Craft Cafe Artisan Chat - Green Street Mosaics

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Meet Lauren Constantino from Green Street Mosaics

Please tell us about yourself: 
My name is Lauren Constantino and I am the creator behind Green Street Mosaics. I live in Saint Petersburg, Florida with my husband and our yellow labrador retriever Quincy.

How long have you been in business?
Since January 2012.

Please describe your business:
Green Street Mosaics specializes in Custom Mosaics. I make mosaic mirrors, personalized mosaic name plaques, mosaic address signs, and mosaic home decor.

Tell us what inspires you:
Colors and patterns! I enjoy mosaics because I love taking so many small individual pieces of glass and forming them into one cohesive unit. It takes patience, but it is worth it.

Please share with others, your best marketing techniques:
I’ll include my top three.... 1) I am active on Facebook, Twitter, Wanelo, Pinterest, Google+,We Heart It... you name it. This has helped to create back links and ‘fans’ (aka potential customers!) 2) I think it is important to be consistent with branding to make my product and store recognizable. 3) I include a coupon with each shipment - a way to say thank you to customers and remind them that new items are added frequently so be sure to come back for another look. This has helped me to become successful at building repeat customers and a loyal customer base.

What do you love most about your business?
I love making my own schedule and meeting customers, fellow crafters, and other business people from all over.

Please tell us why have chosen Craft Café as a venue for your business?
The Craft Cafe community has been so active and supportive from day one. The site is friendly to both sellers and buyers. Listing and managing my shop is intuitive. Prices are beyond reasonable.

What advice can you give for crafters/artisans just starting out?
Know that it takes time and a lot of work to be successful. Things don’t happen overnight. Research your customer base. Decide what makes your product unique and go with it.

Lastly, where do you see your business in 5 years?
I see Green Street Mosaics continuing to be successful.

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We would like to send out a big THANK YOU to Lauren for all her love and support.

Be sure to visit Green Street Mosaics soon ♥ ♥ Craft Cafe Shop / Facebook / Twitter

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**Craft Cafe's Custom Mosaic Sign is in the works! Thank you Lauren!!

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