Meet Lulu’s Upcycling Lounge, which really is the expert in tying one on!
Lulu’s Upcycling Lounge
Lives in/Business located:
Lakeville, MN/online and in some antiques and consignment shops
This will be Bonanza vendor appearance:
Handmade women’s accessories from upcycled, recycled and repurposed materials, focuing on accessories made from vintage neckties for the Junk Bonanza
Favorite activity besides junking:
I love to find new things to make, which is why my shop is full of such a variety of items. I get bored making one item for too long!
Would save if the workshop were on fire:
My sewing machine and my serger
You knew you were a junker when:
I would get excited about the idea of wandering around thrift stores and garage sales. I just love seeing what I may find.
Three words that describe you:
curious, calm, creative (I thought I should stick with the C’s!)
Three words that describe your product:
unique, fun, fashionable
If you couldn’t be a junker, you’d be:
a personal trainer
When you found it you knew it would sell immediately:
So I think my process is a little different than those who find great “junk.” I think the best way for me to predict whether an item will sell is in direct correlation to my level of enthusiasm while making it. When I am super-excited about a new product line and want to focus solely on that, my joy shows through my work. While this is a tricky business in the fact that an artist never knows what may sell well, I have decided to focus on what I like and what interests me because my buyers will feel the positive energy that goes into all of my products.
Positive energy is the hallmark of the Junk Bonanza!
We can’t wait to share it with you!