You can check out my Etsy page for available work, but you can also purchase directly through my pages on Instagram or Facebook. I am also open to custom work and collaborations! 

Pamela Roz

Pamela Roz has spent the last 15 years as a radio broadcaster including in classic rock, adult contemporary, top 40, nostalgia, and country formats. While honing the craft of radio, Pamela has grown her own publicity business, Pamela Roz PR. Since 2011, she has helped Manitoba-based artists/bands, theatre companies, events, organizations, and charities gain media coverage as well as enhance their online presence and grow their public followings (both on and offline). Under “other skills/passions”, you will find voiceover, journalism, interviewing, event planning, and event hosting. Pamela also continues to build her skills in journalism (which she majored in through Red River College's Creative Communications program), as well as social media, voiceover, interviewing, event planning, event hosting and radio tracking.

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