“When I started my business almost 9 years ago I started it for hosting my own parties. I did it because my parties were pretty large and I had a ton of glasses to wash at the end of the night. My guests would put there glasses down and walk away. When they finally wandered over to get their glass they couldn't remember which one was theirs...hence they would grab another glass. My party of 24 people would now have 48 glasses or more to wash at the end of the night!“
So...wine charms!!! They were very helpful for the stemmed glasses but the glasses without stems, which I prefer as they don't get knocked over easily and spill, were still piling up at the end of the night. There wasn't alot on the market 9 years ago, so I decided to try all different things to make my own. One day, I finally found the "hit!" Decals! You can put anything you want on the decal...Happy Birthday, Merry Christmas, Mommy's sippy cup, and all sorts of images. Of coarse I can't tell you my exact process because I like to keep my trade secrets to myself, but they are pretty amazing! I will tell you that all of our products are made right here in the USA. What first started as mostly decals has now morphed into mostly wine charms for stemmed glasses now, because I quickly realized that is what my customers really want. We listen!
What made me start a business from a simple decal? My friends & my husband, and before I knew it they were all asking me to make some for them! I spent so many hours making them that my husband said why don't you start charging people. My hobby soon became Pixie Wine Charms, Pixie because that was my nick name as a child.
I first launched a website and 2 months into my business, I found Etsy "The largest hand-made market place on the internet." I found my home! My wine charm business has morphed into an amazing little business Ever Since! In 2018 Amazon started a hand-made department, and I got an email from Amazon stating they though I would be a good fit for their hand-made department. That was very validating and exciting! You can visit Pixie Wine Charms there at www.amazon.com/pixiewinecharms .
It's been a long journey but 9 years later Pixie Wine Charms is very well established, and I'm currently shipping all over the world.
My Goals? Well, my goals were to retire from my "real job" at 55. I am a flight attendant for 32 years now. That time is just about here! I'm going to retire earlier than I planned at 53...next year in 2022 I am hitting the button, and it's very exciting!
This is just a little about Pixie Wine Charms and how it got started. I welcome suggestions from my followers for new ideas and themes for my wine charms. I hope you will come back from time to time to check in on me and see my newest products and current sales. Please like us on my Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/Pixiewinecharms/
I will keep my blog open for comments and questions at least 75% of the time, so feel free to comment! To all of my customers "Thank you, without you Pixie Wine Charms wouldn't be where it is today!