It is truly sad it has come down to this, but I am no longer able to afford having a specialty business. I am not able to find good venues to sell my gem trees at, and they are slow to sell online. The gem trees are beautiful, and people love them, but the market just isn't big enough. I'm sure I caught the trend at its earliest stages, and will help it bloom in the future!
In the meantime, here's your last chance at buying one of my very unique gem trees for a cheap price! The money raised will help me catch up on bills and help out the stress level tremendously. I am not entirely sure how the business went from doing well to flat lining. It seems a lot of e-commerce businesses are struggling at the moment. Are people just not buying online in spring or something?
Its really unfortunate, but I have to look for a regular job now. Hobby businesses are great to an extent, but life on the streets doesn't really appeal to me. I'm going to keep the focus on one business in the meantime, my Oddball Cat Toys business. Its off to a great start but I have a very long ways to go with it. As I said before, it has a much greater market potential than the gem trees do. I want to keep on making custom gem trees for people though, that part of the shop won't shut down, and neither will the gemstone jewelry from Kevin.
At this time, I'm unsure of plans to attend the April Rock Show at Har Mar Mall. I love the venue, but it depends if I have the funds to attend or not.
I also wanted to mention that if you send me a message from this website, you need to include your email so that I can get in touch with you, especially if you have something mean to say about me or my business! Don't hide behind the anonymity! I expect to be treated like I would in person, which means its a two way street.
Again, thank you to my fans for your support! Its not a good bye forever, but I am just not able to go on at this time from a financial stand point. Please support me by buying something from my Etsy store, Spirit Gem Designs.
Please also take the time to support my Oddball Cat Toys business! The toys are also for gentle dogs, for those of you without cats. I am in the process of building a website, so for now please visit Oddball Cat Toys online on Facebook and its Etsy Store.