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Daily Inspiration: Meet Aletha Cross

Today we’d like to introduce you to Aletha Cross.

Hi Aletha, it’s an honor to have you on the platform. Thanks for taking the time to share your story with us – to start maybe you can share some of your backstories with our readers?
I started making jewelry as a way to cope with the loss of a child. It is great therapy and engages my creative side.

I have been making handcrafted jewelry for over 20 years. In 2018, I decided to turn my hobby into a business and created Essence By Design. I have recently fallen in love with resin art and making custom t-shirts.

Can you talk to us a bit about the challenges and lessons you’ve learned along the way? Looking back would you say it’s been easy or smooth in retrospect?
I can say no it has not been a smooth road on the business journey. I have realized that there are some scammers who will create a fake event and take your money.

Another issue is being consistent in posting to social media, it feels like a part-time job! I have learned to motivate myself and to be disciplined in my craft.

Can you tell our readers more about what you do and what you think sets you apart from others?
I specialize in handcrafted jewelry, resin dominoes, coasters and tray sets, keychains, and custom t-shirts. My best sellers are keychains and dominoes sets.

I listen to my customer desire and put that in every item I make. I want every item to be the best and perfect.

What’s next?
I am planning for a successful year, added some new items such as custom handmade rugs. I am also looking to add my love of woodworking to my crafts and holding classes.

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