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Old 2012-07-10, 9:32am
glowfishstudios glowfishstudios is offline
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Join Date: May 18, 2009
Location: Wyandotte, MI 48192
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Default Opening lampwork studio!

In the last three weeks my husband and I made the leap to purchase a gallery in our town and to add a 10 person torch setup in the back. We've been so excited about this possible career change I've hardly had time to think of anything else. We will be located in southeaster MI in a town called Wyandotte. The lampwork area is a huge room that used to be a stone volt for fur coats. The ceiling is high but walls floor and ceiling are all cement. If any of you have experience in running a business that is similar I would live to hear your thoughts. There are so many facets to think about.
Right now we are waiting for the mortgage to go through and then I will get a plumber out to do the natural gas and also have a local heating and cooling company out to look at ventilation.
For th efun part I need to start purchasing glass, beads, metals and other jewelry making tools and supplies. If you have any suggestions for wholesalers to go through or shows I should be attending please let me know.
Thanks so much for your time!
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